Couch: Appling, other MSU products chase Green in NBA summer leagues

While Draymond Green played alongside Steph Curry last NBA season, Keith Appling ran with Seth Curry in Erie, Pa.

Same family. Different worlds. Like the NBA and the NBA D-League, where Appling spent last season with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and Erie Bayhawks.

For former Michigan State stars Appling, Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, Branden Dawson and Travis Trice — for Lansing Eastern and Providence alumnus LaDontae Henton and Okemos’ and Oakland’s Travis Bader, too — Green’s world is the goal: a starting role on an NBA championship team, a massive new long-term contract, the sort of money that can make life easier for generations. – Read more at

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