Andray Blatche on Nets Trading Block?

Andray Blatche

Jan 23, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche (0) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Nets defeated the Timberwolves 91-83. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

In an article footnote, Sam Amico reports that the Nets are trying to trade backup center Andray Blatche, just a few weeks after guaranteeing his contract for the rest of the season. He lists the Portland Trail Blazers as a potential destination for Blatche.

Brooklyn has placed forward Andray Blatche on the market, according to multiple sources. The Nets are looking for a draft pick in return. Portland, looking for ways to shore up its bench, might have an interest.

Blatche’s production has become more inconsistent for the Nets the past couple weeks, ever since Brooklyn’s home and home series with the Atlanta Hawks. Additionally, he got involved in a sexual assault case the night after his contract was guaranteed for the rest of this season. He has also looked somewhat overweight and out of shape recently.

However, Blatche may be able to get his focus back. He had a clutch performance against the Chicago Bulls on Friday and scored a big and-one bucket with a minute left in the game. He was ineffective against the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks in late January though.

Topics: Andray Blatche, Brooklyn Nets

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  • Jonah

    Luckily, this rumor seems like it is untrue. It would be unwise for the Nets to trade Blatche for a future draft pick. He has been their best bench player this year and loves playing in Brooklyn. He clearly would prefer to re-sign with the Nets next year maybe for a discount, so they should not trade him.

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