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Sep 21, 2014
Andray Blatche signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers on Saturday for $2.5 million.
Rotoworld Sep 21, 2014

Andray Blatche could rejoin NBA in March - Andray Blatche (F/C) Brooklyn Nets

Andray Blatche signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers on Saturday for $2.5 million.
NetsDaily Sep 21, 2014

Mason "Breakout" Plumlee

Sometimes, we think Mason Plumlee's middle name is Breakout.  It's a word that's increasingly used to describe what pundits think is going to happen this season: He will "break out." Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York and Shlomo Sprung of Sheridan Hoops both used the word to describe him in the last few days.  Mazzeo wrote about him in answering ESPN's latest burning question: "Who needs to break out?"  He answered Plumlee and noted... With Andray Blatche gone, Plumlee's rapid development becomes key. He should see plenty of minutes from Lionel Hollins, given the health of Garnett and...
Bullets Forever Sep 20, 2014
Andray Blatche is joining Jordan Crawford's team in China

Andray Blatche is joining Jordan Crawford's team in China

Two-thirds of Ted Leonsis' famous "new Big 3" will be playing together next season. China is where many NBA players are going these days because it offers more money and the ability to return to the NBA for the stretch run once the Chinese season is over. That's why former Wizard Andray Blatche has joined former Wizard Jordan Crawford on the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers. Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers. — ASM SPORTS (@ASM_SPORTS) September 20, 2014 Free agent center Andray Blatche's deal in China will pay him nearly $2.5M...

Agent: Andray Blatche to China

Former Brooklyn Nets reserve center Andray Blatche has signed a contract to play in China, his agent, Andy Miller, tweeted Saturday. Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.— ASM SPORTS (@ASM_SPORTS) September 20, 2014 Blatche, 28, averaged 11.2 points and had an 18.85 Player Efficiency Rating for the Nets last season. But the team ultimately decided not to bring him back. Blatche was an extremely talented player -- a 6-11, 260-pound big man with the unique ability to make plays off the dribble -- but he also made headlines for the...
CSN Washington Sep 20, 2014

Andray Blatche and Jordan Crawford reuniting abroad

Unable to find a suitable situation in the NBA, Andray Blatche will reportedly head overseas for the upcoming season where hell rejoin a fellow ex-Wizard.
NetsDaily Sep 20, 2014

Andray Blatche heading to western China

A Chinese website is reporting that Andray Blatche, who opted out of his contract with the Nets in July and then couldn't find another NBA team, is headed to the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, who play in western China. A league source confirms the news to NetsDaily, saying "it's a done deal."  Blatche will reportedly make $2 million --after taxes-- in China. Blatche, who has a reputation for poor conditioning and partying, was not pursued by the Nets after he hit free agency and despite a number of rumors suggesting he was being looked at the Pelicans, Heat and others, no NBA offer ever...
Rip City Project Sep 15, 2014

Robin Lopez: “I’d love to [play for the Philippines]“

On an NBA Cares typhoon relief effort trip in the Philippines with teammate Wesley Matthews, Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez stated that he would be open to playing for the Philippines. “If the whole Andray Blatche thing doesn’t work out, I’m here for [Philippines coach] Gilas [Pilipinas].” “I don’t wish any harm to come to […] Robin Lopez: “I’d love to [play for the Philippines]“ - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Hot Hot Hoops Sep 6, 2014

Is Andray Blatche headed to Miami?

Blatche was headed out of Spain and into Miami, and sources confirm that he is in fact in talks with the Heat. Blatche would be a tremendous addition, and could ultimately be a cure to the center woes. Following the FIBA World Cup, Nets Daily reported that free agent Andray Blatche was stopped at the airport and confirmed that he was in fact headed to Miami. While many might chalk his trip to Miami up as a simple trip back home (he lives in South Florida during the offseason), TJ Manotoc (one of the top Phillipian sports journalists) was the one who stopped Blatche and confirmed through...
NetsDaily Sep 6, 2014

Andray Blatche heading for Miami Heat?

On his way out of Spain, Andray Blatche told a top Filipino sports writer he was headed for Miami to negotiate a contract with the Heat. Caught @drayblatche at airport. he's still sad he couldn't bring Gilas further. he's off to Miami now to nego! pic.twitter.com/Yzu29KnNTI — TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) September 5, 2014 Later,Manotoc clarified that while Blatche lives in Miami in the off-season, his trip home had another purpose. @sriley2006 @NetsDaily they're in talks — TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) September 5, 2014 Blatche and the Heat have been circling each other for about two...
Liberty Ballers Aug 30, 2014

FIBA World Cup Recap: Saric's Croatia Knocks Off Blatche's Philippines in Overtime

In summary, Sixers fans rose at 6:30 on a Saturday morning to watch Andray Blatche. In the first game of the FIBA World Cup, Dario Saric scored 10 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and dished 4 assists in an 82-78 overtime victory for Croatia over the Philippines. The game should not have been close, but a 26 point game from naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche (?!) and some key shots from the upstart Filipinos forced the game to go five extra minutes. The timing of the game and the people in it made the game an exercise in basketball absurdity. The Croatians had about half a foot on the Filipinos...
Canis Hoopus Aug 30, 2014

FIBA World Cup Thread for Saturday, August 30th

Good morning, everyone. The FIBA World Cup began this morning. More comes will be played today. The United States opens the tournament against Finland at 2:30 PM. Off to a late start this morning. Sorry there wasn't an available, new thread to discuss the first games of the FIBA World Cup. This is the type of thing that happens when Management (EIM) leaves town. My apologies. What Already Happened. Croatia defeated the Philippines, 81-78. Andray Blatche led the offensive charge of the Philippines, which lost its first game in the World stages, with 28 points. He connected on a three pointer...
NetsDaily Aug 30, 2014
In battle of past and future Nets, Bojan Bogdanovic outduels Andray Blatche as Croatia beats Philippines in OT

In battle of past and future Nets, Bojan Bogdanovic outduels Andray Blatche as Croatia beats Philippines in OT

Bojan Bogdanovic scored six points in overtime, including two crucial free throws with 41 seconds left to help Croatia beat a resilient Philippines team led by Andray Blatche, 81-78 in the opening game of the FIBA World Cup. Bogdanovic finished with 26 points and Blatche two more in a game that that wasn't supposed to be close. Bogdanovic made all four of his free throws and was 1-of-2 in the overtime session, scoring all but four of his team's 10 points.  For the game, he was 9-of-18, 7-of-14 from two and 2-of-4 from three, hitting a variety of shots.  He also grabbed four rebounds and...
Liberty Ballers Aug 30, 2014

The You Are Insane For Being Up This Early Croatia vs. Philippines Game Thread

I admire your dedication. If you're up this early, you have either totally lost it, or are really, really hype to be watching Dario Saric live for the first time. I'm hoping it's the latter, and frankly I can't blame you. Chances to see Saric on TV will be few and far between (for at least the next two years), so cherish these games, even if it means waking up before God. Saric and Croatia take on Andray Blatche (huh?) and the Philippines national team at 6:30 AM. The game can be seen on ESPN3 for those who are stateside. The Croatian sensation has been real solid in the World Cup...

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