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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
64-18 6-4 L1
53-29 6-4 W5
42-40 6-4 W5
33-49 2-8 W2
30-52 5-5 W1

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 17.6 7.1 61.6 3.5 0.9
Post Season 15.9 6.1 72.7 3.0 1.3

Top Gary Payton II News

  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Re-evaluated in one week

    Payton (elbow) is expected to be sidelined at least one more week before he gets re-evaluated, C.J. Holmes of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Payton has been sidelined since fracturing his left elbow on May 3, which has resulted in five games missed. He is reportedly making good progress in his recovery process and has begun to do light individual on-court activities. However, a return for the Western Conference Finals does not look likely at this point.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: 'Long shot' to return during WCF

    Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Sunday that Payton (elbow) is a "long shot" to play during the Western Conference Finals, Kendra Andrews of ESPN.com reports.

    Payton fractured his left elbow during the Warriors' Game 2 loss to the Grizzlies and was expected to miss 3-to-5 weeks. If the defensive-minded guard returns, it'll likely be towards the backend of the series, which suggests Payton could possibly play in the NBA Finals if the Warriors advance.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Out three-to-five weeks

    Payton (elbow) is expected to be sidelined for three-to-five weeks due to the fractured left elbow he suffered in Game 2 against Memphis, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Results from Wednesday's MRI revealed that Payton also suffered slight ligament damage along with the fractured elbow, so he'll miss the next three weeks at a minimum as the Warriors continue their pursuit of another NBA title. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, there is still a chance Payton could return this postseason if the Warriors were to reach the NBA Finals, but it sounds like they'll have to get there without him. In the meantime, Damion Lee, Jonathan Kuminga and Otto Porter could see additional opportunities as the Warriors try to get past the Grizzlies in the Western Conference semifinals.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Fractures elbow

    Payton has been diagnosed with a fractured left elbow, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. An MRI on Wednesday will help determine how long he will be out.

    This is a tough blow for the Warriors, as Payton was starting to see an uptick in minutes and appeared locked in as a starter for the remainder of the postseason. Prior to Tuesday's first-quarter exit, he had recorded at least one steal in five straight games -- three of which included at least one block. More information on his recovery time will be revealed when he gets an MRI, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him ruled out for the rest of the playoffs. For the duration of his absence, more minutes could be in store for Damion Lee, Jonathan Kuminga and Otto Porter.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Will not return to Game 2

    Payton (elbow) will not return to Tuesday's Game 2 against the Grizzlies.

    Payton underwent X-rays following a hard fall where he tried to brace himself using his left arm. The results of those X-rays have not been revealed, but the guard will not return to Tuesday's game.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Heads to locker room

    Payton went to the locker room during the first quarter of Tuesday's Game 2 against the Grizzlies, C.J. Holmes of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Payton was going up for a fast-break layup when he was hit in the head by Dillon Brooks mid-air, resulting in the Warriors' guard crashing to the ground and injuring his arm while trying to break his fall. He appeared to be in significant pain, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out the remainder of the game. He is undergoing an X-ray as well.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Retreats to bench for second half

    Payton will operate off the bench during the second half of Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

    Payton drew his first start of the season. However, with Draymond Green ejected at the end of the first half, the Warriors have changed their gameplan and have opted to start Poole and Kevon Looney over Payton and Green to begin the second half.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Starting Game 1

    Payton will start Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

    The Warriors decided to start both Stephen Curry and Jordan Poole during their Game 5 win over the Nuggets, but Golden State will adjust its starting unit for a second straight game, this time opting for more defense by inserting Payton. Across 16 starts this season, Payton averaged 9.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 23.4 minutes per game. While Payton will start, Poole is still expected to garner a sizable role off the bench.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Scores 15 points off bench

    Payton notched 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 102-98 win over the Nuggets.

    Payton's 15 points tied Klay Thompson for second on the team behind Stephen Curry (30 points) and were the most Payton registered in the five-game series. The sixth-year guard also chipped in three boards, three dimes and two steals while playing turnover-free ball across 26 minutes. Payton's minutes fluctuated throughout the series, and that could again be the case in the Conference Semifinals against either Memphis or Minnesota.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Sees only seven minutes in Game 4

    Payton finished with zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one steal over seven minutes during Sunday's 126-121 loss to Denver.

    While Payton typically isn't an overly strong fantasy option, he usually plays a larger role for coach Steve Kerr off the bench. Prior to Sunday, Payton had played at least 14 minutes in 13 straight contests. Kerr instead opted to roll with Jordan Poole (39 minutes) and Andrew Wiggins (37) for longer stretches, while Andre Iguodala (13) and Jonathan Kuminga (11), who was a DNP-CD in Game 3, also factored into the mix.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Starting for Klay

    Payton will start Sunday's game against the Kings, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

    With Klay Thompson resting, Payton will move into the lineup at one guard spot as the Warriors finish out a back-to-back set. Payton was instrumental in Saturday night's come-from-behind win over Utah, finishing with 10 points, five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 22 minutes.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: Shifts back to bench

    Payton will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    With Klay Thompson back in the lineup after getting a rest day on Monday, Payton will shift to the bench after logging two points, three rebounds and a block in 14 minutes of action as a starter against Memphis. The 28-year-old is averaging 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 17.2 minutes per game this season.

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  • Warriors' Gary Payton: In starting five

    Payton (knee) will be available for Monday's game at Memphis. He'll start at shooting guard.

    With the Warriors once again resting several regulars, Payton will move into the lineup at one guard spot alongside Jordan Poole. The defensive ace saw 21 minutes of action off the bench in Sunday's loss to Washington, which he finished with five points, two rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Seattle, WA
Age: 29
School: Salt Lake CC UT; Oregon State
Experience: 5