• Number: 20
  • Position: Guard
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Weight: 190lbs
  • Years Pro: 17
  • Date of Birth: 07/23/1968
  • Prior to NBA: Oregon State

Gary Payton Bio

2005-06 Season

Appeared in 81 games (25 starts) for the HEAT and averaged 7.7 points (.420 FG%, .794 FT%), 3.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.88 steals and 28.5 minutes…sat out one game on the inactive list as a healthy scratch (Apr. 18 at Atlanta)…ranked second on the team in steals (71), third in assists (257) and fourth in three-point field goals made (66) and attempted (230)…led the team in scoring once, in steals 17 times, in assists on seven occasions, in minutes twice and in blocks once…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench a dozen times and also topped the reserves in assists a team-high 42 times, in minutes a team-high 37 times, in steals on 28 occasions, in rebounds 15 times and in blocks in five contests…his 79.4 percent free throw percentage was his highest mark since shooting 79.7 percent from the charity stripe in 2001-02 and the second highest of his career…scored in double figures 28 times, including three games of at least 20 points…took six charges…made a season-high 16 consecutive free throws from Mar. 6-18…had two double-figure scoring quarters…Season Highs: 21 points (twice), eight assists (four times), seven rebounds (three times), three steals (three times), one block (10 times) and 46:03 minutes (vs. Washington, Dec. 11).