Adreian Payne

Adreian Payne (MIN) – “House of Payne” k1x

(Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports)


MIN Power Forward: 6’10, 237 lbs; 4th year, Michigan State

 NBA Role: scoring power forward • UnderDOG 

Crazy athleticism and (sometimes) accurate shooting are the first things you notice about Adreian Payne; despite his gifts, Payne struggled finding a role through 3 seasons – has trouble with shot selection and shot-making, though his aggression and activity are ordinarily pretty high; throws down dunks w/ ferocity – has a grudge against the rim  therapy is a flurry of tomahawks and power slams; Payne has range but needs to develop a more consistent release point on his “hunchback” J; battling for minutes in Minnesota – how can he earn time in Tom Thibodeau’s front court? Payne must make a commitment on the defensive end – rebound, prevent easy scoring opportunities

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Slam: one-handed, power slam

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 69


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 4 points/game, 3 rebounds/game, 40% FG
  • Drafted 15th overall (2014)