Wizards Re-Sign Forward Andray Blatche
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has re-signed forward Andray Blatche. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Blatche (6-11, 248) averaged 3.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in 56 games last season. In 13 games started, he posted 6.9 points (on 50% shooting from the field), 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game. He also scored in double figures six times and had three games with 10 or more rebounds.
“We are encouraged with Andray’s development and we feel he has a very good upside,” Grunfeld said. “He stepped into the starting lineup on a number of occasions last season and did a solid job in filling in for the injured Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison. He is a young and promising talent who has shown that he can be a solid contributor to our team.”
Entering his third NBA season with the Wizards, Blatche has averaged 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 85 career games (13 starts).
Blatche originally joined the Wizards as a second round draft pick (49th overall) in the 2005 NBA Draft out of South Kent Prep (CT).