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Fantasy Spin: Gary Payton joins Lakers

Originally Published: July 8, 2003

by Graham Hays ESPN Fantasy Games

Gary PaytonPoint GuardLos Angeles Lakers  2002-03 SEASON STATISTICSGMFG%FT%3PMREBASTSTLBLKPTS80.454.7100.74.28.31.70.220.42

Gary Payton's arrival in Los Angeles is bad news for NBA parity and bad news for fantasy depth at the point guard position. No matter how you look at it, Payton's raw statistics will suffer playing third fiddle -- albeit an immensely talented third fiddle -- to Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.

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