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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 11:27 am  |  16 responses

Andray Blatche Reportedly Considering NBA D-League


Free agent big man Andray Blatche, who was amnestied by the Washington Wizards earlier this summer, is desperately looking for a job. Blatche initially garnered interest from the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, but nothing has come to fruition. In a revealing feature on Syracuse.com, the 25-year-old forward/center, who once averaged 16.8 points and 8.2 rebounds, says he’s doing everything he can to reshape his image, even if that means starting from rock bottom. “Blatche ‘has worked very, very hard,’ says Lucas, to whip his game into the kind of shape that would entice NBA teams to take a chance on him. Rumors have swirled about interest from the Miami Heat or the San Antonio Spurs. Blatche laughed when asked about them. ‘My dream destination right now would be back on the court. For real. Just to get back on the court,’ he said. ‘It’s something I love to do. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Heat or the Spurs or the D League. Whatever. As long as I’m back on the court playing ball.’ Blatche bought a condominium in Houston, where he has lived since May. Lucas instituted a regimen of yoga, weights and basketball for Blatche to trim what was once a soft 282 pounds into the firmer, trimmer 268 he weighs today. ‘I mean, I love the game. I’m a fan of the game. I love playing basketball. That’s the only thing I’ve been doing since I’ve been little. Basketball is something that is very, very important to me.’”

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  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    It’s so odd how he always says the right things but never follow through on the court. That said he’d average 30-15 in the D-League.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Ve5j7w26I Max

    yesss

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Come on San Antonio just sign this guy already

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    actually if anyone has a spot on their rec league team, hit him up

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdPcGP8-niM nbk troll

    This guy was born to play in the D-League

  • Sonny

    I don’t know, maybe he’s really turned a new leaf.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    I’m waiting for the obligatory “If this guy gets another shot in the L, why doesn’t Iverson??!” comments that are coming.

  • kyle

    he’s only saying these things cause his pay is guaranteed after being amnestied by Washington…

  • The Mauve Avenger

    M-V-P! M-V-P!

  • Iforgotmyname-again

    If this guy gets another shot in the L, why doesn’t Iverson??!

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    What a fatty. 282? Really? Geezus.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    Wait, he wasnt playin in the d league last season?? ohhhh wait, my bad, that was the wizards!

  • Mas

    After his massive contract buyout he can afford to buy a D-L franchise sponsered by McDonalds. I’m lovin’ it.

  • BigDirtyBIRDy33

    I have no remorse for talented wastes like Blatche. He made his bed, now he has to lay in it. Garbage attitudes and poor work ethics. Rot away in the local YMCA rec league for all I care.

  • Roscoe

    who?

  • theOracle

    he has the size and talent to be really good but lacked the work ethic/maturity. the economics of the new CBA is killing underachievers.
    his agent sure as heck aint considering no DLeague, he wants to get paid. although that would be good for Blatche. playing in europe might also help him mature and improve his fundamentals

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