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Wizards sign Gary Payton II

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Payton played three games for the Wizards in the 2018-19 season.

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The Washington Wizards are thin at the point guard position in light of Isaiah Thomas’ suspension and a very injury-riddled roster. To that end, they have signed Gary Payton II from the G-League’s South Bay Lakers. Payton averages 21.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists for South Bay.

Payton played three games for the Wizards in the 2018-19 season on a 10-day contract. After his contract ended, he returned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers where he was part of their 2018-19 G League championship team.