Official: @drayblatche has signed a 1 year deal with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers.
— ASM SPORTS (@ASM_SPORTS) September 20, 2014
Blatche, 28, averaged 11.2 points and had an 18.85 Player Efficiency Rating for the Nets last season. But the team ultimately decided not to bring him back after he opted out.
Blatche was an extremely talented player -- a 6-11, 260-pound big man with the unique ability to make plays off the dribble -- but he also made headlines for the wrong reasons during his tenure in Brooklyn.
In 2012-13, Blatche was questioned and ultimately cleared as part of a sexual assault case that occurred in a Philadelphia hotel room. Last season, he was suspended indefinitely by the Nets due to a lack of conditioning and preparedness, sources told Grantland. He returned after missing four games. Team brass was also not happy with his partying lifestyle, sources said.
Recently, Blatche gained dual citizenship in the Philippines and averaged 21.2 points and 13.8 rebounds per game for the country during the FIBA World Cup in Spain.