Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Fourth of July will be a day full of basketball for a trio of former Michigan State players. Branden Dawson, Travis Trice and Keith Appling will all take part in the Orlando Summer League starting Saturday morning. The action kicks off at 9 a.m. with Trice and the Miami Heat taking on the Indiana Pacers. Appling and the Orlando Magic White team will take on the Pistons at 11 a.m., while Dawson and the Los Angeles Clippers play at 1 p.m..Games can be seen on NBA TV.
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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 isportsweb.com —  The year is 1995, Tom Izzo becomes the 16th coach in Michigan State basketball history. He is now the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten and has the most wins as a Michigan State basketball coach. But, what is it that has allowed for Izzo to have so much success in East Lansing?
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Draymond Green announced Wednesday night that he has signed a new contract with the Golden State Warriors. Yahoo! reported the deal is for five years and is worth 85 million dollars.
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Men's Basketball ftw.usatoday.com —  The Golden State Warriors re-signed their free agent forward Draymond Green to a five-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $85 million. Naturally, he called his mother to tell her about it. How did she react? With tears of joy.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For Nairn, the main objective offseason has been building that confidence. After taking two weeks off following the Final Four, Nairn said he spent time in Wichita, Kansas, site of his high school, Sunrise Academy. There, he woke up before 6 a.m. to go to the gym, and wouldn't leave until he made 500 3-pointers. Between his 3-pointer regiment and the various other shots he took, Nairn said he was putting more around 1,000 shots per day. "I was focusing more on one specific thing, and just trying to get better, pushing myself as hard as I can after it," Nairn said.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When he committed to Michigan State last month, five-star guard Joshua Langford said he planned on lending a hand in the Spartans' recruiting efforts. It didn't take him long to follow through on that promise.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  When Madison Academy (Ala.) head basketball coach Andy Blackston saw a then-7th grade Joshua Langford come to his school for the first time and pick up a basketball, that’s when he knew. For Tellus Langford, it was when he saw his son win the Alabama 3A player of the year as an 8th grader on the Madison Academy varsity basketball team. That’s when he knew. Eventually, just about everyone in Joshua Langford’s life knew one thing was for certain — he would one day blossom into a big time Division 1 college basketball player.
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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 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 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 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 —  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 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 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 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 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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