Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 5 Days
Andray Blatche played 28 minutes off the bench during Monday's 96-80 win over the Bulls, scoring 11 points with five boards, three assists and three steals.
His shooting line of 4-of-11 from the field ins't great, but the minutes serve as a nice endorsement that coach Jason Kidd is comfortable playing Blatche a nice chunk of minutes. He's had some conditioning issues in the past and perhaps he's been able to shake them. Fantasy owners can give him a look and hope he stays near the 30-minute mark.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 7 Days
Andray Blatche played 30 minutes off the bench and hit 5-of-12 shots and 9-of-9 free throws for 19 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block on Saturday.
Mason Plumlee drew the start in the absence of Kevin Garnett (back), but Blatche got the minutes and production, as Plumlee played just 11 minutes. Blatche has had trouble getting consistent minutes from Jason Kidd, but may have helped his cause with tonight's performance. Keep an eye on him in case KG misses more time.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 10 Days
Andray Blatche played just 14 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, finishing with three points and two rebounds on 1-of-6 shooting.
The game was a major blowout and Jason Kidd played 13 guys tonight. Only three of them scored in double digits and Deron Williams was the leading scorer with 12 points. There is nothing to learn from this one, but you can expect Blatche to bounce back. He had hit double digits in scoring in three straight games coming in, but the Nets threw in the towel shortly after tip off in the 124-80 loss.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 14 Days
Andray Blatche had 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals on 6-of-9 shooting in 28 minutes off the bench on Saturday.
Blatche got popped in the nose, but played through it with some sort of tissue stopping the bleeding. He should be good to go in the next one, but watch for updates in case he suffered a broken nose tonight.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 17 Days
The good version of Andray Blatche showed up in Utah on Wednesday night with 25 points, six boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.
He's been all over the place with his minutes, including a six-minute outing back on Feb. 9. Blatche has shown some major promise here and there, but the inconsistency makes him a tough player to own in standard formats. If you're thinking about picking him up, tonight's line shouldn't be the only factor.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 24 Days
Andray Blatche had 13 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block on 6-of-11 shooting in 24 minutes Wednesday.
Blatche got into foul trouble on Sunday and scored just six points, but was back to form tonight. He's not exactly the dynamo we were hoping to see when Brook Lopez was lost for the season, but there's still time for him to get things turned around after the All-Star break. He's a borderline starter in 12-team leagues.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 27 Days
Andray Blatche picked up a few quick fouls on Sunday and never got back on track, finishing with just six points and one rebound in six minutes.
He also turned the ball over three times in his limited action, and rookie Mason Plumlee (22 points) took full advantage of the extra playing time afforded him by Blatche's lousy night. Hopefully Blatche can turn things around during the Nets' final two games before the break on Wednesday and Thursday.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 29 Days
Andray Blatche will start in place of Kevin Garnett on Friday vs. the Pistons.
That would likely mean the Nets will have a starting lineup of Deron Williams, Shaun Livingston, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Blatche. He's been a little hit or miss and out of shape, but he's able to really add a lot of stats to his lines, making him a solid player to start tonight.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 30 Days
Andray Blatche played 19 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday with 10 points, six boards, four assists, three steals and one turnover.
After shaking off some apparent conditioning issues, Blatche was starting to heat up before his hip injury. Over his eight previous games before going down, he averages 14.4 points, 6.3 boards, 0.9 blocks and 0.4 triples in just 22.3 minutes per game. It's possible he can increase those numbers, which makes him a nice hold in standard leagues.
Andray Blatche PF/C BKN 1 Month
Andray Blatche (hip) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Blatche has missed the past two games with a hip contusion but it appears he'll be ready to go vs. the Spurs on Thursday. Brooklyn's small lineup has limited Blatche's playing time, even with Brook Lopez out, but he averaged an efficient 12.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals in under 21 minutes per game in January.