Men's Basketball freep.com —  Memphis Grizzlies rookie center Deyonta Davis has plantar fasciitis in his left foot and is expected to miss the team’s first three summer league games in Las Vegas. The Grizzlies announced Davis’ injury Wednesday. They said Davis hurt his foot while participating in individual workouts in Memphis.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Bryn Forbes didn't get drafted, but he's already showing why he deserves to be in the NBA. The former Michigan State sharpshooter is playing for the spurs in the NBA Summer League, and he's already making a strong case for a roster spot once the regular season begins. Forbes' summer league debut with San Antonio saw him record 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds in 26 minutes vs the Jazz.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Nick Ward says it all feels a bit different nowadays. Having committed to Michigan State way back in April 2015, before the Spartans' 2016 recruiting class picked up the likes of Miles Bridges, Josh Langford and Cassius Winston, Ward is now feeling what life is like as a Spartan. Wearing an MSU T-shirt, he posed for pictures -- squatting over alongside kids and towering over adults -- on Tuesday. He held a bit of celebrity status at the Moneyball Pro-Am. Ward's life has changed. He's college basketball player.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  NBA Summer League action continued Tuesday afternoon and evening. Here's a quick rundown of how the Spartans pursuing NBA dreams fared, meaning mostly let's take a look at another big performance from Bryn Forbes.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Incoming Michigan State freshman guard Joshua Langford's hometown is Madison, Alabama, which is over 650 miles away from East Lansing, Michigan. But that distance didn’t stop the Langford family from reaching out to the Michigan State basketball coaching staff over four years ago.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Lansing State Journal sports producer Dan Kilbridge and LSJ columnist Graham Couch provide a full scouting report for MSU's incoming freshman hoops class of last week's action at the Moneyball Pro-Am. They also guess how Tom Izzo will distribute minutes this season, discuss key returning players and much more.


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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  In his freshman year, he showed flashes of athleticism when putting the ball on the floor. But that was it, flashes. After that, it was all downhill. His commitment to the game has been questioned by Coach Izzo and his playing time has remained pretty steady in his three years; that’s not a good thing.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Playing for the Spurs Summer League team in Salt Lake City after signing a one-year deal with San Antonio, Forbes scored 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting, including a 2-for-5 mark from the 3-point line and two free throws. He posted a game-high plus/minus of 26 and, perhaps most impressively, led the Spurs with eight rebounds.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After a game of made shots, passes and sprints up and down the court, Tum Tum Nairn was able to say something he hadn't been able for all of last season. "I'm pain-free," Nairn said on Thursday after his debut at the Moneyball Pro-Am. "Praise God for that, I'm pain-free." Nairn, Michigan State's rising junior point guard, is confident the nagging foot injury that kept him limited his entire sophomore year is at last behind him.
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Men's Basketball si.com —  Sports Illustrated spoke with Durant's new teammate, Draymond Green, to discuss KD's decision, how he recruited the former MVP, his expectations for next season and much more.
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Denzel Valentine has entered the NBA at just the right time. Why? Players such as Valentine, those capable of playing multiple positions in an evolving small-ball scheme, have become hot commodities these days. Perfect timing for the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder who just so happens to be as versatile as they come.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The Michigan State basketball team loses two guards that were monumental to last season’s success in Denzel Valentine and Byrn Forbes. Valentine and Forbes made up one of the best back court duos in college basketball last season, but both are gone now, which leaves a hole at those positions. Tum Tum Nairn will likely start the season at point guard and Eron Harris has secured his spot as one of the starting wings, but where does Cassius Winston fit in?
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Some teams also offered money. The Spurs went a bit further, giving Forbes a one-year contract. If he makes their roster in training camp, he’ll earn the rookie minimum salary, around $543,000. If he doesn’t, he’ll still be under contract with the Spurs, paid enough to agree to stay with the organization for one year — even if it’s spent in the D-League — instead of going overseas and perhaps making six-figures there.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Here are seven observations from Sean Scherer of 247 Sports on Michigan State players from the Moneyball Pro-Am on Thursday night.
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Tom Izzo has had an abundance of talent for the past 22 years, starting from when he assumed control of the Spartans in 1995, all the way until today. It’s cyclical, the shelf-life of a college basketball player. Four, maybe five years. Sometimes one or two. And then they’re gone. But in the case of Michigan State’s past stars, they’re always remembered.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The early NBA Rookie of the Year odds have former Spartan Denzel Valentine coming in with decent odds to win the award. Now that the 2016 NBA Draft has concluded, we can start looking ahead to next season and the former Michigan State Spartans part of it.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Tom Izzo made an appearance Thursday, on the ESPNU College Basketball podcast hosted by Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg. He covered a whole range of topics on the current state of college basketball and some flaws with the NBA draft.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The world got a small peek of Miles Bridges' athleticism on Wednesday night. The few hundred who mostly filled the bleachers at Aim High Sports on Thursday night got a much bigger one. Bridges, the five-star recruit and Michigan State incoming freshman, tweeted out a video on Wednesday from a max vertical jump test he took in the Spartans' practice gym.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Michigan State’s celebrated recruiting class became real Thursday night. Something more than rankings or highlights or Instagram photos marking their arrival on campus. Miles Bridges’ jaw-dropping dunks, Josh Langford’s ball-handling wizardry, Cassius Winston’s vision and Nick Ward’s space-eating frame were live in the flesh for the thousand or so curious souls who showed up at Aim High for the opening night of Lansing’s Moneyball Pro-Am summer basketball league. Discuss »
Men's Basketball freep.com —  For college basketball players, one of the great things about turning pro is the ability to make money. Seriously, there are no NBA regulations stating players can not be paid for their likeness. It's even encouraged! What a novel concept.
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