Skip to main content

Lakers to Sign Gary Payton II

Gary Payton II



Payton II is expected to play back-up to a still questionable Lonzo Ball

In any basketball league, if a player is blessed enough to have a son who will inherit his father's undying passion towards the game of basketball, chances are that boy is already destined to make a loud noise when he steps into the big league and we have seen it happen in the PBA. For starters, we have Kiefer Ravena, the famous son of Bong Ravena. We also have the Teng Brothers of Jeric and Jeron, sons of known PBA defensive specialist, Alvin Teng. Internationally, we also have Kobe Paras, the son of the only Rookie MVP, so far in the history of the PBA, Benjie Paras.

While having a basketball-famous name can be beneficial, it's not always the case, especially in the NBA. Take a look at the case of Gary Payton II, son of 1-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer, Gary Payton. Payton II wasn't selected by any team during the 2016 Draft and only got a deal with the Houston Rockets after the latter decided to sign Payton II as a free agent. He then played a grand total of 18 games over the course of the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks before the Bucks released him last December.

Ever since Payton II was released, several teams were rumored to be interested in acquiring him and among those teams is none other than the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the teams which his legendary father has played for during his decorated career. And now, the word has it that the Lakers are set to sign Gary Payton II in a two-way contract which means he will be playing extended minutes for both the Lakers and their G-League affiliate, South Bay.

This could be a welcome development for the Lakers who are riding on their 4-game winning despite missing Lonzo Ball due to soreness in his left knee and is currently listed as questionable for their next game.


Conclusion

With their prized and hyped rookie questionable, the Lakers are hoping that the arrival of Gary Payton II will provide a more balanced attack from the point guard position because signing someone like Gary Payton II means that the Lakers want more point guards to back-up Lonzo Ball aside from Tyler Ennis and Alex Caruso. 

Question: Is this a great deal for the Lakers? It will be seen once Payton II hits the floor for the Purple and Gold. 

Popular posts from this blog

DIRECTORY: Basketball Courts For Rent in Manila

Village Sports Club - http://www.vsportsclub.com/
Address: El Grande Avenue corner Tropical Avenue, Topman Village
Las Piñas
Metro Manila
1740
Philippines Time: Tuesdays to Sundays 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM Phone: 822-1000 Local: 232 / 233 Mobile: 0917-801-2094 or 0998-586-9321 Type: Maple wood flooring (supplied by Robbins Sports Surfaces), Covered Rate: Php 2,000 per hour Local: 822-1000 local 232/233

Rancho 3 Basketball Court Address: 3 Rancho
Marikina
Metro Manila
1811
Philippines Type: Cement Rate: Php 200 per hour

10 Hottest PBA Courtside Reporters

It's a good thing that these ladies weren't ranked in this video. Not only will it be too difficult, it will also be too unjust.

As the games in the PBA start heating up and the country is getting all the more hotter, these PBA courtside reporters isn't at all helping and is keeping the PBA smoldering hot. PBA and TV5 has done a great job in aqcuiring these intelligent and attractive courtside reporters.

Update: No Truth to Melo to Lakers Rumor

You can now breathe a sigh of relief Lakers fans. After a slight scare, it turns out that Carmelo Anthony won't be ending up in Los Angeles after all.  Yesterday, NBA fans were at a frenzy when a report was posted about the possibility of Carmelo Anthony joining the Lakers. Of course, Lakers fans were […] MoreThe post Update: No Truth to Melo to Lakers Rumor appeared first on Powcast Sports.

from https://powcastsports.com/update-no-truth-to-melo-to-lakers-rumor/

Woes Continue for LA: DeRozan Scores 36 in Spurs’ Win

San Antonio scored 44 points in the fourth quarter alone The Lakers led as much as 15 points.The Lakers led by 10 points entering the fourth quarter.The Lakers led as much as 12 points in the fourth quarter. How did the Lakers still lose by 13 points? Answer: they faltered in the fourth quarter. Again.  […] MoreThe post Woes Continue for LA: DeRozan Scores 36 in Spurs' Win appeared first on Powcast Sports.

from https://powcastsports.com/woes-continue-for-la-derozan-scores-36-in-spurs-win/