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Gary Payton II: “Dame and Steph as players, they both have the same mentality”

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New Portland Trail Blazer Gary Payton II sees many similarities between Damian Lillard and Steph Curry.

(Via Portland Trail Blazers):

“Dame and Steph as players, they both have the same mentality. They just want to win, whatever it takes to win. Offensively, they take around the same shots and the same distance of shots. So my thing is just to make it easier for Dame. Whatever he needs. Whatever I gotta do to make it easier for him, offensively and defensively, that’s what I’m here for. Off the court, they’re both family guys. They stay in the house and they work on their craft and the things they take care of, and do what they gotta do. They’re leaders both on and off the court. I think it’s going to be really exciting to follow Dame into battle.”

Gary Payton II | 2022 Trail Blazers Media Day
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