Top Stories

Warriors bring back Gary Payton II

Golden State has agreed to add the guard in a trade with Portland.

Stephen Curry and Golden State reportedly will welcome back Gary Payton II.

Gary Payton II was a key part of the Golden State Warriors’ championship team in 2022, contributing defense and other aspects to the team. The 30-year-old veteran is headed back to the Warriors from Portland in a 4-team trade..

Pistons receive:

  • James Wiseman

Warriors receive:

  • Gary Payton II
  • 2 future second-round picks (from Atlanta)

Hawks receive:

  • Saddiq Bey

Trail Blazers receive:

  • Kevin Knox
  • 5 future second-round picks

Payton signed with Portland in the offseason as a free agent, but missed the first 35 games of 2022-23 after having offseason surgery. He is averaging 4.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 1.5 apg in 17 mpg. In trading for Payton and trading away Wiseman in an earlier reported deal, the Warriors save some money in both trades.