Andray Blatche Meets With Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets may be prepared to take a flier on inconsistent big man Andray Blatche, as the club reportedly met with the seven-year NBA veteran this weekend in Houston.

Blatche's career in Washington flickered out this past season: his scoring plummeted from 16.5 points a game to 8.5, he spoke out against coaching, and eventually was benched due to poor conditioning. This offseason, the Wizards opted to amnesty the power forward/center rather than pay the $23 million left on the final three years of his contract.

But Brooklyn doesn't need Blatche to fill up the statsheet or even be a starter, as he was in Washington. It is looking for a backup to play sparingly behind Brook Lopez, and Blatche, who has proven his scoring talent in moments across his career, could be a decent fit. On the one hand, Brooklyn apparently has no desire to give the big man a guaranteed contract, offering little more than a trip to training camp and an opportunity to fight for one of two remaining roster spots. On the other, Blatche is so desperate to revive a once-promising career that he's said he's willing to go the D-League route to prove his new direction. If Blatche shows an ability to produce without the baggage he's become associated with, the Nets might find value in him.

For more on Brooklyn, head over to NetsDaily and continue to check out SB Nation New York for the latest on NYC's newest basketball team.

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