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Andray Blatche | Center/Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Andray Blatche suffered a strained ankle while playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Asia Championship.
"Yeah, I’m good, just a little strained," Blatche said. "I just need to get some rest for tomorrow (Monday)." Showing a resolve that we simply didn't see when he was stateside, Blatche continues to build his legend abroad. Sep 28 - 8:54 AM

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Andray Blatche is not expected to return to the NBA after signing a three-year deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

Blatche's deal is worth a guaranteed $7.5 million over three seasons, which is a longer-term deal that he could expect if he rehabilitated his career in the NBA next season. Whether we'll see him again state-side is uncertain; Stephon Marbury, for instance, has earned multiple Finals MVP awards in the Chinese Basketball Association since leaving the NBA, rejuvenating a career which might otherwise have ended with a thud.
Mar 23 - 2:02 AM

Andray Blatche will reportedly sign a three-year contract to remain in China.

It is said be the largest deal in CBA history, so it's safe to say that we probably won't see Blatche in the NBA anytime soon. The Heat and Nets were the two most likely destinations for Blatche, but the Heat signed Michael Beasley and the Nets acquired Thaddeus Young. Blatche can be dropped across the board.
Mar 21 - 9:34 AM

With news that Chris Bosh (pulmonary embolus) is likely to miss the remainder of the season, the Heat are reportedly considering adding UFA Andray Blatche.

Michael Beasley, Rashard Lewis, and Blatche are all possible candidates to be brought in to help fill the void, but Blatche would likely be able to offer the most value from a fantasy perspective. Blatche did average 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds with the Nets last season, so he is capable of sustaining low-end value in deep leagues, but it needs to be said that nothing is imminent at this point in time.
Feb 20 - 1:28 PM

Updating a previous report, Andray Blatche is strongly considering signing another lucrative deal in the Chinese Basketball Association despite interest from the Nets, Heat and Grizzlies.

He averaged 31.1 points, 14.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists for Xinjiang in China this season, but owners in fantasy leagues should avoid overreacting to those stats. Blatche would likely have a limited role on almost any NBA team, so it's safe to leave him on the wire in most leagues. We will pass along any additional updates as necessary.
Source: Real GM
Feb 14 - 11:34 AM

Nets General Manger Billy King said on Friday that a decision will be made regarding Andray Blatche in the near future.

The Nets currently have an open roster spot and could certainly use his scoring punch off the bench, but the Grizzlies and Heat are also said to be interested. The Nets hold his Early Bird Rights which will allow them to pay Blatche more than any other team, so they should still be considered the favorite to land him. We will let you know if anything else develops, but for now it's safe to leave Blatche on the wire in almost all leagues
Source: NetsDaily
Feb 14 - 10:56 AM

Andray Blatche has drawn the interest of several playoff contenders in the NBA.

After averaging 31.1 points and 14.6 rebounds per game in his first season in China, Blatche has reportedly drawn interest from the Brooklyn Nets among other teams. Blatche is free to sign with any NBA team once the CBA season ends, but CBA number tend to be highly inflated so owners can feel free to leave Blatche on the wire if he does indeed return to the NBA.
Feb 3 - 9:37 AM

The Nets are "interested in a potential reunion" with Andray Blatche, sources told ESPN New York.

That's a fancy way of saying "we'll see if it works out on our terms." There is nothing imminent, and Blatche is also drawing some interest from the Grizzlies. "Drawing interest" very rarely means much, so we'll have to see some more smoke here before calling it anything close to a fire.
Feb 2 - 12:31 PM

Andray Blatche is currently averaging 30.4 ppg and 14.9 rpg with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese League.

Blatche is set to be a free agent after the CBA season ends in February and has recently said he would go back the Brooklyn Nets if given the opportunity. CBA numbers are notoriously inflated, so fantasy owners would be wise to ignore those gaudy totals if Blatche returns to the NBA as he won't have much fantasy value as a bench player.
Jan 15 - 9:48 AM

Andray Blatche said on Friday that if given an opportunity, he would go to Brooklyn.

Blatche has a Nets background on his Twitter page and this shouldn't be a surprise to hear he's still interested. What led us to this news was Blatche going off in the Chinese league (CBA) with a 43-point, 29-board game on Sunday. The regular season in the CBA ends on Feb. 1, so Blatche could conceivably join an NBA team at some point after the All-Star Game. There's no need to stash him in fantasy leagues almost anywhere, of course.
Jan 11 - 1:47 PM

After losing out on Josh Smith, the Heat have reportedly set their sights on Andray Blatche.

Blatche is with his Chinese team through February so it's hard to say where this will go, and whether or not it has anything to do with Chris Bosh's calf injury. The Heat need big men right now so perhaps they know something we don't know with regards to Blatche's availability.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 01:07:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 09:36:00 AM

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.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:53:00 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.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 03:16:00 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.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 09:47:00 AM

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