Gary Payton II expected to return for NBA Finals

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Gary Payton II is expected to return to the Warriors for the NBA Finals after being out since Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Payton suffered a fractured elbow on a breakaway when he was fouled hard by Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks, who was assessed a Flagrant 2 and received a one-game suspension.

The return of Payton will only benefit Golden State, especially with his talented defensive skillset off the bench.

The 29-year-old played in 71 games this season averaging 17.6 minutes across those games.


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