Found April 28, 2013 on The Detroit Sports Site:
April 28 is the deadline for players to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, and Michigan State forward Adreian Payne has taken his decision down to the wire. Here’s the latest: Three decisions still left on the board: Adreian Payne, Isaiah Austin and Andre Roberson. Deadline is tonight at midnight ET. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanCBS) April 28, 2013 Former Michigan State star Draymond Green, now with the Golden State Warriors, told MLive that he’s talked with Payne about 10 times regarding the impending decision: “Make sure you listen to the right people,” Green said before the Warriors’ playoff game against the Denver Nuggets. “Nine times out of 10, if you listen to an agent, they’re probably usually wrong because they just want your services. Any agent telling you come out, don’t listen to him.” Green, rarely one to be left speechless, said he could only say so much to Payne and couldn’t recommend either going or staying. “You can’t tell a guy to leave, and then it doesn’t work out,” Green said. “Then you feel like, ‘Wow, I told him to leave.’ You can’t tell a guy to stay, and I’m living my dream. “It’s a difficult situation, but I feel like at the end of the day, whichever way he goes, I don’t really think he can go wrong. At the end of the day, he’s going to be a very good pro. If he comes back another year, I think he can help himself. But you never know.” Payne has until 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday to make up his mind. The Spartans are widely considered to be a national title contender should he return. This decision reportedly has been weighing heavily on Payne’s mind in recent days and weeks, and his Twitter feed indicates that: Only if you really knew how I feel… — Adreian Payne (@Adreian_Payne) April 24, 2013 I wish my grandma was here…
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