Andray Blatche's contract with Nets not finalized, Heat reportedly make competing offer

Thursday September 6th, 2012

Andray Blatche could end up with the Heat instead of the Nets. (Glenn James/Getty Images)

Free agent forward Andray Blatche was going to sign with the Brooklyn Nets as of Wednesday but the deal has not been finalized and the former Washington Wizard reportedly has a competing offer from the Miami Heat that is still being considered, according to a report early Thursday morning from Michael Lee of The Washington Post:

[A]ccording to two sources close to Blatche, the 6-foot-11 forward has yet to make a decision and is also considering an offer from the Miami Heat. One person close to Blatche said, “Nothing is finalized.”

Blatche had said on Sept. 1 while working out in Houston for Nets coach Avery Johnson that he hopes to be on an NBA roster in the next couple of days. It's worth noting that when Blatche recently spoke of the prospect of playing with the Nets, he said "we" when talking about who the team has on the roster:

"Deron Williams to me is one of the best point guards if not the best point guard in the league and we have Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace, Lopez and Humphries."
Blatche was amnestied by the Wizards this offseason after a disappointing season in which he averaged 8.5 points on a career-low 38-percent shooting in only 26 appearances. While Blatche's potential signing with Brooklyn would boost the Nets' frontcourt depth, going to the Heat would most likely give the 26-year-old his best shot at winning a title in the near future.

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