Gary Payton ll will miss several weeks due to serious injury

According to NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, guard Gary Payton II of the Golden State Warriors will miss several weeks because of a left hamstring issue.

The injury was sustained by Payton II on January 2nd while playing the Orlando Magic.

This season, Payton II has only appeared in 16 games. He will now be out again due to a hamstring strain, having missed 13 games in a row due to a calf ailment. The NBA champion’s body keeps failing him, so you have to feel horrible for him.

This season, Payton II is averaging 5.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.3 blocks while shooting 66.7% from the free-throw line, 45.6% from the field, and 28.1% from beyond the arc. His salary is $8.3 million.

“He’s such a big part of our team,” Warriors point guard Chris Paul said about Payton II. “People may not realize it, but his energy is consistent every day — every practice, every game. Him coming back has been huge for us. So I hope what it is isn’t going to take a long time. I think for him, it’s going to be about getting as healthy as possible.”

In the 2022 NBA Finals, Payton II assisted the Golden State Warriors over the Boston Celtics. Throughout his career, he has averaged 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.3 blocks while playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, and Warriors.

The Warriors’ record for the season is 16–17. According to the Western Conference standings, they are in 11th position.






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