The Brooklyn Nets are interested in a potential reunion with Andray Blatche, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets are among the teams tracking Blatche, who just became a free agent after his team in China failed to reach the Chinese Basketball Association playoffs.
The Nets have one open roster spot and, according to sources, are on a list of Blatche suitors that also includes the Memphis Grizzlies. It remains to be seen, however, whether the Miami Heat will rekindle their long-standing interest in Blatche, given the recent emergence of big man Hassan Whiteside with the Heat.
Blatche finished the season with averages of 31.1 points and 14.6 rebounds for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.
Blatche played a key reserve role for the Nets last season, averaging 11.2 points per game, but the team elected not to re-sign him over the summer. Plagued by a history of off-court mishaps, Blatche missed four games in December 2013 due to personal reasons, with Grantland’s Zach Lowe subsequently reporting that Blatche was sent away from the team due to a lack of conditioning and preparedness.
The Nets (18-28) have lost four straight and 12 of their past 14 to drop into ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings.