Ranks On Tap: 34. Gary Payton

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Gary Payton was a force of nature for the then Seattle Supersonics, one of the best backcourt defenders in NBA history. Payton won the 1995-96 Defensive Player of the Year Award and made nine All-Defensive teams in his 13 seasons in Seattle.

He was a potent offensive player too, averaging 18.2 points and 7.4 assists per game during his time with the team as well.

Payton is still the organization’s all-time leader in games, minutes, points, assists, and steals.

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