Andray Blatche signs deal to play in China


andray-blatche-netsAndray Blatche is headed to China.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, free agent center Andray Blatche has agreed to a one-year $2.5 million deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. Blatche’s agency, ASM Sports tweeted out the news on Saturday afternoon.

Blatche appeared in 73 games last year for the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Although he’s proven to be a productive offensive player, Blatche is a lousy rim protector and his decisions can make a coach cringe.

Blatche played for the Philippines in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, averaging 21.2 points and 13.8 rebounds in five games.

The nine-year veteran will have some company in China, as the Flying Tigers agreed to a deal with shot happy guard Jordan Crawford earlier this week. 

Andray Blatche averages 10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for his career.




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