CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by Washington in the second round (49th overall pick) in the 2005 NBA Draft… Re-signed as a restricted free agent by Washington (8/17/07)… Signed to a multi-year contract extension by Washington (9/24/10)… Waived by Washington (7/17/12)… Signed as a free agent by the Brooklyn Nets (9/12/12).
2012-13: In 82 games, averaged 10.3 points on .512 shooting from the field and 5.1 rebounds per game… As a starter (eight games) averaged 17.6 points and 8.9 rebounds… Ranked 13th in the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating (21.9) and tied for 13th in Offensive Rebounding Percentage (12.2)… Only Net to appear in all 82 games this season, tying for the league lead… Recorded seven double-doubles, scored 20-plus points six times and scored in double-digits 42 times… Led the team in points five times (two ties), rebounds five times, steals 20 times (12 ties) and blocks 17 times (14 ties)…Led the bench in scoring 36 times (two ties)… Recorded his seventh double-double of the season vs. WAS 4/15 with 20 points and a team-high 12 rebounds, which was the sixth time this season he scored 20-plus points in a game… Recorded 20 points and 12 rebounds vs. WAS 4/15… Recorded 16 points with five rebounds, three blocks and two steals at DEN 3/29… Scored 18 points on 9-for-15 shooting, grabbed five rebounds vs. NOH 3/12… Scored 20 points with seven rebounds at PHI 1/8… Recorded his 5th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. SAC 1/5… Scored a season-high 23 points on 9-13 shooting 12/11 vs. NYK… Scored 22 points and had a season-high 15 rebounds vs. GSW 12/7… Scored a team-high 20 points with eight rebounds at MIA 12/1… Led the team with 22 points, while grabbing two rebounds in 19 minutes of play at SAC 11/18.
PRO CAREER: In 491 career NBA games (184 starts), with Brooklyn (2012-13) and Washington (2005-2012), Blatche has averaged 9.9 points. 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 22.1 minutes per game, and has recorded 61 career double-doubles… 2011-12: Scored a season-high 28 points at Boston on 1/2/12… Recorded four double-doubles... 2010-11: Scored 20+ points in 25 contests and had 17 double-doubles… Became the first player in franchise history to record at least 26 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and two blocks in a game vs. Detroit on 4/5/11… Scored a career-high tying 36 points and grabbed a career-high tying 19 rebounds (franchise record 16 offensive rebounds) vs. Cleveland on 4/1/11… His 16 offensive rebounds marked an NBA season-high, and the highest total in the NBA since ’97-’98… 2009-10: Scored 20+ points 24 times, and notched 16 double-doubles… Recorded five games with 30+ points and 10+ rebounds, all after the All-Star break… Finished the season with a team-high 1,143 points and 509 rebounds… Had team-highs with 81 games played, 2,256 minutes played, 478 field goals made, 999 field goals attempted, 85 steals and 234 free throw attempts… Had 20 points, a career-high 13 assists and nine rebounds vs. NJN on 4/4/10… Scored a career-high 36 points on 17-of-31 from the field and grabbed 15 rebounds at New Jersey on 2/28/10, to become the first player in the NBA in 2009-10 to have a game with at least 36 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks… 2008-09: Recorded seven double-doubles… 2007-08: Recorded nine double-doubles… 2006-07: Recorded his first career double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) at Philadelphia on 2/14/07... Made first career start vs. Portland on 2/11/07... 2005-06: Scored five points and had two assists in NBA debut vs. Seattle on 11/11/05… In six games with the Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA’s D-League, averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
CAREER PLAYOFFS: In eight career postseason games (all with Washington), has averaged 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game… 2008 NBA Playoffs: In six games, averaged 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game… 2007 NBA Playoffs: In two games, averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game.
PERSONAL: Son of Angela Oliver… Did not play organized basketball until high school… Spent four years at Henninger High School in Syracuse, NY, before transferring to South Kent Prep (CT) for a fifth season… Averaged 27.5 points, 16.0 rebounds, and 6.0 blocks during his fifth-year campaign and guided South Kent to a 32-9 record… Earned co-MVP honors at the 2005 Jordan Classic… Visited Jamaica on a goodwill mission in July 2011 and contributed $50,000 to the renovation of the athletic facilities at Kingston College, and donated gear including shirts, sneakers and basketballs at basketball camps in Kingston and Negril… Martin is his favorite television show and Martin Lawrence is also the star of his favorite movie, Life… Hosted 75 children for ‘Fit Camp’ at Joseph Miccio Community Center in Brooklyn featuring Boot Camp, Step Aerobics, and Capoeira as part of Brooklyn Nets Assist… Attended a community Halloween party at Brooklyn Children’s Museum with 60 children from Children of Promise Organization… Participated in Random Acts of Kindness at Brooklyn McDonald’s handing out coupons and assisting with the drive thru…Twitter handle is @drayblatche.