Huge Injury Update About Warriors Star

According to Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic

Gary Payton II is on track to be available in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

The Golden State Warriors will host the Boston Celtics on Thursday evening

at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Gary Payton II has been out due to an elbow injury since Game 2

of the second-round of the playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies

he took a hard foul from Dillon Brooks, who got ejected and suspended for the play

On Thursday morning, Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic

reported that Payton II is on track to be available in the game.

Charania's tweet: "Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II is on track to dress

and be available for Game 1 of the NBA Finals vs. Boston tonight

sources tell me and @anthonyVslater. Remarkable return process 

for Payton after fracturing his left elbow on May 3