HoopsHype Andray Blatche rumors

December 19, 2014 Updates
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After his floundering Minnesota Timberwolves lost to Wittman’s Wizards on Tuesday night, 106-95, Saunders, who coached John Wall for his first 99 NBA games (and McGee for 181 games), was asked where Washington’s All-Star point guard has most improved since entering the league. Part of the coach’s answer: “It’s a little bit different throwing the ball to Nene, Gortat, and Paul Pierce than it is throwing it to JaVale McGee, Andray Blatche, and those guys. So they’ve done a good job of getting a supporting cast that works with him.” Truth About It

December 4, 2014 Updates

David Pick: Source: Sebastian Telfair has arrived in China, teams up with Andray Blatche at Xinjiang Flying Tigers. Twitter @IAmDPick

September 20, 2014 Updates

David 'Dubi' Pick: According to source, Nets power forward Andray Blatche signed with Chinese club Xinjiang. Official memo release to follow ASAP. Twitter @IAmDPick

After the signing of Jordan Crawford and the end of the negotiation with Lester Hudson Xinjiang Flying Tigers are reportedly close to sign Philippines' big man Andray Blatche. There were many rumors around the team about the possibile signing of Australian big man Aaron Baynes. Xinjiang's management confirmed the addition of a big man who played in World Cup, but denied the deal with Baynes, as reported by Hupu. Sportando

September 14, 2014 Updates

Andray Blatche has been a citizen of an Asian country for four months. Since then, he’s lead his new country, the Philippines to remarkable basketball performances at the FIBA World Cup. He’s become a national hero in the Philippines. But the International Olympic Committe of Asia has different views about Blatche disqualifying him from the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Basketball Buddha

Asian Games rules state that each natualized player must have at least three year of residency in the country that gave him citizenship. Blatche doesn't have it. Philippines will replace him with Marcus Douthit. Sportando

September 12, 2014 Updates

Blatche was not just a hit on the court at the World Cup, but also with his teammates, says team capatain Jimmy Alapag. "The type of relationships he built with the guys on the team in one month and a half and the effort in games and practices really said a lot about Andray," Alapag told HoopsHype. "We were on the road together for about a month. That helped a lot to build that camaraderie and get to know Andray better. He was committed to the program from Day 1 and I think it showed." HoopsHype

It only took three days for Robin Lopez to fall in love with the Philippines, so much so that the American NBA center has presented himself as another naturalization candidate for the country's basketball team. “If the whole Andray Blatche thing doesn’t work out, I’m here for Gilas,” Lopez said on Thursday after conducting a training camp organized by Gatorade and NBA Philippines at the Hoops Center in Mandaluyong. “I don’t wish any harm to come to Dray because obviously he’s played his heart out for that team and he’s a great fit,” the Portland Trail Blazer said, referring to Blatche, who reinforced Gilas as a naturalized Filipino in the recent Fiba World Cup. Sports Interactive Network Philippines

September 7, 2014 Updates

What are the chances Miami signs Andray Blatche? -- Marshall. A: If it were up to me (and it never is), it would be a no-brainer. Frankly, I think a lot of it would be up to Blatche, a willingness to buy into the Heat system and accept a minimal contract. Even that tweet that came out at the World Cup, saying Blatche was returning to Miami to negotiate . . . there is nothing to negotiate, at least with the Heat. The minimum is all they have to offer. I would be shocked if the Heat would allow a guarantee to get in the way. But you do have to wonder about Blatche being forced to wait this late in the process, whether there isn't more at play than salary or role. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 6, 2014 Updates

Moments after the Philippines won its first FIBA World Cup game in 40 years, naturalized player Andray Blatche told Yahoo Philippines Sports that he wants to return to the country to thank the Filipino people for the tremendous support Gilas received. “The support we got from the Philippines and right here in Spain is more than enough for us to work so hard for this win. I love it. I can’t wait to get back to Manila to give my thanks,” said Blatche. Yahoo! Sports Philippines

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Andray Blatche ended his first game at FIBA World Cup with Philippines National Team with 28 points and 12 rebounds. “Unfortunately we lost today but today’s game confirms how much I trust my teammates. We fought until the end against a much stronger opponent and we had also the final shot to win it. I felt good, we must play again like today without being afraid of our opponents. In addition to points and rebounds my task is also to give confidence to my teammates. I am very optimistic for the next games, Philippines will continue to impress as today and we want to make out great fans happier than today”, said Blatche. Sportando

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