No bad blood between Gary Payton II-Dillon Brooks, according to Payton

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Payton II: Also, for the record: There’s no bad blood between me and Dillon Brooks. After we closed out Game 6, I got word that he wanted to talk outside the locker room, and when I got there he apologized. I give Dillon a lot of credit for that — no text, no social media, nothing indirect. He came in person, and we talked like grown men. He told me he didn’t mean to hurt me. I believe him.
Source: Gary Payton II @ The Players’ Tribune

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Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Gary Payton II says there’s no bad blood with Dillon Brooks:
“I give Dillon a lot of credit for that — no text, no social media, nothing indirect. He came in person, and we talked like grown men. He told me he didn’t mean to hurt me. I believe him.”
theplayerstribune.com/posts/this-is-…5:13 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Per Warriors, Gary Payton II (elbow) will be re-evaluated in a week. An update on Andre Iguodala (neck) will be provided whenever he is cleared to re-join practice. – 7:17 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors with some medical updates on Andre Iguodala and Gary Payton II. Payton will be evaluated again next week after being cleared to begin light individual on-court work. Iguodala doing a mix of physical therapy, weight training and light individual on-court work. pic.twitter.com/zsWlCtJyee7:17 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Gary Payton II has started doing light, individual on-court work and will be re-evaluated in one week, the Warriors announce.
Team also says Andre Iguodala is making good progress – next update will come when he’s cleared for practice. – 7:16 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Injury updates for Gary Payton II and Andre Iguodala: pic.twitter.com/hkFxM6S8JN7:15 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
Dillon Brooks is one of the biggest offseason questions in Memphis. Great defensive wings aren’t growing on trees, but is Brooks’ defensive value worth his offensive inconsistencies?
Here’s a look at what the Dillon Brooks future may look like.
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Brad Townsend @townbrad
“Gary’s absence is a big deal in this series,” Kerr says of Gary Payton Jr. “Because he spent a lot of time guarding Doncic.” – 7:22 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Steve Kerr on Gary Payton II still being out: “Gary’s absence is a big deal in this series. … He spent a lot of time guarding Doncic in the regular season. That’s one fewer option.” – 7:21 PM

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Payton II: So, no, I’m not mad. I feel like maybe the whole world thought I was mad, though. Because once that game ended, my phone started blowing up — everyone tapping in and checking on me, making sure I wasn’t too upset or too down or whatever. And of course everyone with the Warriors, they’re all such good people and had my back, no question. I had a lot of people pissed on my behalf. And I love them for that. But I was good. -via The Players’ Tribune / May 21, 2022

Melissa Rohlin: Gary Payton II (fractured left elbow) has started to do various light individual on-court activities and will be re-evaluated in one week.   Andre Iguodala (disc injury in his neck) continues to show progress and an update will come when he’s cleared to practice. -via Twitter @melissarohlin / May 20, 2022

Anthony Slater: Gary Payton II is beginning to do some right-armed court work as he tries to get back at some point before these playoffs end -via Twitter @anthonyVslater / May 17, 2022