Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  None of the seven players that the Michigan State Spartan basketball team lost this offseason were listed at point guard. Coming into the 2016-17 season, however, this remains one the main concerns for this team.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo spent his Tuesday morning defending his highest-profile former player. The Michigan State coach made a pair of national radio appearances to talk primarily about Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and the NBA finals.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Tom Izzo dishes on chatting with Draymond Green after Green's ban was announced, Green's style of play, coaching a passionate player and his NBA success.
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Men's Basketball theplayersherald.com.au —  In the past six years I’ve really embraced my creativity and made drawing a priority. It’s a different change of pace from competitive sport but one that I’ve always enjoyed. Growing up I was lucky enough to have a mother who was an art teacher and my skills have benefited from her encouragement. Despite a passion for drawing, for most of my adult life my artistic side was overshadowed somewhat by basketball but like all players I couldn’t play professional basketball forever and there comes a time to retire your body. Now it’s these 5am sessions where I combine my love of the game with my passion for drawing.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  If Green has an Achilles' heel, it's not being undersized, or even "dirty," as many fans now allege. It's pride, a quality indivisible from what has allowed him to overcome that tweener status. Draymond was not going to let LeBron step over him at a time when backing down was needed. The Warriors know this and accept it. They've priced it into the Draymond experience. How can they be mad at this juncture? Letting Draymond be Draymond hasn't been a Faustian bargain, because his excellent play more than pays off the debts of irascibility.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State basketball fans have had the pleasure of watching former MSU players Denzel Valentine and Draymond Green grow and mature right in front of their eyes. Valentine is currently being projected as a first rounder in this year's NBA draft, and Green is flourishing as a key part of the Golden State Warriors' back-to-back title run. A real question for MSU fans: Have they seen the last of that type of player come to MSU?
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  As it stands, the Cavs don’t have a pick in this month’s NBA draft. They should trade for one. No later than the middle of the first round. Or wait until Denzel Valentine is selected and trade for him. However they do it, they should make sure Valentine is theirs. It might help Cavs owner Dan Gilbert shed the regret of not drafting fellow Spartan Draymond Green four years ago, when Cleveland had four draft picks, including two right before Green was chosen by the Warriors early in the second around.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Gavin Schilling has had an up and down career. He has had his fair share of good games, but he will need to be more consistent this season if the Michigan State basketball team wants to achieve its goals.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Michigan State Spartans great and Warriors star Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The suspension comes as a result of this low blow on Cavaliers forward LeBron James, which the NBA determined Sunday was a flagrant 1 foul, which triggered a one-game suspension for Green.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Denzel Valentine said at the NBA combine last month that he wasn't concerned about where he will be picked in this year's NBA draft. "It really doesn't matter where I go," the former Michigan State star said. "It just matters what you do after you get drafted and how you perform after the draft." As Valentine begins his pre-draft workouts, he's proving that he's looking for fit over draft ranking.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It’d be easy to start with the doubters, because Lord knows Draymond Green had plenty of them. Maybe has plenty of them still. But let’s not, because, at this point, to say doubters are why Green is one game away from back-to-back NBA championships would be cliché. Besides, Green doesn’t need us to keep writing his story as the plucky underdog.
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Men's Basketball complex.com —  After a disappointing rookie season, the Nuggets guard did some soul searching. With his sophomore campaign now complete, he's where he needs to be.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  On Wednesday, a majority of the field for The Basketball Tournament was announced. The Spartan Heroes, made up primarily of former Michigan State basketball players, will be in the Midwest region. Since the official announcement of their entrance was made, they have made a couple of additions to their roster.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  A drawn-out recruiting process for Michigan State's last remaining 2016 target still has no end in sight. Taurean Thompson, a four-star forward, wrapped up an official visit to East Lansing earlier this week, and returned to his native New Jersey. The visit was the third Thompson has taken: he has also taken trips to his other two finalists schools, Syracuse and Seton Hall.
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Men's Basketball thecycle.media —  Denzel Valentine grew up in Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, spending all four years of his collegiate career under Head Coach Tom Izzo. He’s about 6–6. He’s a high-energy, high-basketball IQ player. If all of this reminds you of a certain do-everything big man currently lifting the Golden State Warriors toward a second-straight NBA championship, we wouldn’t blame you. The similarities are there.



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Men's Basketball basketball.realgm.com —  The Cleveland Cavaliers had two early second round picks in the 2012 NBA Draft directly ahead of the Golden State Warriors at No. 35. Tom Izzo called Dan Gilbert at the end of the first round imploring the Cavaliers to select Draymond Green. "You gotta take my guy," said Izzo to Gilbert. "I still wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat that we didn't take him," Gilbert said. "I didn't listen to my gut."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The former Michigan State center is one of 15 veteran professionals working out for the Detroit Pistons in a free-agent mini-camp this week.
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