Nets won’t bring back free agent Andray Blatche next season


Andray Blatche was a regular rotation player for the Nets last season, and largely played well while averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per contest over 73 regular season appearances.

But now that he’s a free agent, Brooklyn won’t pursue bringing him back next season.

From Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York:

The Brooklyn Nets will not be bringing back Andray Blatche next season.

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

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.

December was a log time ago, and Kidd, as you may have heard, is no longer the head coach.

But Blatche fit well on last year’s Nets team, so one would think this decision is more about Blatche the person than it is about his on-court performance.