Washington Wizards to Waive Andray Blatche

by July 17, 2012

The move was certainly not unexpected, but still, it remains a cause of celebration for Washingotn Wizards fans. The Andray Blatche Era has come to an end in DC, reports the WaPo: “In a move that will solidify the Wizards’ desires to separate from an embarrassing period in franchise history, the team has decided to designate Andray Blatche as its amnesty player, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. The Wizards had until Tuesday to make the decision and an official announcement is expected to come later in the day. The Wizards will give Blatche the $23 million remaining on his contract to go away, ending a seven-year relationship that began when they drafted him 49th overall in 2005. […] Blatche becomes the sixth player to get waived this month under the amnesty provision, which allows teams to cut a player and have their salary removed from the books. He will receive his money over the same three-year period, but he will stand the chance to earn more money if he clears waivers in the next 48 hours.”