Warriors legacy Peyton completes repair surgery to prepare for next season with new team Trail Blazers
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Warriors legacy Peyton completes repair surgery to prepare for next season with new team Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers announced today that 29-year-old guard Gary Payton II, recently signed from the Golden State Warriors, has completed surgery to repair a core muscle injury and will represent the new team for the 2022-2023 season. be ready.

Payton kicked off his NBA career in 2017, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, before getting a contract with the Warriors in 2021 and playing 71 regular-season games last season , averaged 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocks per 17.6 minutes per game. The overall hit rate is 61.6%, and the outside hit rate is 35.8%.

Payton played a pivotal role in the Warriors’ rotation, which eventually led to his first championship in the NBA .

However, because the Warriors faced the problem of excessive salary bills and luxury tax expenditures, some players who decided to break up the championship lineup included Payton. Payton then signed a three-year, $26.1 million contract with the Blazers to join the new team.

It is reported that 32-year-old guard Damien Lillard also underwent early core muscle surgery to relieve muscle pain, and 22-year-old forward Nasir Little also underwent the same surgery in mid-May. Now that Payton has also completed the operation, he is expected to recover in a short time and play on behalf of the new team Blazers in the new season.

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