HoopsHype Andray Blatche rumors

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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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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Following the Brooklyn Nets’ 101-100 win over the defending champion Miami Heat Friday night at the Barclays Center, Andray Blatche was given a $15,000 fine by the NBA for using an “obscene gesture” on the bench. With just under three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Blatche celebrated a Joe Johnson three in a way that did not sit well with the league. The same dance Blatche performed, popularized by Sam Cassell, earned Marco Belinelli a $15,000 fine in May (strangely enough, Belinelli performed the move against the Nets). For The Win

November 2, 2013 Updates
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Brooklyn Nets big men Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic got into a scuffle during Sunday's practice and had to be separated. No punches were thrown, and the team quickly resumed drills. "It's great. That's competition. That's what it's all about," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. "This team is put together to compete at a high level, and you saw that. There's nothing wrong with competition. Tempers might flare, but it's all out of respect, because we're all working hard, and as a coaching staff and as players, that's what you need." ESPN.com

October 13, 2013 Updates
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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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