Draymond Green spoke to Team USA members about his Michigan arrest

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Draymond Green has been in the news a lot lately. His petulance on the court throughout the playoffs was a big factor in Golden State choking in the NBA Finals while his arrest in Michigan was also an unsavoury event.

The power forward faces pre-trial on July 21 but now has a chance to focus his attention on basketball as he linked up with Team USA in Las Vegas ahead of the defence of their Olympic gold medal.

The tournament tips off in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, and upon arriving at training camp Green was given the chance to speak to the team about the incident in his home state.

“When we met [Sunday], we gave him a chance to address the team,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told “Basically, he said he wanted to apologise for what happened.

“We were talking about the things that are important to us as a team, that are really strong principles, and being able to maintain your composure is one of them. He knows that’s not what happened and what should have happened. He had a chance to share with the players.”

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski said that Green would avoid any further punishment from USA basketball for the incident.

“No, no, we’ve already hung him by the thumbs last night for two hours,” Krzyzewski joked. “It shouldn’t have happened. … It’s unfortunate it occurred. Hopefully, it will get resolution. He apologised to the team last night and then we [moved] forward.”

With no LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard or Anthony Davis - to name a few - the mantle will be thrust upon Green to lead this team alongside Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.

If he produces the level of performance we saw for Golden State, Team USA are in good hands.

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