The Golden State Warriors have delivered their verdict on the Gary Payton II commerce scenario.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Sunday that the Warriors have determined to undergo with the four-team commerce involving the veteran guard Payton.
The Warriors gained’t be passing Payton’s bodily although, Charania provides, however will nonetheless be shifting ahead with the deal.
The commerce was agreed on shortly earlier than Thursday’s commerce deadline however was thrown into jeopardy when the Warriors found of their bodily examination that Payton had a core muscle harm with the potential to sideline him for months.
One report even claimed that the Blazers had been pushing Payton to play by his harm and giving him pain-killing pictures to take action (a claim that Payton’s agent responded to).
Because the commerce deadline has handed, the Warriors solely had two choices — to simply accept the four-team commerce as is or to rescind it solely.
They’ve selected the previous, so the opposite facets of the deal (reminiscent of Kevin Knox going to Portland, James Wiseman heading over to Detroit, and Saddiq Bey going to Atlanta) shall be shifting ahead as properly.
The Warriors had some actual gripes with the best way that the Blazers dealt with enterprise, believing that Portland negotiated in dangerous religion by withholding materials details about Payton’s bodily situation.
However going by with the commerce allows Golden State to save a lot of money in luxury tax and reunites them with a key piece from final yr’s NBA championship crew in Payton.
Whereas Payton may be out for some time, the Warriors get him out of the scenario in Portland and also will now have him of their locker room in addition to probably out there for a playoff run.
Moreover, it’s doable the Blazers get sanctioned by the NBA over the entire mess since the Warriors filed an official complaint with the league.
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