While Blatche has shown stretches of the talent that made him a second round draft pick out of high school, he’s often chastised for his lack of hustle, desire and motivation. It’s never been a question if Blatche had the talent, it was just if he cared to harness it.
Hoping for a new outlook, Blatche signed with the Brooklyn Nets last season and looked quite impressive playing for the injured Brook Lopez. Now with Lopez healthy, Blatche will likely find himself back on the bench, likely next to teammate Mirza Teletovic who he reportedly got into a scuffle with during practice:
Brooklyn Nets big men Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic got into a scuffle during Sunday’s practice and had to be separated.
No punches were thrown, and the team quickly resumed drills.
“It’s great. That’s competition. That’s what it’s all about,” Nets coach Jason Kidd said. “This team is put together to compete at a high level, and you saw that. There’s nothing wrong with competition. Tempers might flare, but it’s all out of respect, because we’re all working hard, and as a coaching staff and as players, that’s what you need.”
Thankfully things didn’t get out of hand.