fishercob wrote:Whatever success Blatche experiences would be a testament to him finally growing up and in no way an indictment of this organization. That Blatche needed to face the specter of being out of the NBA to actually show up in shape is absurd.
This organization drafted him when nearly no one else would. They signed him to two contract extensions, the second of which was clearly undeserved, and in doing so made him rich beyond most of our imaginations. They gave him responsibility that belied an underlying trust and belief .
He paid them back by being a complete turd -- a fat, out of shape, entitled turd, who couldn't keep his mouth shut and was hellatiously bad on the court. He stole money from ownership and paying customers. The investment the team made in him, the patience, the saga, and ultimately the use of the amnesty all represent significant opportunity cost. Dray hurt this organization and the fan base. While I'm for second (fifth? eighth?) chances in the abstract, I cannot honestly say that I'm rooting for Blatche to succeed when he acted like such a **** here.
While I agree with this I can't help but remember when Flip Saunders became coach. Blatche was his next KG. Flip enabled some of the entitlement mentality IMO, fish. Ernie Grunfeld didn't exactly surround Blatche with talent,either. The Wizards organization did not draft beefy, scrappy players that might have helped Andray. (Millsap, Blair, Faried could have helped). They drafted or otherwise acquired McGee, Pecherov, Oberto, Armstrong, Yi Jianlian, and asked Andray to be the go to big.
Blatche is the one who lacked professionalism, partied, stayed out of shape but I also remember he was injured quite a bit and had no help. I think he will do much better post-Grunfeld, and in a supportive role off the bench with Brooklyn.