All you need to know about Warriors' Hero Against Nuggets, Gary Payton II
The Golden State Warriors currently have Gary Dwayne Payton II at point guard and he is proving to be a great addition to the team. On both ends of the court, he is showing great skills. Particularly after his performance against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, he is picking up speed. Here are some important details about the upcoming rising star of the Warriors.
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Gary Payton II was born in Seattle, Washington, United States, on 1 December 1992. His father is Gary Payton, a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. A legendary point guard who played for the Seattle SuperSonics for 13 years
Payton was playing the best game of his career on Wednesday. He also played very well defensively as he made three of his four shots from beyond the arc. Consequently, fans are connecting his skill to that of his father.
Oregon State University was Payton's first stop in his basketball career, where he earned both first-team Pac-12 honors as well as Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors.
It is said that he is commnly known as "The Mitten" in the NBA, as it refers to his father's nickname, "The Glove."