PJ Carlesimo Says Andray Blatche is Out of Shape

The Brooklyn Nets, led in part by Andray Blatche’s 20 points and 12 rebounds, won an otherwise meaningless game against the Washington Wizards last night. Still, Nets head coach PJ Carlesimo called out the big fella for a lack of conditioning. Per the NY Daily News: “Dray was the only one I felt bad about (playing a lot of minutes). And frankly, he needs conditioning,’ Carlesimo said. ‘So I thought it was okay. He needs some conditioning and he obviously wants to play against (the Wizards) because he played there. … We thought Dray was going good and the conditioning is good for him.’ This is less of an issue considering Blatche won’t play so much in the playoffs. But the 26-year-old admitted he wasn’t ready for the heavy minutes he got because most of the starters rested Monday. ‘It’s surprising when you play 37 minutes compared to playing 12,’ he said. ‘It did catch me off guard. When you play 12 minutes, and then you go out there for 37 minutes, it caught me a little bit.'”