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Nice article Devin. It reads like you were actually at the game and didn't just cut and paste from the Washington Post as so many others did last season when writing about Blatche. He is an excellent basketball player, a generous and giving individual, and will prove to be an asset to the Brooklyn community.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Blatche House: Brooklyn Nets down Wiz
Wherever Andray signs, he will be starting at the PF or C position by the 20th game of the season. Guys who played against him know what a talent he is. Pop seems like the kind of coach who will play whoever he believes will prove to be best...and Dray will be that man.
1 year, 11 months ago on Nets reportedly met with Blatche
As a DC native and ardent Andray Blatche fan, I'm hoping that he decides to sign with the Spurs.
Michael Lee can never, ever produce a supposed source. Let’s think about it: Do you really think that Blatche or his agent is sharing that kind of info with a Washington Post writer? Would you think that the Spurs are going to share their intent with a Washington DC paper and not the San Antonio Express? Would Miami bypass the Herald in favor of the Washington Post. You are best served to ignore anything coming from Lee and base your opinions on facts.
2 years ago on Blatche, Spurs rumors not totally serious at the moment | August
Anyone who thinks that Blatche is a problem player simply doesn't know the guy and has been drinking the kool-aide handed out by the Washington press corp that treats every situation as political...having a good guy and a bad guy. The annointing of John Wall as the Wizards face-of-the-franchise by a rookie owner set the good-guy, bad-guy press stage for Wall and Blatche. He who has the gold makes the rules, so Leonsis rolled out the red carpet for Wall and threw Blatche under the bus. Contrary to the misinformation published by writers for the comPost, Blatche is one of the most UNselfish players you could ever have on a team. When the Wizards traded Jamison and Blatche got some serious playing time he produced some serious numbers. He will be 26 years old when the season begins. Whichever team signs him will have someone who can provide the missing piece that could produce a dynasty.
2 years ago on Report: Spurs interested in Andray Blatche | August
So you read Michael Lee's column and believed him when he claimed that the Wizards tried to trade Blatche last year and had no takers. Would I believe that there might have been trade talks involving Blatche last year? Sure. There are trade talks involving just about every player just about every month. That's what general managers do for a living. But do I believe that the Wizards were trying to dump Blatche and there just were no teams interested? Absolutely not. Why would any team try to move a 6'11" power forward who was just beginning to develop into a premier player; was scoring almost 17 ppg and providing over 8 rpg; and to whom the team had just extended a multi-year contract?
Blatche became a starter for the Wizards only after Jamison was traded in the middle of the 2009-2010 season. Blatche finished that season with 14.1 ppg and 6.3 rpg. Blatche was a starter for the 2010-2011 season but only played in 64 games because of injuries. However, he improved his numbers to 16.8 ppg and 8.2 rpg. He began the 2011-12 season with an injured shoulder; subsequently injured his leg and finally tore his calf which has limited him to 17 games.
Are the Wizards trying to trade Blatche now. Yes. He requested a trade several weeks ago. Have they been able to execute a trade? No. No team wants to trade for an injured player. Will Blatche be with the Wizards for the 2012-2013 season? I certainly hope not. He deserves better.
2 years, 6 months ago on Wizards don't want Andray Blatche, neither does anyone else | February