Last week Jason Kidd told the media that Andray Blatche would miss four games for the Nets due to "personal reasons." We were given no information beyond that. So, here we are "four games later" and the Nets have announced that Blatche will return to the lineup for the Nets and play tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Blatche is present for shootaround. Nets say he'll play.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 4, 2014
P.R. says Blatche will play #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) January 4, 2014
The Nets have gone 2-2 without Blatche, including a road win on Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Blatche is averaging 11.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 23 minutes per game.
Blatche says "wouldn't be personal (reasons) if I told you." Said he's happy to be back with his "second family."— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 4, 2014
It's still unknown what the "personal reasons" were for Blatche's absence. There is no indication that he will have any restrictions tonight.
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