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Gary Payton II is making a name for himself in the NBA. The 29-year-old shooting guard has already received praise from his three-time champion teammate Draymond Green for his performances in the first round series against the Nuggets.

Now his head coach Steve Kerr says the same thing — Payton II is built for the playoffs. He will be faced with a huge task in the second round of the playoffs as he will have to guard Memphis young superstar Ja Morant.

“Gary, I think, is a player built for the playoffs,” Kerr said, per Kendra Andrews.