Report: Draymond Green arrested for assault in East Lansing

Ben Rohrbach
Ball Don't Lie
<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5069/" data-ylk="slk:Draymond Green">Draymond Green</a> greets children during a recent USA Basketball event in New York City. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)
Draymond Green greets children during a recent USA Basketball event in New York City. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)


Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was arrested for assault on Sunday in East Lansing, Mich., where he played four seasons of college ball at Michigan State, according to

Details of the arrest remained unknown at the time of the report.

“The police department is not confirming any arrest with that name,” East Lansing Police Lt. Scott Wrigglesworth told the website. “What I can confirm is that we did arrest a current NBA basketball player this weekend and he was arrested for assault. That’s all we’re confirming right now.”

Police confirmed to ESPN that Green was the player in question, the incident occurred in a restaurant and the alleged victim was another man, who was uninjured. The alleged assault was logged by police at 2:28 a.m., according to a court document uncovered by Bay Area News Group’s Diamond Leung.

“It was basically an altercation between two guys,” police told ESPN. “There’s no injuries. He was released with a $200 bond on Sunday.”

The 26-year-old Green captured Second Team All-NBA honors this past season, leading the Golden State Warriors to the greatest regular-season record in NBA history (73-9) and coming within minutes of winning a second consecutive championship. He averaged 14 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists.

Green was the subject of much on-court controversy in the playoffs, ultimately receiving a suspension for Game 5 of the NBA Finals that may have cost his team a chance at basketball immortality. Of course, that did not prevent him from earning a Team USA invite for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics.

The picture of the alleged assault painted by a source to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Evan Sernoffsky does not seem out of character for a player who struck both Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James in the groin this past postseason.

According to reports, Green is scheduled to be arraigned on July 20, just two days before Team USA’s first Olympic tune-up against Argentina in Las Vegas on July 22. When contacted by the media, both USA Basketball and the Warriors refused comment until more details surfaced about the incident.

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