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Bye, bye, Blatche

7/1/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Brooklyn Nets will not be bringing back Andray Blatche next season.

Andray Blatche

Andray Blatche

#0 C
Brooklyn Nets

2014 STATS

  • GM73
  • PPG11.2

  • RPG5.3

  • APG1.5

  • FG%.476

  • FT%.742

When GM Billy King was asked if he had reached out to Blatche, now an unrestricted free agent, King flatly responded, “No.”

It was expected that the Nets would move on from Blatche, who averaged 11.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting plus 5.3 rebounds last season.

In late December, Blatche missed four games due to “personal reasons.”

But in reality, Blatche was basically suspended indefinitely by coach Jason Kidd due to a lack of “conditioning and preparedness,” Grantland reported Monday.

The Nets already have plenty of depth in the frontcourt. Brook Lopez is coming back from surgery, and Kevin Garnett (assuming he doesn’t change his mind and retire), Andrei Kirilenko, Mirza Teletovic and Mason Plumlee are under contract.