HoopsHype Andray Blatche rumors

March 11, 2014 Updates

Andray Blatche moved a step closer to becoming eligible to play for the Philippines national team, which is reportedly competing in the FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer. On Monday, the nation’s House of Representatives approved the naturalization of Blatche, according to a report by ABS-CBN, a Filipino media company. A bill granting Blatche citizenship is still pending in the Senate, the report said. ... Paul Pierce became just the fifth player in NBA history to reach 1,900 3-pointers on Monday. New York Daily News

March 5, 2014 Updates

'Memba when Nets player Andray Blatche was shuttin' down that big-assed woman in Bev Hills last week?? Well, Lakers star Nick Young sure does ... and last night, he REENACTED the whole scene. Young was out in front of the Roosevelt Hotel when he brought up the TMZ Sports video featuring a drunken Blatche trying to duck a thirsty jock-chaser like his life depended on it. TMZ.com

January 31, 2014 Updates

Andray Blatche likes to joke around, but he’s serious about playing on the Filipino national team. Blatche confirmed a report in The Philippine Star he’s considering joining the team for this summer’s FIBA World Cup of Basketball. “I’m interested, so there’s a good chance of it happening,” Blatche said after Thursday’s practice. “So I’m looking at it from a standpoint where I can go somewhere I’ve never been before, and it’s an early head start to get ready for the season.” New York Post

But even Blatche didn’t seem as if he had a great deal of information about what the experience would entail. “Basically just go over there and … just win,” he said. “Just play hoop … whatever. I don’t know. “I’m not too sure about anything about it. … They brought it to me and I was like, ‘Yeah, it sounds cool.’ ” New York Post

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Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche will play Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blatche had missed the last four games for "personal reasons." He declined to go into specifics as to what those reasons were. "Now would it be personal if I tell you?" Blatche said before Saturday's morning shootaround. "It's personal reasons. It's over with. The most important thing is I'm back out here playing with my team. That's what's most important right now. And that's something I've been looking forward to since I've been gone." ESPN.com

December 28, 2013 Updates

In addition to Kirilenko, the Nets also were without Andray Blatche, who will also miss the upcoming road trip, due to personal reasons. Blatche, who had been the only Net to appear in the first 28 games of the season, broke his streak of 110 consecutive games since signing with the team before the 2012-13 season. New York Post

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November 30, 2013 Updates

Nineteen sounds like a disgraceful margin. But at the half, the Nets were on pace to lose by 52. It was 66-40, and Kidd had seen enough. He announced the starters for the second half. Only one of them, Brook Lopez, had started the game. To the other starters, he offered warm-up suits and a cool, cold assurance. “We’ll see how it goes.” The view was only slightly better, but at least everyone in black broke a sweat. That’s a start. It’s pathetic, sure. But it is a start. “A lot of guys are frustrated,” said Andray Blatche, one of the exiled. “A lot of guys are embarrassed.” New York Post

November 23, 2013 Updates

"I can't speak for everybody, but [I] know I'm embarrassed," said Andray Blatche, who led the Nets with 16 points. "With the players that we have in this locker room, there's no way possible we should be losing games like this or even have our record this way. We have enough talent, enough vets to be a great team. Newsday

November 14, 2013 Updates

And this week, at last, I got my chance. Seeing the Washington Wizards these days usually means, first and foremost, that you're there to check out the fast-blossoming Bradley Beal, but my mission was finding out how Cassell feels about the $15,000 fines this month dished out to Brooklyn's Andray Blatche and Milwaukee's Caron Butler. "Obscene gesture?" Cassell bellowed, shaking his head disapprovingly. ESPN.com

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