Adreian Payne RUMORS & NEWS

  • Energetic Payne getting minutes, Wolves taking good with bad

    Fox Sports North "When Adreian Payne didn't respond suitably to Flip Saunders' sideline instructions early in the third quarter of last Wednesday's game at Phoenix, the Timberwolves coach quickly yanked his power forward of the future from the lineup and made him sit and think about it for 7 minutes of court..." March 17

  • Wolves trade for Hawks power forward Payne

    Fox Sports North "Shortly after cracking open a roster spot in the Mo Williams trade, the Timberwolves filled it with a guy they considered drafting this past summer. Minnesota has acquired Atlanta power forward Adreian Payne in exchange for a protected future first-round draft pick, the team announced Tuesday..." February 10

  • Hawks assign Payne to D-League

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks sent Adreian Payne to the NBA Development League Thursday. The first-round pick is expected to play in weekend games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Fort Wayne plays games at Erie Friday and Saturday night. The Hawks want Payne to play in at least the two games. Fort Wayne is not..." November 20

  • Family announces Lacey, young friend of MSU hoops program, has died

    Detroit Free Press "Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl from St. Johns who battled a rare form of cancer for several years and befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, apparently died last night. An Instagram account named missprincesslacey posted this message around 3 a.m.: “Princess Lacey has achieved the..." April 09

  • Memphis coach Josh Pastner says Adreian Payne the 'X-factor' against Virginia

    Michigan Live "Memphis coach Josh Pastner and his Tigers were knocked out of the NCAA tournament Sunday night by Virginia in Raleigh, N.C. Last season, Pastner had the misfortune of drawing Michigan State at Auburn Hills in the NCAA tournament. The Memphis coach talked Monday with MLive.com about some..." March 25

  • Payne has career-high 41 points in MSU's 93-78 win over Delaware

    Michigan Live "Adreian Payne grabbed the basketball with both hands and dunked it, hard. It was his 35th point of the night -- a new career high -- and it perfectly illustrated the physical domination that No. 4 seed Michigan State used to crush No. 13 seed Delaware 93-78 Thursday in the second round of the..." March 20

  • Michigan State's Keith Appling shakes funk, joins Adreian Payne for Final Four push

    Detroit News "They’ve played games in 19 states and two continents. They’ve played on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean and an air base in Germany. They’ve played in football stadiums and in that old gym, Jenison Field House, across the street. “We’ve played just about everywhere,” Keith Appling..." March 19

  • 'Monster' Adreian Payne, Spartans smack Northwestern, grab first-place tie

    Detroit News "Adreian Payne admitted he thought he might be a little rusty when he finally returned to the lineup. After all, he missed seven games with a sprained right foot and while he sat, Michigan State was forced to play without one of the most versatile players in the Big Ten. When he finally..." February 14

  • Spartans' Adreian Payne now expected to play Thursday vs. Penn State

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State senior forward Adreian Payne is expected to make his return Thursday against Penn State (9 p.m., ESPN2), coach Tom Izzo said today. Payne has missed the past seven games for No. 9 MSU (19-3, 8-1 Big Ten) with a right foot sprain, but he took part in "about a third" of Monday's..." February 04

  • Michigan St.'s Payne to miss 2 more games

    ESPN "Adreian Payne will miss Michigan State's next two games but could return to face Penn State on Feb. 6, according to coach Tom Izzo. Payne, a 6-foot-9 senior, has missed the past five games because of a foot injury. Under this new timetable, the seventh-ranked Spartans will be without Payne..." January 28

  • Tom Izzo on Adreian Payne: 'I got the toughest coaching decision in my life to make'

    Michigan Live "Two weeks ago, Michigan State announced prior to their tip off against Ohio State, that Adreian Payne was questionable with a sprained right foot. The senior forward had been dealing with plantar faciitis and had been limited in practice but had not missed any games. The plantar faciitis had..." January 22

  • Michigan State's Branden Dawson feeling better; Adreian Payne still questionable

    Detroit News "Adreian Payne didn’t have the boot on his right foot during practice Thursday, but that doesn’t mean his status has changed since missing his second straight game Wednesday. The senior forward has been dealing with issues in his foot for most of the season, starting with plantar fasciitis and..." January 17

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