There is no one on the entire team I hate more right now than Andray Blatche.
The dude is a CLOWN. He has less passion for basketball than Kwame Brown. When Michael Wilbon makes a claim, he knows what he's talking about...and every single article he makes reference to how Blatche would rather be at parties than playing the game of basketball.
How damn obvious is it? The dude is like 7 feet and gets FIVE REBOUNDS A GAME as a starting center. Dominic McGuire and Caron Butler OUTREBOUND HIM as starting TWOS AND THREES.
He put on like twenty pounds of fat in the offseason. He's completely out of shape and is always the last person coming down the court. Apparently, team staff have forever been trying to get him on a consistent strengthening and weight-training program but he hasn't done ****.
His weak-ass finger-rolls around the basket drive me nuts. So do his outside jumpers. You're SEVEN FEET TALL AND CAN JUMP OUT OF THE GYM. DUNK THE ****ING BALL!!!
It seems like the only thing he's improved since he got here is his free throw shooting...which is goddamn great, considering he takes TWO FREE THROWS A GAME and never takes the ball strong enough to draw any contact.
Why we made Ed Tapscott interim HC is beyond me. The man is Director of Player Development, and our development here has been ATROCIOUS. Blatche is a talented monster who is a fat lazy lard. Pecherov has gone nowhere. Young doesn't seem much different from last year, and was expected to step up on both ends. McGee and Crittenton he doesn't even play.
Blatche epitomizes what is wrong with this team though. We gave him what, a 5 year, $15 million contract based on nothing but him having loads of potential, and after getting shot, being continuously lamented by his teammates for not going all-out, this is how he rewards us????
If I was coach, I would tell Andray Blatche he's not playing in a game the rest of the season, and will be suspended indefinitely until he gets himself in suitable shape. That means a) being able to run up and down the floor, b) bulking up and not getting thrown out of the way by every player in the league, and c) developing some mental toughness, enough to learn how to take a charge, DUNK THE ****ING BALL, and not whine and sulk about coming out of games.
THIS IS YOUR JOB. If I got paid $3 million plus a year to be a basketball player, I would not do anything else. Like Gilbert, I would live in the gym, do absolutely everything I can to get better, and not be satisfied until I win.
I think some of the guys on our team are like that. Caron and Twan for sure. Songaila is a professional. Andray Blatche seems perfectly fine with being Darius Songaila for his career though, a possible 9th man on a playoff team, when IF THE MAN PUT SOME EFFORT IN, HE COULD BE A DAMN KEVIN GARNETT.
It's time to get hard on Blatche and kick this loser off the team until he shows some more commitment than Kwame Brown. His conditioning is atrocious; I feel like I'm in better shape than him, and getting 5 rebounds a game in your 4th year as a starting center is just putrid..it reflects a lack of preparation, which leads to failure, as well as a lack of any heart or desire out on the court.
"IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME." Someone tell Andray Blatche if he ever wants to be worth a **** as a basketball player, he better get his ass to work. And someone teach the man he's not a 6'7 SF...his outside shot will never be consistent enough to keep him in the game there, and as much as he hates it he's a SEVEN-FOOT-CENTER. Bulk up, and learn how to rebound, dunk the ball, and not get pushed around by bigs out there.