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Wizards might trade you McGee… if you take Blatche, too

Mar 9, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee Getty Images

UPDATE 7:38 PM: It’s not just McGee you can have if you take on Blatche, Michael Lee of the Washington Post tweets.

Source just told me wizards have informed teams they can have any player except John Wall if they are willing to take Andray Blatche

That is how bad the Wizards want Blatche out out of their locker room.

3:38 PM: There’s a lot of “we’ll give you the good if you take the bad with it” trade scenarios going around out there. You want Dwight Howard you have to take Hedo Turkoglu and his ugly contract as well. If you want Andrew Bogut you have to take Stephen Jackson on too.

Now we may have the ultimate, thanks to the fine folks with the Washington Wizards. Via Marc Stein at ESPN.

The Wiz have been shopping Andray Blatche for months with no luck in hopes of truly changing the team culture around prized youngsters John Wall and Jan Vesely. But sources say the Wiz are now weighing whether it’s time to finally surrender JaVale McGee — who for all his potential still routinely finds himself at the heart of Washington’s ongoing turbulence — on the condition that his new team take Blatche as well.

If the Wizards can find someone that would take on the two head cases and wasted potential that is McGee and Blatche in one deal they should win executive of the year going away. However it may take hypnosis or worse to get any other GM to say yes to a deal like that.

  1. 00maltliquor - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Blatche and McGee for Bogut and Jackson!

    • blueintown - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM

      Blatche and McGee would both last about seventeen seconds under Scott Skiles.

  2. readysethike - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Trade mcgee along with blatche for robin lopez n hakeem warrick

  3. trbowman - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    McGee is talented but that fool has an embarrassingly bad basketball IQ. I wouldn’t hesitate to trade him if the right offer came.

  4. trbowman - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    McGee is talented but he has as low a basketball IQ as any NBA player I’ve ever seen. He does things that just drive you crazy. I’ve never been a fan

    • abchome - Mar 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      He probably has low (general) IQ.

  5. goforthanddie - Mar 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Get rid of the waste of space Biatche, you might not need to lose McGee. If, later on, the need to move McGee is still there, you can always move a young 7-foot shot-blocker.

  6. losangelasbasketball - Mar 9, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Throw in wall and ill think about…

  7. bparmalee - Mar 9, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Which one is considered “the good” part of a McGee/Blatche trade? The web is littered with Mcgee’s lowlights and Blatche is….. well he is a Wizard. I can’t imagine what the Wizards are asking for in return but this is their own fault. They should have been shopping McGee before the season started…now he has run his value down to a point where you can’t get a solid deal. At this point they might need to call the Hornets and see if the league wants to do them a favor for Okafor’s contract… maybe Kaman but I don’t think the league would do that. Wall should thank these guys everyday for taking all of the heat off of his poor play. Without McGee and Blatche to bash he would be getting killed.

  8. kdmd35 - Mar 10, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    I didn’t realize averaging 17/8/5 is “poor play” considering the team he has around him. Give him one above avg player and he would be averaging over 10 assists at this point

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