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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 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

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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

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.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 09:07:00 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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 02:51:00 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.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:45:00 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.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:03:00 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
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 11:14:00 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
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:05:00 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.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 04:18:00 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.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 10:43:00 AM

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