Andray Blatche won’t be returning to the NBA soon, and possibly ever again.
Asia-Basket reports that Blatche is set to sign a three-year deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers for an undisclosed amount, but an amount that would rank as the largest contract in Chinese Basketball Association history.
After the best two seasons of his NBA career with the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 11.2 points and 5.3 rebounds her game in his second season, Blatche didn’t get any NBA offers. There were concerns about his conditioning and off-court issues. He instead signed a one-year deal with Xinjiang for about $2.5 million.
Blatche dominated the CBA, averaging 31.1 points and 14.6 rebounds per game for the Flying Tigers. His team missed the playoffs by one game, freeing him to possibly return to the NBA, but no offers materialized.
Now, it appears Blatche will spend at least three more seasons having some fun like this:
Asia-Basket — Andray Blatche set to sign the largest contract in CBA history with Xinjiang Guanghui Basketball Club