Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott was arrested on Thursday morning on felony drug charges according to NBA.com. Scott is a 27 year old backup forward for the Hawks who is entering the second year of his three year $10 million contract. The third year of Scott's deal is not guaranteed but the second year is.
Scott was reportedly pulled over on Thursday morning on Interstate 85 northeast in Atlanta for following another car too closely. Scott was reportedly not the driver of the car, that was his brother Antonn, but both of them are still being charged with felony drug possession. Scott's brother reportedly failed to pull over immediately and reached speeds of close to 98 MPH before eventually pulling over two miles later.
Scott and his brother allegedly had more than an ounce of marijuana in the car and 10.9 grams of MDMA or as it's commonly known Molly. The charges against Scott are reportedly felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule 1 drug while his brother will also be facing more charges.
The Hawks reportedly said they are aware of the arrest but will make no further comment as it is an ongoing legal matter. As previously mentioned Scott is owed $3.3 million this year and that money is guaranteed.
Scott saw his minutes reduced last season with the Hawks in his third season in the NBA as he averaged just 16.5 minutes per game. Scott was productive off the bench for the Hawks though, averaging 7.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while making 44 percent of his field goals and a career high 34 percent of his three pointers.
Scott might have been in line for more playing time in the 2015-16 season after the departure of DeMarre Carroll in free agency but now it is unknown what his status is heading into the next NBA season. The Hawks will figure the basketball stuff out after the legal proceedings take place.