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Andray Blatche officially opts out

Andray Blatche of the Nets dunks the ball

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Andray Blatche is officially about to hit the market.

The 6-11 big man has opted out of the final year of his two-year deal, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent, according to his agent Andy Miller. It's an expected move given Blatche, who was scheduled to pocket $1.43 million in base salary next season, said in May that he intended to test the free agent waters come July 1.

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Young Seymour to play for Philippines?

Brooklyn Nets forward/center Andray Blatche dunks against the

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Andray Blatche is indeed considering playing for the Philippines National Team at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer.

At least that’s what he says.

This, even though he was born in Syracuse. And has never ever set foot in the Philippines.

Still, he basically confirmed he's agreed to play for the Philippines, possibly tag-teaming with former...

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'Dray day

Andray Blatche puts up a shot during a

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Andray Blatche is sure softening the blow of losing Brook Lopez for the season.

In the eight games since returning from a four-game absence for personal reasons, Blatche is averaging 12.9 points and  4.9 rebounds in 19.9 minutes. He’s as self-assured as ever, and it’s written all over his face as he motors downcourt with both arms spread back following a made bucket.

That monstrous,...

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Andray Blatche insists he won't fall in love with threes

Nets' Andray Blatche, left, is defended by Minnesota

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Andray Blatche had the touch going in Saturday night's win over the Grizzlies, canning 7 of 10 attempts and pouring in 20 points.

But look deeper into the box score at the three-point column and those numbers look a little funny. That's because Blatche netted a career-high three triples, a case of him really stretching the defense and a Grizzlies' front line that was without...

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Nets hope to turn pressure around on Bulls

CHICAGO -- They’re back at the scene of that epic collapse, ready to truly put brutal triple-overtime loss here five days ago on the backburner.

But if the Nets are going to keep their season from coming to an abrupt end, they’ll have to find a way to get a victory at the United Center -- something they’ve failed to do four previous times this season -- when they meet the Bulls in Game 6 of...

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Reggie Evans knows he's become too easy to scout

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, right, blocks a

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Reggie Evans was first introduced to the media following his sign-and-trade with the Clippers, he left no bones about his intentions on the offensive end.

“I ain’t trying to score,” he said in July.

But now, Evans is understanding that line of thought may have to change, particularly with him in the starting lineup. Although he viewed things in a different...

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Andray Blatche speaks about sex assault incident

Brooklyn Nets basketball player Andray Blatche leaves the

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“Y’all will hear the truth sooner or later,” the Nets' Andray Blatche said about a police investigation regarding an alleged sexual assault incident in his Philadelphia hotel room earlier this week. “When the time comes and I can talk about it, everybody will realize it’s not what you think.”      Blatche spoke publicly about the matter for the first time after the team’s practice...

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Three Pointers: Swept up in a Thunder Storm

Deron Williams attempts a shot in front of

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Let’s be honest.

It looked like the Thunder were about to blow the Nets away in the third quarter, when they opened up that 15-point lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were having fun, bouncing all over the Barclays Center.

Durant tried to posterize Andray Blatche. Westbrook was acting like he was a cowboy in the Wild West, blowing off a pair of six-shooters and pretending to stick...

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Three Pointers: Trying to end the Miami vice grip

MIAMI -- Andray Blatche fired the first salvo, not long after the Nets dispatched the awful Magic Friday night.

With the defending champion Heat on tap Saturday night and the Nets in the midst of a five-game winning streak that’s propelled them to the best start through 15 games in franchise history, Blatche figured it was the perfect time to show the Nets are oozing with confidence.

He...

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Three Pointers: No More Beantown Bullying

Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo of the Boston

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- They were wearing their black road uniforms, not ripped jeans and crusty old white T-shirts that Steve Lombardi sported during his latter days in the WWF.

But the Nets still played the role of the Brooklyn Brawler in Wednesday night’s 95-83 win over the Celtics at TD Garden, refusing to back down when Rajon Rondo went hard at Kris Humphries at the end of the first half. That...

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