May 09, 19:18
Former NBA player Adrian Payne dies at 31
Adrian Payne was selected by Atlanta in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. He also played in the NBA for Minnesota and Orlando.
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Former NBA player Adrian Payne has died at the age of 31. About it informs Detroit Free Press.
The causes and circumstances of his death are not specified.
Payne, who played center and power forward, was selected by the Atlanta Hawks 15th overall in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft. He also played in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Orlando Magic. In total, Payne has 107 NBA games in which he averaged 4 points and 2.9 rebounds.
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In addition, Payne played for the Greek Panathinaikos, the French ASVEL, the Turkish Ormanspor and the Chinese Nanjing. As part of Panathinaikos, he became the champion of Greece (2018), as part of ASVEL – the champion of France (2019).
His last club was the Lithuanian Juventus, which he left in February 2022.