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Andray Blatche | Center/Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: None
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Andray Blatche signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers on Saturday for $2.5 million.
There are a couple interesting things: The Wizards won't be able to get any money from the deal due to amnestying his contract earlier in his career, and Blatche could wind up back in the NBA in March. He'll join Jordan Crawford on the CBA powerhouse squad. Sep 21 - 9:36 AM

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Andray Blatche is finalizing a deal to play with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China.

The Flying Tigers also signed Jordan Crawford, so they should have a fun brand of basketball. Blatche was in talks with multiple NBA teams, but he's likely getting more money from the CBA powerhouse. We'll pass along any official news as it becomes available.
Sep 20 - 10:53 AM

Andray Blatche has officially been barred from playing on the Philippines national team in the 2014 Asian Games.

Blatche was allowed to play for the Philippines in the FIBA World Cup, but the rules of the Asian Games require a player to have three years of residency before representing a country on the court. He reportedly returned to the U.S. in early September, in the expectation that he'd negotiate a contract with the Heat, but so far there have been no reports of an agreement.
Sep 14 - 3:16 PM

Andray Blatche is traveling from Spain to Miami to negotiate on a contract.

Presumably, it's with the Heat with the two having mutual interest before the FIBA World Cup started. Miami would be a terrific landing spot for Blatche and he would likely get more playing time than he did in Brooklyn. That said, he's still going to have to prove he's capable of being consistent before fantasy owners in standard leagues can make a move on him.
Sep 5 - 9:47 AM

Andray Blatche finished the FIBA World Cup with averages of 21.2 points, 13.8 boards, 1.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.2 triples in five games with the Philippines.

He currently leads the tournament in rebounds per game and ranked second in efficiency per game behind Gorgui Dieng. Blatche probably helped himself get a contract with an NBA team and should wind up on a roster in the next few weeks. He is unlikely to have much fantasy value, though.
Sep 5 - 9:07 AM

Andray Blatche scored a team-high 25 points with 14 boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Puerto Rico.

The Philippines won't be making a run with Blatche and are now 0-4. The "Filipino" forward is still looking for a deal and has some interest from the Heat and Raptors. Blatche will wind up on a team before training camp starts.
Sep 3 - 2:51 PM

Andray Blatche played well during Monday's near-upset of Argentina, scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the loss.

Blatche is now averaging 21 points, and 13.7 rebounds through three contests with the Philippines, and he looks like a guy trying to increase his value for a contract. The Heat have reportedly expressed interest in the unrestricted free agent, but if he were to sign in Miami he'd likely be in a timeshare with Josh McRoberts and Udonis Haslem, limiting his fantasy value. He's also been linked to Toronto, but they're very deep at the power forward position, so his value there would be nearly non-existent.
Sep 1 - 3:45 PM

Andray Blatche will play through a bit of pain he's experiencing in his knee when the Philippines take on Greece on Sunday.

Blatche scored 28 points to go along with 12 rebounds in his last outing as the Philippines nearly upset Croatia, and he'll continue to put up big stat lines as the Philippines' best player by a wide margin. Blatche remains an unrestricted free agent, and it's unclear where he will land for the 2014-15 season. He met with the Raptors back in July, but a move to Toronto would take him out of the conversation in standard leagues.
Aug 31 - 12:03 PM

The Olympic Council of Asia has suggested that Andray Blatche may be barred from playing for the Philippines in the upcoming Asian Games.

The OCA is interpreting residence requirements in a way that would prevent the Philippines team from using Blatche, who is tantamount to a 'ringer' in the Asian Games tournament. The 28-year-old free agent isn't likely to sign with an NBA team until he's fulfilled his international obligations. He was recently sidelined by a minor ankle injury, but he returned to action for a recent loss to Croatia in the FIBA World Cup.
Source: Grantland
Aug 30 - 11:14 AM

A minor ankle injury caused Andray Blatche to sit out a recent exhibition with the Philippine team Gilas Pilipinas.

Blatche's injury is "not serious" which is great news for the unrestricted free agent and his temporary Philippine team, which lost to Ukraine by 50 points on Monday. He met with the Raptors in July and has been linked to the Heat, but he remains one of the most talented unsigned big men in the league. He averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 22 minutes with Brooklyn last year, but questions about his attitude may be hampering his value around the league.
Source: Rivals
Aug 20 - 10:05 AM

Free agent Andray Blatche will reportedly meet with the Raptors on Wednesday.

Toronto wouldn't be an ideal destination for Blatche's fantasy value, as they already have Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson starting at C and PF. They also have newly re-signed Patrick Patterson to provide support, along with Tyler Hansbrough and Chuck Hayes, so if Blatche signs with the Raptors he'd likely max out with 20 minutes as a reserve center.
Jul 8 - 4:18 PM

Nets general manager Billy King said the Nets haven't reached out to unrestricted free agent Andray Blatche.

King told reporters that he had reached out to the Nets' own free agents, but when asked about Blatche, he replied, ""Uh ... no." Blatche had an Instagram post that said "F--- Brooklyn" on Saturday that he claimed was the result of his account being hacked, but it's unclear if that has anything to do with the lack of contact between he and the team. Regardless, it seems unlikely that Blatche will be returning to the Nets. The 27-year-old averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks last season and could end up being a decent late-round pick if he finds himself in the right situation and keeps his head on straight.
Jul 1 - 10:43 AM

Andray Blatche's Instagram account produced something that said "F--- Brooklyn" on Saturday night, and, of course, he said a few minutes later he was hacked.

Blatche says he now has to get a new Instagram account since his was violated, but really, what else is he going to say? Blatche will become an unrestricted free agent after declining his player option in Brooklyn, so the timing of the mysterious post is highly suspicious. In any case, it should be fun to watch Blatche play in Brooklyn over the next few years.
Jun 28 - 9:51 PM

According to sources, Andray Blatche has officially declined to pick up his $1.43 million player option with the Nets on Friday, and he is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Blatche is reportedly looking for a long-term deal, and there have been rumors of mutual interest between Blatche and the Pelicans. The Pelicans need another body down low, and Blatche could fill that role. Blatche averaged 11.2 points, and 5.3 rebounds off the bench for the Nets during the 2013-14 season.
Jun 20 - 2:55 PM

There is reportedly mutual interest between free-agent-to-be Andray Blatche and the Pelicans.

The Pelicans badly need size down low, and Andray Blatche could fill that void. Free agency begins on July 1, and we will be updating the situation as information becomes available.
Jun 13 - 6:34 PM

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