Jul 1, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT
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.
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.
- Grizzlies start fast, hang on to beat Portland, take 3-0 series lead 0
- Bucks outwork Bulls, stay alive on Jerryd Bayless game-winner 6
- Nets use 18-0 second-half run to secure Game 3 victory over Hawks 5
- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle fined $25K for publicly criticizing officials after Game 3 loss to Rockets 10
- PBT Extra: Stephen Curry starting to have his defining playoff moments 8
- Behind 32 points from Kawhi Leonard, Spurs rout Clippers to take 2-1 series lead 13
- The Truth (and Marcin Gortat) will set Washington free, up 3-0 on Toronto after win 8
- James Harden scores 42 points to lead Rockets to Game 3 win, 3-0 series lead over Mavericks 17