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Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II will be sidelined for the upcoming Play-In Tournament due to a calf injury, confirmed by head coach Steve Kerr.

Should the Warriors secure victory against the Kings, they will advance to face the loser of the matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Payton II’s absence deprives the Warriors of a bench contributor, with the guard averaging 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game this season.