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Grizzlies rumored to be interested in services of Andray Blatche

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According to Mike Mazzeo at ESPN, the Memphis Grizzlies are rumored to be on the list of suitors for big man Andray Blatche. Other teams mentioned to be in the mix include the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat, although I wouldn't be surprised if the Heat aren't as fervently interested considering the recent development of Hassan Whiteside.

Here's the recent skinny on Blatche from my friends over at

Blatche played two years with the Nets, averaging better than 10 points and five rebounds. He averaged 31.1 points, 14.9 rebounds and five assists in China, where he was the top big man, along with Yi Jianlian, in the CBA. He also improved his three point shooting, hitting nearly 40 percent from deep. His team, Xingjiang Flying Tigers, had been one of the top teams in China, but a late season collapse put them out of the playoffs, ending Blatche's commitment.

This would line up with the Grizzlies' continuing mission to explore new big men and power forwards, to seek out life and new centers, to boldly go where no one has gone before comb through the D-League and Chinese off-seasoners.

The Grizzlies have also recently signed JaMychal Green to a 10-day contract so they'd need to wait through that deal or cut him loose before potentially adding Blatche or anyone else.