Andray Blatche F/C BKN 1 year ago

Blatche has signed a three-year contract with Xinjiang of the CBA, reports.

Blatche averaged a robust 31.1 points, 14.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.8 steals, and 2.1 three-pointers in 37 minutes with Xinjiang this past season. After the squad failed to make the CBA postseason, the forward drew interest from a number of NBA organizations. However, he's opted to remain in China, which ends any hope that the 28-year-old plays professional hoops in the States for the foreseeable future.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 1 year ago

Blatche is drawing interest from multiple NBA teams, including the Nets, ESPN New York reports.

Blatche recently became a free agent, after his team in China failed to qualify for the playoffs. He'll likely have an opportunity to sign in the NBA before the end of this season, but he may have to settle for a bit role.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 2 years ago1 Comment

Blatche will play in China this season, ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo reports.

He was always an intriguing fantasy option when he was seeing regular minutes in the NBA, but it sounds like he'll be playing overseas for the 2014-15 season and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 2 years ago

Blatche has a sore knee but will play through the discomfort in Sunday's FIBA game between the Philippines and Greece, Lia Cruz reports.

Blatche is playing for the Philippine National Team this offseason at the FIBA World Cup. He is currently a free agent, so it's surprising that he's putting his health at risk, but considering that he is willing to play through the soreness, it's likely a minor issue.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 2 years ago

Free agent Andray Blatche will reportedly meet with the Raptors on Wednesday.

Toronto wouldn't be an ideal destination for Blatche's fantasy value, as they already have Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson starting at C and PF. They also have newly re-signed Patrick Patterson to provide support, along with Tyler Hansbrough and Chuck Hayes, so if Blatche signs with the Raptors he'd likely max out with 20 minutes as a reserve center.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 2 years ago

Nets general manager Billy King said the Nets haven't reached out to unrestricted free agent Andray Blatche.

King told reporters that he had reached out to the Nets' own free agents, but when asked about Blatche, he replied, ""Uh ... no." Blatche had an Instagram post that said "F--- Brooklyn" on Saturday that he claimed was the result of his account being hacked, but it's unclear if that has anything to do with the lack of contact between he and the team. Regardless, it seems unlikely that Blatche will be returning to the Nets. The 27-year-old averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks last season and could end up being a decent late-round pick if he finds himself in the right situation and keeps his head on straight.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 2 years ago

Anrday Blatche's Instagram account produced something that said "F--- Brooklyn" on Saturday night, and, of course, he said a few minutes later he was hacked.

Blatche says he now has to get a new Instagram account since his was violated, but really, what else is he going to say? Blatche will become an unrestricted free agent after declining his player option in Brooklyn, so the timing of the mysterious post is highly suspicious. In any case, it should be fun to watch Blatche play in Brooklyn over the next few years.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 2 years ago

According to sources, Andray Blatche has officially declined to pick up his $1.43 million player option with the Nets on Friday, and he is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Blatche is reportedly looking for a long-term deal, and there have been rumors of mutual interest between Blatche and the Pelicans. The Pelicans need another body down low, and Blatche could fill that role. Blatche averaged 11.2 points, and 5.3 rebounds off the bench for the Nets during the 2013-14 season.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 2 years ago

There is reportedly mutual interest between free-agent-to-be Andray Blatche and the Pelicans.

The Pelicans badly need size down low, and Andray Blatche could fill that void. Free agency begins on July 1, and we will be updating the situation as information becomes available.

Andray Blatche F/C BKN 2 years ago

Andray Blatche was granted Filipino citizenship on Wednesday and can play for the national team at the FIBA World Cup this year.

He is not of Filipino descent and was born in America. Blatche said that playing for the country "wasn't a tough decision to make" and he will also play at the Asian Games in South Korea in September. Blatche has always been an eccentric one and was even his own agent earlier in his career. He'll opt out of his contract with the Nets and become a free agent this summer.