Gary Payton NBA Portland Trail Blazers
A multi-year contract between Gary Payton II and the Portland Trail
Blazers is nearing completion, according to his agent, Aaron Goodwin.
Payton, who played for the Golden State Warriors for the previous two
seasons, is anticipated to sign a three-year, $28 million contract with the
Blazers. Payton received the taxpayer mid-level exception from the
Warriors. Payton's main responsibility was as a lockdown defender, and
he recorded a defensive rating of 100, ranking him 40th in the league.