Los Angeles Sheriff's Department records show Francis posted $10,000 bail and was released about 3:30 a.m. Friday. He is to appear in court Nov. 5.
The 33-year-old player averaged 18.1 points and 6.0 assists in nine seasons with Houston, Orlando and New York. He was an All-Star in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He was waived by Memphis in 2009.