Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been arrested for assault in East Lansing, Michigan according to reports by MLive.com.
Green was a big player in this years NBA Finals for the Warriors and is expected to compete for the USA National Men’s Basketball Team in the upcoming Rio Olympics.
The details of Green’s arrest are unavailable at this time.
East Lansing police department Public Information Officer, Lt. Scott Wrigglesworth spoke on the arrest. “The police department is not confirming any arrest with that name. 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.”
Green must return to East Lansing in 10 days to be arraigned on an assault charge. His arrest report is currently unavailable online.
Green had his most productive season as a member of the Golden State Warriors. He averaged 14 points, nine rebounds, and a block in 34 minutes per game this season. Green is also credited with providing the Cleveland Cavaliers a spark in the NBA Finals by being suspended for a skirmish with LeBron James in game four of that series.
Last summer, the versatile forward signed a $85 million, five-year contract extension. Green was originally selected 35th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Warriors. He is a Michigan native and attended college at Michigan State University.
Green was instrumental in recruiting Kevin Durant to Golden State and was present with Stephen Curry and other Warriors stars during Durant’s free agency meeting. He figures to be a large part of their offensive strategy going forward.
This incident and arrest puts Green’s participation in the 2016 Olympic Games in jeopardy. Team USA coaches and executives may be forced to find a replacement for Green in short order.