Gary Payton II

by John Max 04 Feb,2020
Gary Payton II
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 3 Inch
Weight in KG 86 kg
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Gary Payton II
  • Birth Country 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 Golden State Warriors 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. 

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

Professional basketball player Payton earns money by playing basketball in the NBA.

On 23rd September 2016, Payton II signed a 2-year $2.5 million contract with Houston.

On 2nd April 2017, he signed a 2-year $1.35 million contract with Milwaukee.

On 16th May 2021, he agreed on  a 2 year $1.99 million Rest-of-Season contract with Golden State. In 2022-23, Payton II will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $1,766,970. 

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

He earned a total of $4,044,090 in 6 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 2022. 

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 29-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. 

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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