Green will avoid jail time after reaching a plea deal related to his arrest on assault charges in Michigan earlier this month, ESPN.com reports. Green will pay a $560 fine and his assault and battery charge will both be expunged. The All Star forward was accused of striking a man at a restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan, where Green attended college at Michigan State. Now that his case is closed, Green will be able to fully focus on playing for Team USA at this summer's Olympics.
Green was arrested Sunday in East Lansing, Mich. on assault charges, ESPN.com reports. According to police, Green had an altercation with a man at an East Lansing restaurant, but little information beyond that has been provided. The Warriors are investigating the incident and won't provide comment on Green's arrest until more information is learned. Green, who earned second-team All-NBA honors in 2015-16, is set to play for Team USA in August during the 2016 Summe Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Green will play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, ESPN.com's Marc J. Spears reports. Green reportedly accepted the invitation before the Warriors' disappointing series loss to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, but with a few weeks to rest up before the U.S. team begins training, the versatile big man should be raring to go. After earning second-team all-NBA and first-team all-defense honors in the regular season, Green finished the playoffs with averages of 15.4 points (on 43.1% shooting from the field), 9.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.7 three-pointers and 1.6 steals across 38.2 minutes in 23 appearances.
Green registered 32 points (11-15 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 15 rebounds, nine assists, and two steals across 47 minutes during the Warriors' 93-89 loss to the Cavaliers in Sunday's Game 7. Green had scored in single digits during his last three appearances, but he saved his best effort for Sunday's Game 7. Green's Game 5 suspension resulting from a late-game incident with LeBron James in Game 4 gave the Cavaliers new life in the series, and the Warriors' historic season ended in sadness. Still, Green played pretty well while going toe-to-toe with James, averaging 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.7 steals, and one block across 40 minutes per game in the NBA Finals.
Green contributed eight points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 41 minutes in Thursday's 115-101 Game 6 loss to the Cavaliers. It was a respectable game for Green, who put forth a good effort in several areas, but had little overall impact on offense. On most occasions, Green's ability to play some tough defense and make a few plays is enough for the Warriors, but in Game 6, they needed more from him as a scorer, as Andre Iguodala (back) was hurting and Harrison Barnes (0-8 FG) went without a point.
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