Gary Payton II

Gary Payton II

Gary Payton II will return tonight for the Portland Trail Blazers. The guard has missed all of 2022 due to recovery from an abdominal surgery he underwent over the summer.

Head coach Chauncey Billups confirmed that Payton will make his season debut against Detroit with tip off slated for 7 p.m., and the guard will be on an undisclosed minute restriction.

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I'm Pamplin Media Group's managing sports editor, overseeing our sports sections across our entire network. On top of that, I help the Portland Tribune by covering the Portland Trail Blazers and local high school sports. From Colorado, I enjoy the lack of snow in Portland and enjoy a night out perusing the next big food truck.

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