HoopsHype Andray Blatche rumors

May 6, 2013 Updates

The Nets will not have salary-cap space and do not own Blatche’s Bird Rights. But the enigmatic 26-year-old is thankful the Nets let him revive his career after he was waived last offseason by the Wizards, and both Blatche and general manager Billy King said they hope to see him back in Brooklyn next season. “That’s the plan,” Blatche said. “I’m not sure yet right now. I can’t tell you 100 percent yet, but that’s the plan for me.” New York Post

Unless Blatche gets a deal with at least a guaranteed third year, what he makes the next two seasons mostly just offsets the Wizards’ salary commitments. Blatche has said he is not inclined to make things easier for his former employer, and added yesterday he might take less money to stay in a good situation in Brooklyn. “Yeah, I thought about that idea. I like it here, I got my second chance here and I’m loyal to being here. We just have to see what happens,’’ he said. “With the money situation, that makes it easier for me to stay here. I don’t have to take nothing huge. I can take less. It’s going to be based on what’s best for me.” New York Post

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As raucous Bulls fans tried every method possible to distract him, Blatche calmly stepped to the free-throw line with 19.2 seconds left in regulation. A 68.5 percent free-throw shooter during the regular season, Blatche looked flawless as he made both shots. "Those were the biggest free throws I've ever shot in my career,'' Blatche said. "It was beyond loud. Even C.J. (Watson) said his ears started ringing. "Those free throws meant a lot to us. I just focused and stuck to my routine. I didn't let it bother me. I just shot the ball like I would any other time.'' Chicago Tribune

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After couple years of having his fitness criticized while playing with the Wizards – and logging an infamous DNP- Conditioning last season – Andray Blatche was lauded for getting himself into shape during the summer before signing his one-year deal with the Nets. But the backup center was called out Monday by coach PJ Carlesimo for his conditioning, following a game when Blatche played 37 minutes and looked winded. “Dray was the only one I felt bad about (playing a lot of minutes). And frankly, he needs conditioning,” Carlesimo said “So I thought it was okay. He needs some conditioning and he obviously wants to play against (the Wizards) because he played there. … We thought Dray was going good and the conditioning is good for him.” New York Daily News

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Andray Blatche will be a free agent at season's end, but the 26-year-old backup center wants to remain a Brooklyn Net. "Most definitely. I love it here," Blatche told ESPN NewYork.com on Saturday. "We've got a great team here, a great staff. The fans are crazy. I mean, everything about this organization is great, so hopefully I can come back. "I feel like this is my new home, now, really. I feel comfortable with everything that's going on." ESPN.com

The event at Brooklyn Bowl drew Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Andray Blatche, Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace. All seemed to have a good time, even though D-Will did compare Kris Humphries to a "robot" ... and then thought better of it. NetsDaily

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For the third time in four games Sunday, Lopez was a non-entity in the fourth quarter (he did play seven seconds in one of those games, but that doesn’t count). And interim coach P.J. Carlesimo acknowledges the move, based on the flow of the game and usually by the play of Andray Blatche is something he must actively seek to avoid. “It's probably something that I don't want to do in the future,” Carlesimo said. “I created the situation and it’s not a good situation. So yes, I worry about it that I need to address it and I worry about it that I need to watch what I do going forward.” New York Post

February 4, 2013 Updates

"Brooklyn has placed forward Andray Blatche on the market, according to multiple sources," Amico wrote in a column summing up latest trade rumors. "The Nets are looking for a draft pick in return. Portland, looking for ways to shore up its bench, might have an interest." A league source dismissed speculation noting that the Nets aren't looking for an additional pick in this year's draft, which is seen by most scouts as mediocre. The Nets have their own pick in the first round, but no second rounder. NetsDaily

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