One of the first questions regarding Andray Blatche in the wake of him being questioned regarding a sexual assault in his hotel suite Tuesday morning was whether or not the Brooklyn Nets would make his non-guaranteed contract a guaranteed contract before Thursday’s deadline.
After all, even if he wasn’t involved Blatche came over with a poor reputation to the point where he had a tough time finding a job before catching on with the Nets last offseason. He’s been a much better fit in Brooklyn than he was Washington, but this is far from the first unsavory incident he’s been involved in. Do the Nets really want to keep such a troubled player around?
It turns out that it doesn’t matter as the Nets made his contract official on Monday before the incident, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.
It turns out that while the deadline to extend players on non-guaranteed contract is Thursday, they need to clear waivers first which is why the Nets locked him up early. Good timing for him, I guess. I’m glad to see him sticking around anyway, he’s been an indispensable player to this team this year contributing much more than expected.