In the last 15 years there have been some notable arrests made on NBA players. There was that locker room gun fiasco with the Washington Wizards’ Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton in December of 2009. Ty Lawson, formerly of the Denver Nuggets. has gotten in trouble for DUI and below you’ll find the list for number of arrests by team.
Not surprisingly, those Wizards — formerly known as the Bullets — are at the top of the list along with the likes of the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers (or Jail Blazers from the early part of the 2000s). The bottom of the list shouldn’t surprise anyone with the San Antonio Spurs only having two arrests and the Orlando Magic having only one over that time span.
Seven teams with double digit arrests is troubling, but the league and its teams have done a better job in filtering out bad character players. Whether it has been through the draft interview process or just not signing guys in free agency, the NBA does seem to have a plethora of “good guys” now.