Friday, September 08, 2006

The Glove Needs More Heat!

One of my favorite all-time NBA players has decided to extend his basketball career just a little longer.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed guard Gary Payton. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Payton appeared in 81 games (25 starts) for the HEAT during the 2005-06 season, averaging 7.7 points, 3.2 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 28.5 minutes per game. He ranked second on the team in steals (71), third in assists (257) and fourth in three-point field goals made (66) and attempted (230). He scored in double-figures 28 times and his 79.4 percent free throw percentage was his highest since the 2001-02 season. Payton originally signed with the HEAT on September 22, 2005. (INFO)________________________________________________________________________________

Good for him. He knows he's not ready to let the game go...or should I say he's not ready to let the possibility of getting another ring go? He got drafted in '90 and in '06 he won his ONLY championship. I'd ride it on out with Shaq and 'nem too. A repeat is highly likely for Miami. Either way, you gotta love Gary Payton and he can remain on a roster until he's 60 if he wants my opinion.

1 comment:

hot rod said...

This is big for the Heat also because J-Will is going to miss the beginning of the year. But we may see GP get cut if he argues with D-Wade like he did in the playoffs.You are a true vet GP know yo role.