FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A former NBA player has been arrested after being accused of breaking into two Florida homes and fondling a woman.
News outlets report 34-year-old Orien Greene, who spent the 2005-06 season with the Celtics after being selected in the second round of the 2005 draft, was taken into custody Monday on battery and burglary charges.
Police say Greene entered the first Pembroke Pines home through an unlocked door and went into a bedroom where a woman was sleeping.
A police report says Greene left and walked to a second home, which he entered through a garage. There, police say Greene rubbed and kissed a sleeping woman. The woman woke up and yelled at Greene, who fled to his girlfriend's house.
Greene, who attended the University of Florida before transferring, had stints with four NBA teams including the Celtics. He also played overseas.
It's unclear if Greene has an attorney
Mike Giardi reports that there are some people in Paul George's camp that think the Boston Celtics would be a great fit, both short and long-term.
We knew back on the night of the draft that as the Cavaliers desperately looked for a way to pry Paul George out of Indiana, they started involving third teams in the talks (because Indy had no interest in Kevin Love for Paul George straight up, not should they). Phoenix was involved, but that fizzled. So did talks involving Denver.
But those latter ones didn’t die the night of the draft, according to reports that came out over the weekend. Denver, Cleveland, and Indiana were still talking about a three-team deal that would land Love in Denver and George in Cleveland. The challenge for Cleveland was finding the combination of young players and draft picks that Indiana wants in a deal — Indy is rumored to want a lottery pick (preferably high lottery) and a young player or players.
Now that Denver three-team is “very unlikely” to happen, according to Joe Varden of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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