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Andray Blatche takes shot at Wizards. Who are still better off without him.

Nov 27, 2012, 10:42 AM EDT

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Note to Andray Blatche: The Brooklyn Nets are not 9-4 because of you, they are 9-4 because of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace and occasionally even Jerry Stackhouse.

And the Wizards are not 0-12 because you are gone — you are at the heart of the problems still. They invested years and money in you to eventually have you ask not to play and so they had to eat your contract and rebuild.

But apparently, that’s not how he sees it. NBA.com’s John Schuhmann was at the Knicks at Nets game Monday night and tweeted this:

Blatche, go read the first two paragraphs here again.

Just a reminder, the Wizards were willing to eat the remaining $35 million on Blatche’s contract to get him out the door via the amnesty clause (the Wizards big mistake was ever offering that contract based on promise). And it was still the right move — the locker room needed to be made professional and Blatche was never going to be part of that. What the Wizards locker room didn’t need was injuries to Nene and John Wall, plus some pretty “meh” seasons from Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza.

Blatche signed with the Nets as a low-risk move for them and he played pretty well in limited minutes early in the season. But he was 3-of-11 shooting two games ago then after a bad shot against the Knicks saw his minutes cut way down to just over 7.

Blatche needs to worry about not getting in Avery Johnson’s doghouse, not trying to gloat about the 0-12 Wizards.

  1. drubeatz - Nov 27, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Yeah, he needs to stop talking. But, he is a good player off the bench. He just needs some motivation.

    • zerole00 - Nov 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM

      He’s a professional athlete getting paid millions of dollars, on a newly bought team, with a new stadium ,and new (and very rich) owner willing to spending.

      Oh let’s not forget he’s on a team with very good potential. If that isn’t enough motivation then D-Will needs to slap the suck out of him.

      • edweird0 - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

        WOOOOOOOOOOORD! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  2. fullashyt - Nov 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    This reporter shoud get fired for spotty journalism. Blatche has been a good player off the bench. His minutes got cut yesterday because the Knicks played small ball so Coach Avery went small to matchup. Hence the increase minutes for Stackhouse. Yes he went 3-11 2games ago but he still scored 13pts and had 8 rebounds. How come the journalist didnt point out went Blatche scored 22pts off 19 minutes off the bench agaisnt the Kings? Do your job properly.

  3. rajbais - Nov 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    People!!! Stop equating locker room serenity to league supremacy!!!!

    I’m no Blatche fan, but He’s actually telling the truth!!!

    Blatche was a problem, but not the biggest!!! Randy Wittman is!!!

    Randy Wittman = Loser at every stop!!!

    • khadeemw - Nov 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

      I understand that Blatche is considered to be a douche and a lazy scumbag, but the truth is that the Wizards are a teribble organization. They have bad management and coaching for over a decade. I also love how Kurt fail to mention that Blatche has been very active this season. I love how he didnt mention the game when he started 10 for 10 from the field. C Mon Kurt don’t be biased. Put all the facts out there.

      • edweird0 - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:48 PM

        One game were he came out hot doesn’t negate years of mediocrity.

      • rajbais - Nov 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

        You’re the man!!! Kurt is acting like a Terrell Owens-hating, Tim Tebow loving gasbag!!!

        Again, it’s about wins and losses!!! It’s about the playoff rounds too!!! Why the hell is he running PBT???

  4. bougin89 - Nov 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    I think you hit the nail right on the head with this article Kurt. I’ve said this many times on this site, Blatche is a turd. He is a prime example of why the NBA probably shouldn’t have guaranteed contracts. It sounds like he hasn’t learned anything either, what a tool.

  5. kelsocarpenter - Nov 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    He never grew up. He was bigger, more athletic, and more talented than everyone he played with from the time he stepped on the court as a 5 year old to when he got drafted out of high school. It was always easy for him. He didn’t realize, and still hasn’t, that it take a lot more to be successful in the NBA. He didn’t work. He had zero leadership skills, and he didn’t care about anything or anyone but himself. He took the money and chilled, and that’s what he’ll always do. By the way, he just gave an interview with 106.7 The Fan in DC and they ripped him apart. He came off as a crybaby loser.

  6. farvefromover - Nov 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Blatche is a hooker f#cker

  7. glink123 - Nov 27, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    He needs motivation? Seriously? Dude, if the prospect of being paid $18 million dollars per year to play basketball isn’t enough motivation for him, He doesn’t deserve to wear a uniform.

  8. watermelon1 - Nov 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    The Wizards should have tried to run their offense through Blatche. Instead, they had no-name guards trying to be Allen Iverson out there. Nobody could throw an entry pass into the post. You had Javale McGee running around trying to go from coast-to-coast and make highlight reels instead of playing sound basketball.

    Sure, Blatche had his problems. But he was far from the only one. The media tried to use him as a scapegoat for how horrible this team drafted, spent in free agency, and picked coaches. Even their new logo and colors suck.

    I think it’s completely fair for Blatche to point out that he clearly was not the sole reason for the Wizards being horrible the last couple seasons, and to point out that getting rid of him was far from “the easy answer that would solve everything.”

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