Gary Payton II will be the first victim of the luxury rate for Golden State Warriors of the 2022-2023 season. Although the team sought to retain their defensive specialist and key piece starting from the bench during the assault on the ring, the Portland Trail Blazers They made him an offer that Californians couldn’t match given their salary constraints.
The Oregon franchise, according to The Athletichas written you a check $28 million for three years of contract to the player, who shone with averages of 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 61.5% shooting from the field in addition to shining in defensive tasks, achieving a miraculous recovery after breaking his elbow in the conference semis and returning for the NBA Finals and collaborating in the achievement of the title.
Payton II, son of the legendary Sonics and Lakers point guard, started the course without a contract and applying to become a video coordinator for the Warriors. His bet to train for nothing with the franchise it allowed him to rejoin the squad for the veteran minimum and the rest is history.