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Nets won’t bring back free agent Andray Blatche next season

Jul 1, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

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Andray Blatche was a regular rotation player for the Nets last season, and largely played well while averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per contest over 73 regular season appearances.

But now that he’s a free agent, Brooklyn won’t pursue bringing him back next season.

From Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York:

The Brooklyn Nets will not be bringing back Andray Blatche next season.

When GM Billy King was asked if he had reached out to Blatche, now an unrestricted free agent, King flatly responded, “No.”  …

In late December, Blatche missed four games due to “personal reasons.”

But in reality, Blatche was basically suspended indefinitely by coach Jason Kidd due to a lack of “conditioning and preparedness,” Grantland reported Monday.

December was a log time ago, and Kidd, as you may have heard, is no longer the head coach.

But Blatche fit well on last year’s Nets team, so one would think this decision is more about Blatche the person than it is about his on-court performance.

  1. eugenesaxe1 - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Biatche-the-person isn’t much. Plus he’s too young for the Nyets.

  2. saint1997 - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Mark my words – Brooklyn are gonna be in that lottery next season!

    • enigma2742 - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      THEY HAVE NO DRAFT PICKS UNTIL LIKE 2020 LOL

      • saint1997 - Jul 2, 2014 at 1:10 AM

        That doesn’t mean they won’t be in the lottery….I meant they will not make the playoffs. Also your statement is completely factually incorrect for the reason that teams cannot legally trade away more than 1 first round pick every 2 years. I’m glad you capitalised your comment though, it added to the validity of your point wonderfully.

  3. qdog112 - Jul 1, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    Blaitche has proved he can play, given the time and trust. He would be perfect to step in for Big Al in Charlotte.

    • bkbell3 - Jul 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

      He might have some problems but his per 36min. numbers come to about 18 and 9. he is a decent player if he gets his head straight.

  4. campcouch - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Time to turn that team over BK.

  5. marbulz - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Who is BK?

  6. enigma2742 - Jul 1, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    NO DISRESPECT BUT THIS KNUCKLEHEAD ONLY DESERVED 5 MILL A YEAR NO LONG TERM DEAL BECAUSE HE’S NOT SMART ENOUGH TO MAKE RIGHT DECISION

  7. MTArider - Jul 2, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    Mini MLE from Knicks

  8. reesesteel23 - Jul 2, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Seems lazy. Even when he shoots, it looks lazy. He knows his way around the basket though. I can only imagine if he put forth maximum effort. Must love the green.

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