In an emailed press release at 12:30, the Nets officially announced the re-signing of Andray Blatche.
Per team policy, the terms were not disclosed. Per Twitter, the terms are a two-year $2.8M contract (with a player option in year two).
“Andray was a vital member of our team last season,“ said King. “He provides valuable front court depth, and we look forward to his continued contribution.”
Blatche discussed loyalty quite a bit in his conference call at 1:15. He stated that his decision to re-sign here was about loyalty and sticking with the organization “who gave me a chance when no one else did.”
Blatche also remarked that he and KG buried the hatchet on their supposed rivalry. He said that during a game, KG “surprised” him and told him to keep fighting and keep his head up. “I guess we’re cool now,” said Blatche. He and Garnett haven’t spoken since the trade.
Blatche was a key contributor off the Nets bench this season, averaging 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 51.2% from the field in 19.0 minutes per game. He was also the only Net to appear in all 82 games.
For more quotes from the conference call, check out the official @TheBKGame Twitter account.