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Andray Blatche blasts the Wizards, says it’s good to be with a winning organization

The seven seasons Andray Blatche spent with the Washington Wizards were erratic, to say the least. The power forward was always seen as having a ton of potential, but he never fulfilled it for various reasons that included being out of shape and getting into trouble off the court. Now with the Brooklyn Nets, Blatche seems overjoyed to be out of the nation’s capital.

According to NBA.com’s John Schuhmann, Andray rhetorically asked reporters if anyone has seen how the Wizards are doing before the Nets game against the Knicks on Monday night. The Wizards were 0-11 at the time and are 0-12 after a loss on Monday. 

Blatche also joined 106.7 The Fan’s Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on Tuesday morning to discuss the recent shots he took at his former team

“I’m not going to blame it all on injuries, I could have done more,” Blatche told Kushner and Rouhier. “I’m talking more about the booing and the ignorance of the fans and media who didn’t have my back.”

Blatche, who once said he would die for his Wizards teammates, blamed the Wizards front office for ruining his reputation and planting information about him in the media.

“For them to say, ‘He’s a bad teammate. He’s a cancer in the locker room.’ All that was a bunch of lies,” he said. “That’s what really made me mad. When they said all those rumors and put them in the media, that’s what angered me. Who else would say that? None of my teammates would say that. (The media) can ask every last one of my teammates here, and I guarantee you what they say is completely different than what everyone else says.”

The Nets are off to a hot start at 9-4, and Blatche took to Twitter on Monday night to talk about how it “feels good to be part of a winning organization.” Brooklyn may be doing a lot of winning thus far in 2012, but I don’t think I would call them a winning organization. Blatche also told 106.7 The Fan that he is trying to move on from Washington but reporters always ask him about it. Based on some of the comments he made and the tweets he sent, it doesn’t seem like the big man is in any rush to stop dogging on his former team.

H/T Bullets Forever and Ball Don’t Lie

Andray Blatche runs out of gas on the highway and live Tweets the whole thing

In the 21st century most people have the luxury of having something called a “fuel light” in their car. In case the needle on your gas gauge isn’t enough to let you know when you need to start thinking about fueling up, the fuel light is there for added guidance. It would appear that Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche either doesn’t have a fuel light or doesn’t pay attention to it.

On Saturday, Blatche rattled off an entertaining series of Tweets as he was running out of gas. He also included the photo of his gas gauge which you see above.

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Gilbert Arenas once put dog poop in Andray Blatche’s sneaker

Now that Gilbert Arenas is a third-string guard who plays for the Grizzlies, he’s probably not having as much fun as he used to. He was already heading downhill in Washington before the gun incident, but that became the final straw for his career with the Wizards. However, when Arenas was one of the highest-paid players in the NBA, he was known as a prankster. That could be why Andray Blatche once falsely accused him of cutting up his suit.

In an interview with the USA Today, Arenas told a story about Blatche once throwing all of his clothes in the jacuzzi because he thought Gilbert cut up his suit. Arenas insists he was not the culprit, but he was forced to get back at Blatche for throwing his clothes in the hot tub. He decided to take aim at Blatche’s sneakers

“It was just dog doo-doo in it,” Arenas recalled. “It was really dog doo-doo. … I took his sole out, threw it under there, put the sole back on and threw the baby powder on there so he couldn’t smell it.”

Advantage: Arenas. Based on the way he went about the prank, this sounds like a man who has pulled the dog s*** in the sneaker prank before. Under the sole and baby powder to mask the smell? That kind of expertise doesn’t just come to you one morning when you wake up. Either Gilbert did a lot of Google research ahead of time, or Andre wasn’t the first person to feel the squish at the hands of Agent Zero.

Photo credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

Andray Blatche Wants the Ball in the Paint More…After One Game

Typically it takes an NBA player at least a couple weeks of poor results to start complaining about his role in the offense.  For Andray Blatche, all it takes is one game.  Blatche is committed to being a leader for the Wizards this season and even went as far as to say he was willing to die for his teammates.  After hearing his comments following Monday night’s opening game loss to the Nets, we’re starting to feel as though Blatche needs to relax a little.

“You can’t keep having me pick and pop and shooting jumpshots,” Blatche said according to the Washington Post. “Gimme the ball in the paint. That’s where I’m most effective at. I’ve been saying that since training camp. I need the ball in the paint. I don’t want to be the pick-and-pop guy I used to be because it’s not working for me.

“I’m not saying the offense has to run through me, but I prefer to be in the paint.”

It’s possible that Blatche was extremely frustrated after the NBA’s most hated player outperformed him with 21 points and 16 rebounds.  That being said, we’re talking about one game.  Literally, a single game.  For the Wizards’ sake, I hope they spend a little time during practice sorting out what everyone’s role is.  If Blatche is already frustrated enough to speak out after a single game, it could end up being a long season.  As for Blatche wanting to become a leader for the Wizards this season, blasting the offensive game plan 48 minutes into the season isn’t the best way to go.

Andray Blatche Says He is ‘Willing to Die’ for His Wizards Teammates

The NBA season is still two days away from tipping off, but we already know the player who is most committed to his team this season. Expectations are high in New York, but it’s not Amar’e Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony. LeBron James desperately needs to win his first NBA championship, but it’s not him, either. Derrick Rose signed a fresh contract and is always willing to put the Bulls on his back, but even he has nothing on Wizards forward Andray Blatche.

“I told my teammates I’m going to give you 100 percent out of me every game,” Blatche said earlier this week according to the Washington Post. “I’m willing to die for this.”

Kevin Garnett can talk all the trash he wants to Andre, but he won’t match that type of intensity — at least on paper.  Blatche was one of the Wizards’ better players last season, as he averaged more than 16 points and eight rebounds per game.  Aside from that and the play of John Wall, the Wizards were one of the league’s worst teams.  They finished with a brutal 23-59 record and will be looking to vastly improve this season.

Blatche was being a little dramatic, but I’d rather hear a player say something like that than have a selfish attitude and be concerned with nothing but money.  Maybe after making a comment like that they could at least spell his name right on his jersey this year.

Video: Jordan Crawford Goes Between the Legs to Andray Blatche

With the way things have been going for him, it’s important for someone to make Andray Blatche feel special these days. After all, it has to hurt when your own team misspells your last name on your jersey in the middle of the season.  That’s why Blatche has teammates like Jordan Crawford who can do special things with the basketball.  Check out this video of Jordan Crawford going between the legs to Andray Blatche:

That’s what you call a complete basketball play.  The block, the spin move, the break, and the no-look, between-the-legs dish.  It can’t get much better than that.

Wizards Misspell Andray Blatche’s Last Name on Jersey

A metaphor for the Wizards’ season:

Yup, that’s supposed to be Andray Blatche, not Andray Baltche. That’s a pretty tough one to screw up so obviously someone wasn’t paying attention. I suppose it was fitting considering Blatche went 6-for-16 from the field in a 23-point loss to the 76ers.

What’s surprising is that this sort of thing happens much more than you would figure. It happened to Danny Jennings of West Virginia and Kevin Williams of the Vikings recently. Check out pics of their jerseys.

Pic via DC Pro Ball