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NBA Rumors: Draymond Green arrested; Warriors forward’s stint with Team USA in danger

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Draymond Green (Photo Courtesy: @Money23Green/Twitter )

Draymond Green was arrested for assault in East Lansing, Michigan, as confirmed by a report on Monday. No specific details were reported but the incident opens NBA rumors that he could miss playing for Team USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics later this year.

“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,” mlive.com quoted an officer from the East Lansing police department.

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The 26-year-old Green is from Saginaw, Michigan and attended high school there. He also went to Michigan State where he played college basketball.

Green is one of the key players for the Warriors in the last two years along with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and helped the team win the championship in 2015 and make the NBA Finals in 2016.

Green was named to the Team USA basketball roster for Rio 2016 earlier this summer along with teammates Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. According to NBA rumors, Green was one of the most active recruiters for Durant to join the Warriors this summer.

Last season, Green averaged career-highs of 14.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in the 2015-2016 season.

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Green is considered one of the toughest players in the league but also one of the most criticized players because of borderline dirty plays against opponents. He is infamous for his “unintentional” kicks against opponents last season.

With the NBA rumors that he could be in trouble with the law, there is a chance that Green might miss the Olympics later this year.

Photo Courtesy: @Money23Green/Twitter

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