Andray 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.
Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.
— ASM SPORTS (@ASM_SPORTS) September 20, 2014
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.