Gary Payton II Biography

( 1992 - )
February 4, 2020
First published on:February 4, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Gary Payton II

Date of Birth: 1992, December 1
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Name Gary Payton II
Birth Place Seattle, Washington
Famous Name The Mitten
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father Gary Payton
Mother Monique Payton
Net Worth $1 million
Siblings 1 brother
Position in Team Point Guard
Current team The Washington Wizards
Nationality American
Profession NBA player
University attended Oregon State University
School attended Spring Valley High School

Gray Payton II is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also known by his nickname "The Mitten," a reference to his father's nickname "The Glove." He attended the Oregon State University and played college basketball for the Oregon State Beavers. He was named first-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Payton was born on December 1, 1992, in Seattle, Washington. He stands 6 ft 3 in tall and weighs 86 kg. He was left undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft and signed with Houston Rockets for the 2016 NBA Summer League where he played for Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He has been playing point Guard for the Washinton Wizards since 2019.

How much is Gary's Net Worth and NBA Earnings?

Professional basketball player Payton earns money by playing basketball in the NBA. Payton is one of the best paid NBA players. He was the 14th best-paid player of the Washington Wizards last year.

Gary Payton II signed a 1-year contract with the Washington Wizards for $1,090,781, including an annual average salary of $1,090,781. In 2019-20, Payton II earned a base salary of $1,090,781, while carrying a cap hit of $1,052,909 and a dead cap value of $1,052,909.

NBA Earnings:

YEAR TEAM SALARY
2019/18 Washington Wizards $1,090,781
2018/19 Washington Wizards $85,457
2017/18 Los Angeles Lakers $77,250
2017/18 Milwaukee Bucks $77,250
2016/17 Milwaukee Bucks $35,165
2016/17 Houston Rockets $543,471
Total Earnings   $1,900,374

He earned a total of $1,900,374 in 7 seasons for playing basketball. NBA players also have endorsement deals, sponsorships, and side businesses from which they earn money. Payton has an estimated net worth of $1 million in 2020. 

Relationship Status; Who is his Girlfriend?

Payton is unmarried and his relationship status remains unknown. There is not much information regarding his personal life. The 28-year old player has not disclosed his relationship status but is reportedly dating Raquel Monique as he has shared several photos with her on his Instagram.

Payton shared a photo with Raquel Monique on Instagram SOURCE: Instagram @garydwayne

He recently made an Instagram post with Raquel Monique and captioned it as, "The gas that keeps me going @raquel_monique_ Happy birthday".

Gary Payton II's Background

Payton was born in Seattle, Washington, on December 1, 1992. He studied at Spring Valley High School and graduated in 2011. In high school, he lettered one year in swimming and two years in basketball. Then he attended the Westwind Preparatory Academy for the 2011-12 season.

Payton II is a son of Gary Payton Sr., who is a retired professional basketball player. Gary formed nine All-Star teams; nine All-NBA teams won a title with the Heat on 2006. They are considered one of the best defensive players of all-time. Payton starred for the Seattle Supersonics in the 1990s.

Contract with Washington Wizards

On 21 January 2019, the Washington Wizards signed Payton on a 10-day contract. He became teammates with Bradley Beal, John Wall, and Isaiah Thomas. He made his debut for the Wizards against the Detroit Pistons on January 22. They beat Pistons in a 101-87 win, but he was not offered for a second 10 days contract.

Payton during an NBA match SOURCE: Instagram @garydwayne

The Washington Wizards announced that they had signed Payton on December 23, 2019. He has been playing for the Wizards since then.

Career Achievements

  1. Named first-team All-Pac-12 (2015, 2016)
  2. Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (2015, 2016)
  3. AP Honorable Mention All-American (2016)
  4. NBA G League champion (2019)

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