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Gary Payton II
Gary Payton II
Position: G
Born: 12/01/92
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Salary: $1,052,909
Fred Katz: Wizards NBA 2K21 Ratings: Bradley Beal 88 John Wall 83 Rui Hachimura 79 Bertans 79 Thomas Bryant 79 Troy Brown 78 Napier 76 Wagner 76 Ish Smith 76 Mahinmi 74 Jerome Robinson 73 Bonga 72 Pasecniks 72 Jerian Grant 72 Gary Payton II 72 Schofield 71 Mathews 71 JWIII 70 Uthoff 67
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Fred Katz: John Wall and Gary Payton II among Wizards helping out at a scrimmage between the DC special Olympics team and the Virginia one. Wall and Payton reffing. Troy Brown, Thomas Bryant, Ish Smith and Moe Wagner coaching. Scott Brooks and Tommy Sheppard in attendance, too.

There are other minor moves Sheppard has made that stand out as good ones. He may have found something in Garrison Mathews, a rookie on a two-way deal who can light it up from three. Anzejs Pasecniks and Gary Payton II have been nice surprises as end-of-the-roster guys. And signing Ish Smith for less money instead of retaining Tomas Satoransky has proven to be a smart decision.
Are there any current NBA players who remind you of yourself in terms of their game or tenacity? You mentioned Patrick Beverley, so I’m guessing he’s one. Gary Payton: There are two: Marcus Smart and Patrick Beverley. They both remind me of myself. They’ll go at you. Beverley is a little bit different because he doesn’t have the offensive game that I had. But Marcus is starting to become that kind of player – he’s starting to score and shoot the ball. But both of them are dogs on the defensive end. My son, [Gary Payton II], has a little of that in him and he’s doing the same thing. He can get at you when he wants to and he’s long for someone who’s 6-foot-3, so his length will hurt you too. When you have them type of guys who can play defense that type of way, it’s always a bonus for their team. When you have a guy who can lock down like that, he’s always giving you great stuff on that end. But can they give you something on the other end? All three of them need to work on their offense
Gary Payton: I pressed my son too much. He was around basketball all the time and he got pressed a lot. It’s one of those things where you can steer your son away from loving the game of basketball. My son stopped liking it [when he was young]. As of today, he listens… but he don’t listen. It’s gotta come from somebody else. Then, when they don’t make it and they aren’t productive like they want to be, you want to go say, “See, what did I tell you? Why don’t you want to listen to me?” But that’s not the right thing to do. So I’ve backed off from my son. When he calls me, if he calls me, I’ll say what I say and then leave it alone. I won’t even go into it anymore. Now that he’s got his guaranteed contract for the first time and he’s staying up, I told him, “You should’ve been doing this since day one.” But they always got excuses. This is a different era and they always got excuses, man. “They should’ve let me play!” or, “They let me play, but [they should’ve] let me do this or that!” It’s not about all that. It’s about seeing what the coach wants and doing it, doing what the organization wants. But, nowadays, I just let him do what he gotta do and however he wants to do it.