Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha, who was found not guilty on Friday of charges stemming from his April arrest, is likely to play in Wednesday’s exhibition game, according to coach Mike Budenholzer.

By SI Wire
October 10, 2015

Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha, who was found not guilty on Friday of charges stemming from his April arrest, is likely to play in Wednesday’s preseason game against the Spurs, coach Mike Budenholzer said.

Sefolosha, 31, was left with a broken leg and ligament damage in his ankle following the incident, which involved a scuffle with police, and said he is still not at 100 percent, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was cleared of misdemeanor charges for resisting arrest and “obstructing governmental administration” outside New York City nightclub 1Oak after then-Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed. Also arrested was then-teammate Pero Antic.

Budenholzer said the team will take a wait-and-see approach with Sefolosha, and was hopeful he could get the veteran guard some minutes Wednesday against the Spurs.

Sefolosha’s verdict could spark a civil rights lawsuit against the New York Police Department.

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