HoopsHype Andray Blatche rumors

October 13, 2013 Updates
October 7, 2013 Updates

Andray Blatche is a fun-loving guy. He probably loved fun a little too much with the Wizards and wound up being amnestied in 2012, with no team willing to take him on, despite his obvious talent and youth. He used that as motivation last season after Billy King and Avery Johnson gave him a chance to redeem his career. But he still loves that fun. On Sunday, he posted a short Instagram video of him practicing his Euro-step ... on Fifth Avenue ... in the middle of the day. The technique was lacking but for comedic value, it was unsurpassed. Of course, this being New York, no one on the avenue seems to notice or care. As for his real career, Blatche seems bigger and more committed, according to team insiders. "Andray has been very good," said one. NetsDaily

July 12, 2013 Updates

“I can say Kevin, he surprised me. We were playing one game against each other, I believe it was last year, in Brooklyn. I was playing against him and he said, ‘Hey man, just keep your head up and keep fighting,’” Blatche said on Thursday, the same day he re-signed with the Nets on a two-year deal worth $2.8 million. “When he said that, it caught me off-guard, because me and him have our history, and I said, ‘All right, I guess we’re cool now.” New York Daily News

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The Nets are not planning to add a 15th player to their roster. Once they sign Andray Blatche, Shaun Livingston and Bojan Bogdanovic and then complete their blockbuster with Boston, they will have 14 players ... barring a trade. NetsDaily

Andray Blatche will be officially re-signed Tuesday as the Nets' top free agent acquisition, and it will occur with an air of vindication regarding his involvement in a sexual assault investigation. Blatche and his friends will not face any charges regarding the January incident, according to a Philadelphia police spokesperson, who told the Daily News their Special Victim's Unit conducted a "thorough investigation" that determined nobody should be prosecuted. The investigation, which centered on the alleged rape of a woman by at least one other man in Blatche's hotel room, was closed about two months ago, according to the Philly police. New York Daily News

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Because they are well over the salary cap and don't have his Bird Rights, the Nets can only offer Blatche all or part of the taxpayer "mini" mid-level exception or 120 percent veteran's minimum. But the Nets are expected to use their mid-level exception to sign someone else, possibly sharpshooter Kyle Korver, according to a source. ESPN.com

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