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Wittman: Blatche to miss 3-5 weeks with calf strain

Jan 30, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

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Washington Wizards interim head coach Randy Wittman has just announced that starting power forward Andray Blatche will miss the next 3-5 weeks with a calf strain. Blatche is currently averaging 10 points and 7 rebounds per game for the 4-16 Wizards.

Blatche is the embodiment of everything wrong with the Wizards — he shows flashes of scoring talent and can create shots, but has a bad attitude and no real other skills — Blatche is currently shooting an abysmal 38% from the floor, which is almost unfathomably bad for a power forward, doesn’t pass the basketball, turns it over frequently, has never shown interest in defense or rebounding, and the 25-year old forward has never been in the best shape. Oh, and the Wizards currently have him signed to a contract that will pay him $8 million in the 2014-15 season.

This injury will technically make the Wizards at less than full strength, but considering how badly Blatche has played this season, this news may end up making Randy Wittman’s job easier for the next month.

  1. goforthanddie - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    2nd-best thing to happen to them this season.

    • Justin - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

      I was just gonna post addition by subtraction

  2. norcal031 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    This guy is so bad. I remember one play he jacked up a shot, sprinted back on d only to leave his man wide open for a 3. He then went back down court and turned the ball over leading to a fast break bucket. Missed another shot then ran back and committed a foul. He looked so out of breath it was sad. He then was benched. He is so bad.

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