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Adreian Payne
PF - 6'10, 237lbs - 31 years old - 4 years of NBA experience
Deceased - Died 9th May 2022
  • Birthdate: 02/19/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): 15th pick, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Michigan State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent:
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2014 NBA DraftNBADrafted 15th overall by Atlanta.
23rd July, 2014NBASigned four year, $8,916,494 rookie scale contract with Atlanta. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.
20th November, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
23rd November, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
28th November, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
6th December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
9th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
22nd December, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
30th December, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
12th January, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
10th February, 2015NBATraded by Atlanta to Minnesota in exchange for a protected future first round pick.
21st October, 2015NBAMinnesota exercised 2016/17 team option.
25th January, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Minnesota to Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
1st February, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Minnesota from Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
27th October, 2016NBAMinnesota declined 2017/18 team option.
21st August, 2017NBA/G-LeagueSigned a two-way contract with Orlando/Lakeland Magic.
Career Moves
2010 - 2014Michigan State (NCAA)
June 2014 - February 2015Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
February 2015 - June 2017Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
August 2017 - presentOrlando Magic (NBA)/Lakeland Magic (G-League)
Articles about Adreian Payne

June 29, 2017

Adreian Payne
PF, 6’10, 237lbs, 26 years old, 3 years of experience

Played better than ever before, but also in only 180 minutes. In three NBA seasons, Payne has not shown himself to be a post-up player, driver, shooter, stand-out rebounder or defender. The jack of all trades and master of none has not found a role, nor does he appear to have the talent level to survive as a utility player. Now aged 26, Payne is not really a prospect any more. This is probably it for him, unless he can get a camp contract somewhere and show that which he has never shown prior.

Player Plan: Expiring rookie scale contract who did not have his fourth season exercised last summer, and did nothing in the year hence to question that decision. Will probably fall out of the league.

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March 17, 2011

[...] Michigan State has struggled to find the right big men combinations this season. 6'10 sophomore Garrick Sherman has been an occasional starter, but he's unathletic and a mediocre rebounder, who struggles to guard anybody. He is at the least a good passer, who makes his open looks around the basket, so much so that he shoots the odd percentages of 69% from the field and 37% from the foul line. (Is that better or worse than shooting 37% from the field and 69% from the line?) Speaking of terrible free throw shooting, very strong sophomore centre Derrick Nix has almost doubled his percentage, from 27% last season to 53% in this. But it's about the only thing he's improved; he is still overweight, clumsy and easily exposed in quicker matchups. Athletic freshman Adreian Payne has had his moments in the paint, but not without a huge amount of mistakes; this leaves 6'8 junior Delvon Roe as the only consistent frontcourt performer. Roe has reinvented himself into a technically precise defensive presence and good rebounder, who contributes some finishes around the rim, if not a whole lot of creating. Worryingly, however, he continues to have knee problems.

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