NBA: Warriors' Green arrested for minor assault - report

Draymond Green reacts after a three-point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California.
Draymond Green reacts after a three-point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, who is expected to represent the United States in the Rio Olympics, has been arrested for an alleged misdemeanor assault.

According to court documents obtained by ESPN, the 26-year-old Green was detained on Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan where he played four seasons of college basketball. Police said that Green was arrested on a misdemeanor assault and battery charge in the early morning hours on Sunday.

He was released on a US$200 bond and is scheduled to be back in court on July 20.

"It was basically an altercation between two guys," police told the US sports broadcaster on Monday. "There's no injuries."

If convicted, he could face a maximum US$500 fine and 93 days in jail. The Warriors said they are trying to learn more about the incident.

"We are aware of the news involving Draymond Green in Michigan over the weekend. At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation," the Warriors said in a statement.

Green is among a dozen players who are expected to make up the US team for the Rio Summer Games and he is scheduled to attend the men's Olympic basketball camp in Las Vegas on July 18-21.

"We are still awaiting details. No comment at this time," USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told ESPN.

Green averaged 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game last season in helping Golden State reach the NBA finals.

In the finals, the controversial Green got into a heated altercation with Cavaliers star LeBron James and missed game five of the championship series for an accumulation of flagrant fouls throughout the playoffs.

The Cavaliers won the championship in game seven.