Mar 3, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche (7) is defended by Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Antawn Jamison (4) during the second half at the Verizon Center. The Wizards defeated the Cavaliers 101 - 98. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE
Andray Blatche said all the right things about the Nets Wednesday in an interview with HoopsWorld, telling Bill Ingram, "Hopefully, in another couple of days, I'll be back on an NBA roster." Howard Beck, who broke the story of the Nets interest, tweets Blatche will join the Nets on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract. Blatche confirmed that he worked out with Avery Johnson Saturday and praised the Nets, alternately using "they" and "we." He said he was pleased with his workout in front of Johnson.
It went well, went well. Just me and the coach worked out. I felt i did great.
Nets have a pretty strong chance and also a great coach. Deron Williams to me is one of the best point guards if not the best point guard in the league and we have Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace, Lopez and Brook, I mean, Humphries. They have players who have proven themselves in the league. So they have a great team.
However, early Thursday, the Washington Post reported that nothing is "finalized," quoting a source close to Blatche. It's possible, Michael Lee reported, that Blatche could still sign with the Heat.
Blatche, amnestied by the Wizards in July, credited in the video with getting him in shape and helping his game. He added, "I'm still going to work out with John until I'm on a team with somebody and I'd like to get my body in better shape. I'm continuing to tune my game."
Still, Marc Stein reported, "The Brooklyn Nets are on course to sign power forward Andray Blatche by week's end, according to sources close to the process ... Two sources close to the process told ESPN.com that Blatche is on course to sign with Brooklyn this week." Marc J. Spears reports "Blatche has agreed in principle to a 1-year contract paying the minimum" adding,"Blatche is expected to sign the deal with Brooklyn early next week and will be used at the power forward and center positions."
- Andray Blatche: "John Lucas is key to me signing with another team" (Video) - Bill Ingram - HoopsWorld
- Nets close to signing Andray Blatche - Marc Stein - ESPN
- Brooklyn Nets reach deal with Andray Blatche - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Andray Blatche to Brooklyn? - Michael C. Lee - Washington Post
Report: Andray Blatche agrees to terms with Nets - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports
Andray Blatche Hoping To Sign Soon - Luke Adams - Hoops Rumors