Andray Blatche was out of the NBA during the 2012 offseason after the Washington Wizards used the amnesty provision to jettison the final three years and $21 million remaining on his contract.
In September 2012, Blatche signed with the newly minted Brooklyn Nets and wound up playing well as a backup big man.
He provided some scoring punch off the bench in his two seasons, starting 15 games along the way and averaging 10.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 steals n 20.5 minutes per game, shooting .494/.237/.742.
His minutes shrank in the playoffs, as in 19 postseason games he put up 7.8 points and 4.9 boards in 16.3 minutes a night on .474/0-for-2/.830 shooting.
Blatche did have some conflicts with head coach Jason Kidd during the 2013-14 season, sitting four games in December of that season as part of a de facto suspension, per Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York.
He opted out of his contract to become a free agent and didn’t get an offer to his liking, spending the last four seasons with Xinjiang Guanghui in the Chinese Basketball Association, while also playing in his adopted home country of the Philippines.