Andray Blatche Receiving Interest From Heat, Spurs
Old 08-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Heat and Spurs are amongst the team interested in signing Andray Blatche.

Blatche was waived by the Wizards in July using their amnesty clause.



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Headcase, probably but Blatche was better every year till last year. What an anomaly consider what he had been doing and the growth he had shown. Wonder which contender will scoop him.

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Old 08-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blatche is one of the most talented bigmen in the NBA. But hes just too immature and stupid to realize and fulfill his potential. It may not even be worth the risk, though if the Spurs do get him and he actually plays well, they could beat the Thunder this time
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What if he goes to the Heat? Could be like a Rodman situation where Jordan kept him in check, in this case it would be Wade and LBJ. Heat might be more enticing to Blatche than the Spurs.
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This guy isn't as talented as some think. he's an underachiever and a sulker, and while he has some level of skill, it's nowhere near elite. He'll never be an all-star in any situation. Book it.

Miami could still use him, they desperately need a front court player to complement Wade, Allen and Lebron.
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This guy isn't as talented as some think. he's an underachiever and a sulker, and while he has some level of skill, it's nowhere near elite. He'll never be an all-star in any situation. Book it.

Miami could still use him, they desperately need a front court player to complement Wade, Allen and Lebron.
Totally agree about Miami however to me he's definitely an above average talented big man. 2 years ago he seemed to have grown to the point he would become an allstar. Excellent growth and numbers every year. Something definitely happened last year, to me a player that produces half of what he can do at such a young age tells me more happened behind the scenes that we as fans aren't privy too. maybe he pulled a Vince and quit on his team so he would get moved or waived - seemed like it to me and just another example of his immaturity. Maybe getting shot while being car jacked messed his head - or the hookers lmao. He would do well in South Beach - certainly wouldn't quit with the like of Wade/LBJ there.

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This guy isn't as talented as some think. he's an underachiever and a sulker, and while he has some level of skill, it's nowhere near elite. He'll never be an all-star in any situation. Book it.

Miami could still use him, they desperately need a front court player to complement Wade, Allen and Lebron.
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Blatche only has three downsides. He is lazy, selfish, and has a bad attitude. Not sure why the Spurs are interested. They need a athletic defensive 4. Offensively they have enough weapons to contend with anyone in the league.
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Not sure why that's funny unless its a deliberate slight to Bosh. I agree with Carp though, the Heat could definitely use depth up front especially a center.
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Blatche only has three downsides. He is lazy, selfish, and has a bad attitude. Not sure why the Spurs are interested. They need a athletic defensive 4. Offensively they have enough weapons to contend with anyone in the league.
He is an athletic 4 that has the capability to play defense - back in his 3 year he had 1.4 bpg playing with Haywood at the 5.
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Not sure why that's funny unless its a deliberate slight to Bosh. I agree with Carp though, the Heat could definitely use depth up front especially a center.
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Not sure why that's funny unless its a deliberate slight to Bosh. I agree with Carp though, the Heat could definitely use depth up front especially a center.
Riles said they don't need a center (unless there's an injury).
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Riles said they don't need a center (unless there's an injury).
He did say that but the rest of what he said was they would keep looking....

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"We definitely are going to continue to look for somebody in that spot, but unless there's an injury, we really don't need a center," Riley said. "We signed Chris (Bosh), basically, in my mind, fully in my mind, not in the back of my mind, he was probably going to be our center in critical situations.”

Joel Anthony and Dexter Pittman are the only true center options currently signed for next season.

"When you're playing at the highest, you're going to be playing with Chris Bosh and LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and Shane Battier, Mario Chalmers, Mike Miller, whoever it is. That's going to be your team," Riley said of lineups that lack true centers. "And we have proven that with LeBron playing at the four spot, so to speak, that we're so much better as a basketball team than we are with a conventional center and power forward. Now, we will continue to try to find players that can fit in with this team, but they don't have to be center centers."



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Blatche only has three downsides. He is lazy, selfish, and has a bad attitude. Not sure why the Spurs are interested. They need a athletic defensive 4. Offensively they have enough weapons to contend with anyone in the league.
Wrapped into the "lazy" is a reported bad work ethic, which is the kiss of death for many a talented player. I think the only way his career is saved is a Popovic-esque mentor figure to kick some sense into him. He's still young enough that a short leash and a respect-commanding leader could turn his career around.

Otherwise, his career will go downhill fast and he could be someone like perennial underachiever Boris Diaw, who has an amazing skillset but settles to be just good or OK at several things.
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He is an athletic 4 that has the capability to play defense - back in his 3 year he had 1.4 bpg playing with Haywood at the 5.
He isn't very athletic compared to today's standards. He may have averaged 1.4bpg in his 3rd year but the odds of him averaging any where near that are slim.
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This guy isn't as talented as some think. he's an underachiever and a sulker, and while he has some level of skill, it's nowhere near elite. He'll never be an all-star in any situation. Book it.

Miami could still use him, they desperately need a front court player to complement Wade, Allen and Lebron.
True enough, Miami is ridiculously in need of help or thy won't ever contend for a....er.... hold on....
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This guy isn't as talented as some think. he's an underachiever and a sulker, and while he has some level of skill, it's nowhere near elite. He'll never be an all-star in any situation. Book it.

Miami could still use him, they desperately need a front court player to complement Wade, Allen and Lebron.
Even if they do run into the Lakers during the finals I don't think Blatche will be able to do anything to slow down LA's big men.
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True enough, Miami is ridiculously in need of help or thy won't ever contend for a....er.... hold on....
The refs won't make it so easy for them the second time around.... at least I hope not. That was like watching SJ play against 5th grade girls and still complaining about getting fouled.
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