Report: Andray Blatche to meet with Raptors in Las Vegas
Toronto will reportedly meet with free agent big man Andray Blatche.
The Toronto Raptors will meet with free agent big man Andray Blatche in Las Vegas on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. The Brooklyn Nets appear not to be interested in having Blatche return.
The big man averaged 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season in Brooklyn, solid production for a backup in the frontcourt. It's hard to see how he fits in Toronto, however, with Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson entrenched as starters and Patrick Patterson and Tyler Hansbrough coming off the bench. Blatche can't space the floor or defend as well as Patterson, and he cannot rebound or draw fouls as well as Hansbrough. It is unclear what kind of salary or role he expects on his next team, but presumably neither would be large with the Raptors.
There's also the chemistry issue. Blatche was essentially suspended by the Nets in December, "out of concerns over his conditioning and preparedness," according to Grantland's Zach Lowe, so this would be a bit of a gamble. He's talented, though, and if it's not Toronto, some team might be able to get him on a favorable deal.
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