Blatche to Sit Over Poor Conditioning
After watching Andray Blatche labor through the past nine games and struggle to contribute, Wizards Coach Randy Wittman announced on Tuesday that he would shut down the 6-foot-11 forward until he is in better condition. Blatche missed more than a month with a strained left calf but has averaged just 5.1 points on 37.7 percent shooting and 3.3 rebounds in about 16 minutes since he returned.
Blatche is averaging just 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, the only time in his career that his statistics haven’t improved from the previous season. The Wizards were 3-6 since he came back. He still has three years and $23 million remaining on his contract after this season.