Free agent center Andray Blatche is headed to western China. It was reported that Blatche struck a deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in a China league for 2,5 million. Andray Blatche received plenty of interest from NBA teams especially the Miami Heat but it now seems as though no one wanted Blatche on their team. Adrian Wojanrowski reported the deal:
Free agent center Andray Blatche's deal in China will pay him nearly $2.5M net, source tells Yahoo. He can rejoin the NBA in March.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 20, 2014
Blatche’s agent also gave more info:
Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.— YFSports USA (@YFsportsUSA) September 20, 2014
The Flying Tigers made the CBA finals last year and the club feels Andray is the final piece to a championship contender.— YFSports USA (@YFsportsUSA) September 20, 2014
Andray is extremely excited to be joining a 1st-class club & looks forward to building relationships throughout the Pacific Rim.— YFSports USA (@YFsportsUSA) September 20, 2014
Blatche will be able to return to the NBA in March.
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