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The Nets want to re-sign Blatche, and he has been seen working out at their practice facility on a regular basis throughout the offseason.
Both the Clippers and Warriors can offer Blatche more money than the Nets can.
Still, Blatche has been working out at Brooklyn's East Rutherford, N.J. practice facility throughout the offseason, and the Nets want to re-sign him.
Because they are well over the salary cap and don't have his Bird Rights, the Nets can only offer Blatche all or part of the taxpayer "mini" mid-level exception, or 120 percent of the veteran's minimum. But the Nets are expected to use their mid-level exception to sign someone else, possibly sharpshooter Kyle Korver, according to a source.
The Nets have also been looking at bringing over European prospect Bojan Bogdanovic with their MLE.
Blatche is still due $16 million over the next two seasons from the Washington Wizards, who amnestied him before he signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Nets.
If he does re-sign with the Nets, Blatche would see plenty of minutes behind veteran Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez, who is expected to resume basketball activity in August after undergoing his third foot surgery recently.
Information from ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard was used in this report.
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