Gary Payton II is finalizing a multi-year agreement in the Portland Trail Blazers the agent for him, Aaron Goodwin, confirmed to ESPN.

Payton who played two seasons playing for the Golden State Warriors is expected to be joining

3 year Deal Set

the Blazers in a three-year $28 million contract sources told Marc J. Spears. The Warriors provided Payton the tax-payer mid-level exemption as per sources to Spears.

In the same way that Payton has an affinity for his home in the Bay Area -- with his father, Hall of Fame guard Gary Payton, born in Oakland

Gary Payton II

Payton also has connections to Oregon as well as in the Pacific Northwest. Payton grew up in Seattle as his father played in Seattle

Supersonics. Seattle Supersonics. Payton also played in the NCAA Division at Oregon State for two years.

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After having a few flings between leagues since his debut year in 2016, Payton finally found a home in Golden State which allowed his game to grow.

A point guard was regarded as his primary role after he graduated from university, Payton was used more as 

a forward and occasionally even as a center for the Warriors since he spent the majority part of the time at the dunker position.