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Adreian Payne - PF, 6'10, 237
Free agent - Last played with Minnesota (2017)
       Date of birth: 02/19/1991
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 15th pick, 2014
     Out of: Michigan State
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2014 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 15th overall by Atlanta.
23rd July, 2014 NBA Signed four year, $8,916,494 rookie scale contract with Atlanta. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.
20th November, 2014 D-League Assigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
23rd November, 2014 D-League Recalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
28th November, 2014 D-League Assigned by Atlanta to Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
6th December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Atlanta from Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League.
9th December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
22nd December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
30th December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Atlanta to Austin Spurs of the D-League.
12th January, 2015 D-League Recalled by Atlanta from Austin Spurs of the D-League.
10th February, 2015 NBA Traded by Atlanta to Minnesota in exchange for a protected future first round pick.
21st October, 2015 NBA Minnesota exercised 2016/17 team option.
25th January, 2016 D-League Assigned by Minnesota to Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
1st February, 2016 D-League Recalled by Minnesota from Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
27th October, 2016 NBA Minnesota declined 2017/18 team option.
When: Where:
2010 - 2014 Michigan State (NCAA)
June 2014 - February 2015 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
February 2015 - June 2017 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
From blog:


   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

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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