After earning G League Defensive Player of the Year honors, the Warriors signed Gary Payton II to a 10-day contract. In five games with Golden State, Payton II is averaging 2.4 points on 57.1% shooting from the floor with 1.4 rebounds and one steal in 3.7 minutes per contest.
According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Warriors are planning to bring Payton II back on a second 10-day deal with his contract coming to an end.
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With Eric Paschall, James Wiseman, Kelly Oubre Jr., and Juan Toscano-Anderson dealing with injuries, the Warriors could use another option off the bench to close their current five-game road swing.
After a tight loss to the Celtics on Saturday night, the Warriors will meet the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.