Warriors guard Gary Payton II has been making “good progress” in his recovery from a right adductor injury and has “intensified” his on-court activity over the past week. He’s expected to practice on Saturday, at which point his status will be determined for Sunday’s game against the Wolves, Golden State announced (via Twitter).
Payton has yet to play for the Warriors in 2022/23 after they acquired him in a trade just before last month’s deadline. He had started for the Trail Blazers the night before the deal, but the Warriors failed his physical, putting the trade in jeopardy. They ultimately went through with the deal after exploring their options for a few days.
The 30-year-old was slow to recover from offseason adductor surgery, as he didn’t make his debut with Portland until January, 36 games into the season. Once he returned, he only exceeded 20 minutes played three times, and missed an additional five contests.
Payton, who played a key role in helping the Warriors win the championship last year, signed a three-year, $26.1MM contract with the Blazers in free agency last summer. In 15 games this season (17.0 MPG), he averaged 4.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG and 1.1 SPG on .585/.529/1.000 shooting.
15 thoughts on “Warriors’ Gary Payton II Could Return Sunday”
How come he doesn’t have to go to counseling after he admitted to using tylendol? Double standard much…
How come you don’t have to go to counseling and admit your illogical, and quite meaningless, hate for the Warriors?
I guess it means nothing…
I don’t hate the warriors at all they just have a lot of bottom 3 personalities in the league. Also Curry is way overrated if he played me 1 on 1 I’d win because he doesn’t play defense. No hate though.
This is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever read.. Go to the corner and stay there for saying something that blasphemous.
What they don’t tell you is that making it to the NBA is just as much about skill as it is luck.
If I was as lucky as Steph Curry I’d be in the league. But I won’t cry about it.
Right. You are a probably 5’2″ and weigh 350. Luck ain’t going to help you.
Ha. I dare you to go up to Spud Webber and say that to his face. I’ll wait. Height is not the be all end all…
Heart, on the other hand…
Spud doesn’t weigh 350 like you.
That was the funniest post i heard all year how he could beat Curry one on one. If you ever played on the court with a real NBA player you would know how bad you are. You couldn’t even make a G team.
On a court with the rigged nba refs? Advantage Warriors obviously. But street rules in my park or even in my driveway? Nite nite.
Poole happy his OTB defense will be alleviated a little bit. He can go back to guarding the spot up Shooters more.
Payton in the middle of most of these Highlights:
link to youtube.com
Warriors desperate for Wiggins to return.
Peeking at the right time. Warriors will be a tough out once again.
If Payton II returns full time with no more setbacks, then I’d say there is no harm, no foul in that trade. Payton is back 10 games prior to the play-ins, and seemingly ready.