Andray Blatche joins Nets
On Friday, Andray Blatche had come to an agreement that will land him with the Brooklyn Nets for the 2012 season. Blatche is set to sign the contract sometime next week.
According to the Washington Post, the deal is listed as a one-year deal, non guaranteed, and is only worth the leagues minimum, $1.1 million.
This is a huge decrease from Blatche’s previous contract with the Washington Wizards. In 2010, Blatche signed a deal that will give him $28 million over the next three years but was amnestied because of his on and off court issues.
According to Syracuse.com, Blatche had numerous run-ins with the law, a number of injuries from shoulders to his calves, and had a bad habit of overeating which caused him to be out of shape.
Being cut from the Wizards was a wake up call for Blatche. He even asked John Lucas to help him become the player he used to be.
John Lucas told positive comments to The Post Standard, “He’s shown the commitment to get in much better shape and the humility that comes with being amnestied.”
Blatche now has a chance to start over with the Nets. Blatche will be placed on the bench behind Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez.