Men's Basketball mlive.com —  While Branden Dawson spends the summer trying to prove he has enough of a jumper to make the NBA, Michigan State's newcomer at his position quickly showed he's beginning his college career with it in his arsenal. Deyonta Davis, the Spartans' incoming four-star forward, was one of several Spartans in action on Tuesday night at Aim High Sports on the opening night of the 2015 Moneyball Pro-Am.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Javon Bess is once again nearing full health from his foot injury, and this time he hopes the nagging ailment will be fully behind him. The Michigan State rising sophomore guard said on Tuesday that he has been out of a protective boot for about a month, and has started running on an anti-gravity treadmill along with doing shooting and ball handling drills. He hopes to be able to do a full workout in two weeks.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Player analysis derived from summer basketball, pro-ams included, can be misleading — as in, "That mid-major guy is a certain NBA first-round draft pick." A small sample size is even more likely to deceive. With that read-at-your-own-risk warning submitted for the record, here's a look at what I saw from each Michigan State player taking part in Lansing's Moneyball Pro-Am, which began Tuesday night at Aim High in Diamondale.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Tom Izzo talks about the retirement of Bo Ryan, watching former Spartan Draymond Green win an NBA title, the outlook of the 2015-16 season and more.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  So Tom Izzo really can enjoy watching basketball games? Apparently he can, when they don't involve him coaching but do involve one of his former Michigan State stars, Draymond Green, helping the Golden State Warriors win the NBA title.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "He's one of the good guys that does it the right way, that's had success, that you know you can lean on in our league," Izzo said. When he heard the news on Monday, Izzo said he was saddened to see another longtime coach in the league retire.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Draymond Green is scheduled to meet with the Warriors at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday night, Pacific time, when free agents can begin negotiating, and the two sides hope to agree to a contract that will keep him from going on the market, multiple sources told Bay Area News Group columnist Marcus Thompson II on Monday night. On the eve of NBA free agency, Green's agent expressed confidence in the Warriors, who have promised to re-sign the "heartbeat" of their championship team.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Bryn Forbes transferred in to MSU during the summer of 2014 after spending his first two years at Cleveland State. Due to a hardship waiver he was granted, he was allowed to play immediately for the Spartans.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Only once in the last 20 years under Tom Izzo has Michigan State basketball had players picked in three consecutive drafts. If it's to happen a second time next year, the hope may rest on Denzel Valentine.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Valentine played for Oakland in 2009-13 and spent last two seasons as a graduate assistant with Michigan State. "Drew Valentine is one of the best up-and-coming coaches in the nation," MSU head coach Tom Izzo said in a statement. "The job he did as a graduate manager in two years at Michigan State was second to none. His passion, discipline and work ethic are special, but his ability to motivate players is as good as I have ever seen. He will be a great fit in coach Kampe's system, one in which he excelled as a player. I look forward to watching him grow over the next few years as the latest member of the Spartan coaching tree."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Add another potential international basketball trip to Denzel Valentine's busy summer. The Michigan State senior guard will take part in training camp for USA Basketball's 2015 Pan American Games team, according to a Monday press release from USA Basketball.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Brooklyn Nets swingman Alan Anderson will opt out of the final year of his contract, as expected, and become a free agent, according to a source. Anderson had a Monday deadline to inform the Nets of his decision. He was due to make $1.3 million in 2015-16.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  A Lansing-area institution is back for its 12th year. This TOC writer, in particular, is a big fan. Who says it isn't worth a preview and roster breakdown?
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  "Dray Day," the T-shirts proclaimed in yellow lettering over white, blending with blue Golden State Warriors jerseys, Michigan State green and Saginaw High black and gold to represent today's guest of honor.
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Men's Basketball cdn.stationcaster.com —  Draymond joined Huge to talk about the Warriors championship run




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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It doesn't get much more hostile in the NBA these days than the Golden State Warriors vs. the Los Angeles Clippers, but the Clippers may have found a way to charm the Warriors. Draymond Green has a friend in Los Angeles.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Zach Ebling talk with legendary Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, about Branden Dawson and Travis Trice and the NBA Draft, as well as the impact that Magic Johnson and Draymond Green continue to have on the legacy of Spartan basketball.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  He's excited about his two most recent NBA hopefuls -- Branden Dawson (L.A. Clippers) and Travis Trice (Miami Heat) -- and he has had a chance in recent weeks to get a look at the three freshmen who will join his Michigan State team for the 2015-16 season. But the guy who may be impressing Tom Izzo the most right now is senior guard Bryn Forbes. Izzo said today on "The Drive with Jack Ebling" on 92.1-FM in Lansing that Forbes may be the most improved player on the roster this summer.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It's all about "maximum exposure" now for former Michigan State guard Travis Trice, and that means participation in at least one NBA summer league, July 10-20 in Las Vegas. If Trice joins the Miami Heat, as initially planned, he also would take part in the July 4-10 summer league in Orlando. His father, Travis Sr., said his son's agent is still speaking with other teams and that his son will be in Las Vegas -- the largest summer league, with 24 teams -- for certain.
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