NBA Free Agency: Golden State Warriors Interested in Andray Blatche

Jan 08, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche (0) looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Nets defeated the Sixers 109-89. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are showing interest in free agent forward Andray Blatche, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.

Blatche, an eight-year veteran in the NBA, spent last season with the Brooklyn Nets, where he averaged 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, playing in all 82 games. He ranked 14th in the league in PER (Player Efficiency Rating).

Drafted out of high school in 2005, Blatche was with the Washington Wizards for the first seven years of his career. His best season came in 2010-2011, when he averaged over 16 points and eight rebounds per game.

Blatche is an above-average mid-range shooter for a guy his size (6′ 11″), and can also put the ball on the deck. He is very nifty around the basket and knows how to finish at the rim.

However, he has had his fair share of chemistry issues and run-ins with the law. He is not the type of player who you would want in your locker room.

Just watch his valiant attempt to get a rebound to complete a triple-double:

The Warriors will probably go after Blatche if they lose Carl Landry to free agency. Landry is being courted by at least six other teams, and there is a fair chance that he will depart after opting out of his contract last week.

Topics: Andray Blatche, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, NBA Free Agency

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