WARRIORS' STAR EXPLAINS FREE AGENCY DEPARTURE

Gary Payton explained why he left the Warriors for the Trail Blazers on "Truth & Basketball With George Karl."

They defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the title last season.

Gary Payton II averaged 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in 71 games last season.

The Trail Blazers missed the NBA Playoffs last season, while the Warriors have gone to the Finals six times in eight years.

Payton explained why he departed the Warriors on "Truth & Basketball With George Karl"

Payton said, "Money." "I needed the money coach. I would have wanted to return to Golden State

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