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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.

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Andray Blatche traveled to the Philippines on Sunday and is expected to stay for a couple days.

He met with national team coach Chot Reyes and is expected to play in the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Interestingly, Blatche is not of Filipino descent, so this has been one of the stranger stories of the offseason. He will opt out of his deal and become an unrestricted free agent next season.

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Andray Blatche has received citizenship in the Philippines and will join their FIBA World Cup team this summer.

Filipino Senator Sonny Angara, who sponsored the bill, had some interesting thoughts on Blatche. "Blatche is possibly the best center from the NBA that we can get who is willing to shun more lucrative offers now and in the future just to be part of our national team," Angara said. Blatche will opt out of his deal with the Nets and his play for the Philippines could help his stock this summer.

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Andray Blatche has decided to opt out of his deal and explore free agency.

Blatche added that he would like to return to the Nets, but would like to explore his options in free agency first. The Nets are a bit hamstrung cap-wise, so it may be a challenge to fit Blatche under their salary cap if he receives an attractive offer from another team. The 27-year-old averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks during the 2013-14 regular season and has some deeper league fantasy potential if he can find a team who will give him more minutes than the 22.2 he averaged with the Nets this season.

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Andray Blatche came off the bench for 15 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-10 shooting in 20 minutes of Saturday's Game 3 win over the Heat.

Blatche became the first Nets player to double-double off the bench in the playoffs since Armen Gilliam did it back in 1994. Blatche had scored a total of four points in his previous two games against Miami, so it was tough to see this one coming.

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Andray Blatche had 20 points and 12 rebounds in a rare start for the Nets on Wednesday, who appeared to be trying to lose recent games in order to draw the Raptors in Round 1 of the playoffs, instead of the Bulls.

Mission accomplished. Whatever the case, the starters were all rested and Blatche was finally allowed to have one of his better games in recent memory. Marcus Thornton also started and scored 20, while little-known guard Jorge Gutierrez started, and was the only other Net in double figures tonight with 13. The Nets haven't exactly looked great over the last few weeks, but then again, maybe they just weren't trying. The Raptors have surely taken notice at how things have gone down, and their first-round match up should be fun to watch.

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Andray Blatche played only seven minutes in Sunday's home win vs. the Magic, scoring four points with one rebound.

Jason Kidd said before the game that he may shorten his rotation for the playoffs, excluding one of the Nets' centers, and tonight's game suggests that Blatche is low man on the totem pole below Kevin Garnett (19 minutes) and Mason Plumlee (26 minutes).

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Andray Blatche (flu) was a DNP-CD after being declared available prior to Friday's game.

Perhaps a report will trickle in that Blatche was too sick to play or simply being rested, but that's not a foregone conclusion at this point and we're taking him off the injury report. Until he can post a worthwhile line, he's droppable in all formats.

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Andray Blatche will return from his illness against the Hawks on Friday.

He missed two games due to the illness and it sounds like he's all better. Mason Plumlee has been outplaying Blatche and it's kept his minutes down to just 22.9 minutes per game since the break. He's a low-end play tonight in a decent matchup.

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Andray Blatche (illness) will not play against the Magic on Wednesday.

He was a game-time decision about 10 minutes prior to this update and he must not be feeling well at all. This will be his second game out of the lineup and the Nets will likely use plenty of Mirza Teletovic in the starting lineup. Mason Plumlee could also help out on the bench. Blatche should be considered questionable for Friday.