Dec 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche (0) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Nets 121-120 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Andray Blatche to make return for Nets on Saturday


On Saturday night, the Brooklyn Nets will have another player on the court for them; this time it’s Andray Blatche. It’ll be the first time in five games that Blatche is around with the team. According to ESPN,

Blatche had missed the last four games for “personal reasons.” He declined to go into specifics as to what those reasons were.

“Now would it be personal if I tell you?” Blatche said before Saturday’s morning shootaround. “It’s personal reasons. It’s over with. The most important thing is I’m back out here playing with my team. That’s what’s most important right now. And that’s something I’ve been looking forward to since I’ve been gone.”

It has been said by head coach Jason Kidd that Blatche will not have to face any sort of minute restriction. But when Blatche wasn’t with the team for those four games, he was still practicing basketball.

“I had the trainers here working me out, making sure I wouldn’t get out of shape, making sure I’d be ready when the guys got back,” Blatche said.

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