Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State point guard Keith Appling saw his first playing time in the NBA summer league after signing with Portland as a free agent in a game against the Atlanta Hawks and former teammate Adreian Payne. Meanwhile, former Spartans' 2013-14 team MVP Gary Harris led the Denver Nuggets in scoring for the second time in three summer games in the Las Vegas league, albeit, on an off-shooting night.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The transfer who might play right away might be better off sitting out a year. The one who will sit for sure is happy about it, but there’s little doubt he’d help Michigan State right now. All three incoming freshmen could be assets for the retooled 2014-15 Spartans to varying degrees. And Denzel Valentine has them all pegged.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It's a little too early to suggest Michigan State running back commit Larry Scott will be the next Adrian Peterson. But his high school coach, Brian Hoffman of Hubbard High in Northeast Ohio, would agree that Scott's running style resembles that of the star Minnesota Vikings tailback.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed forward Alan Anderson to a two-year contract, his agency announced on Monday. It'll be worth "a little less than three million," with a player option on the second year, according to the New York Post's Tim Bontemps.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State first-round draft picks Gary Harris and Adreian Payne are off and running in the Las Vegas portion of the NBA Summer League, while Keith Appling still awaits his first minutes of action.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  After two decades as a Big Ten official, one game stands out to retiring Bill LeMonnier as the most intense. “With Michigan and Ohio State, it would be like that for the first few possessions and then settle in,” LeMonnier said Saturday at the league’s annual officiating clinic. “But Michigan and Michigan State, it was like that from start to finish. That one has always stood out to me.”
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Right now, it's easy to assume that Caleb Swanigan is Michigan State's for the taking. On most fronts, everyone but the Spartans are considered filler suitors when it comes to courting the 6'8", 265-pound power forward/center out of Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Homestead. However, while there may be a little something to that notion, it's not necessarily something worth taking to the bank.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  If Saturday night was any indication, Gary Harris will settle into the NBA just fine. OK, it's just summer league, but still. The former Michigan State guard scored a game-high 33 points on 10-for-17 shooting in the Denver Nuggets' 110-82 win against the Toronto Raptors in Las Vegas.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Travis Trice saw the potential while home in Ohio for a workout a couple summers ago. Upon returning to Michigan State, he urged Tom Izzo and staff to take a look at the player he thought could make an impact for the Spartans. “I said ‘Coach, I don’t know who we’re recruiting or who we’ve got on our list, but we’ve got to go get this guy,’ ” Trice said.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling all finished their college careers two months ago in New York. Now, all three are beginning their professional ones across the country in Las Vegas. The Spartan trio is expected to be in action for the first time Saturday on the second day of the Las Vegas Summer League.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  As always when it comes to analysis from pro-am ball, point totals mean nothing. And the general absence of team defense can make some guys look a lot better than they really are. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn anything.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Draymond Green had a strong finish to his second season in the NBA. And the former Michigan State standout and Saginaw native hopes that his expanded role can be built upon under the Golden State Warriors’ new coaching regime, led by Steve Kerr.
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Magic put MSU on the college basketball map, and then stuck around for 35 years as a devoted ambassador. There has been no better player. No bigger name. No association with more credibility. No one more looked up to by the generations that followed.
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