Draymond Green arrested on assault charge in Michigan


Draymond Green was arrested early Sunday morning in East Lansing, Mich., on an assault charge, according to MLive.com.

UPDATE: TMZ posted video of the arrest. Watch it here.

"The police department is not confirming any arrest with that name," East Lansing PD's Lt. Scott Wrigglesworth told MLive.com. "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."

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ESPN reported the altercation was just between Green and another male, and neither was injured. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Green slapped a taunter outside an East La夜网论坛nsing bar.

Green starred at Michigan State before the Warriors drafted him 35th overall in 2012. He's since blossomed into one of the NBA's best forwards, averaging 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game in 2015-16 to pickup his first All-Star nod. He was named to Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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

Per MLive, Green has 10 days to turn himself in and be arraigned on charges.

Source: MLive.com



NBA free agency news: 76ers sign Al Horford to reported 4-year deal

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Al Horford's move to Philadelphia is official.

The 76ers on Wednesday announced they have signed the veteran center.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, though his agent, Jason Glushon, had told ESPN it's a four-year deal worth $109 million.

"We’re excited to welcome one of the NBA’s best frontcourt players in Al Horford to Philadelphia," Sixers general manager Elton Brand said in a statement. “He has built his reputation around hard work and a tradition of winning, which are the same qualities that have formed the foundation of the 76ers.

"Al’s playmaking, elite defensive talents and veteran leadership confirm why he is a crucial addition to our roster. We have gained a championship-level teammate that will not only complement our current makeup, but will help grow our young core as we strive for the highest level of success."

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