A name with a ton of baggage, Blatche will need a team that's unafraid of taking him on if he hopes to land a job this offseason.
Luckily for the 26-year-old big man, who was amnestied by the Washington Wizards this offseason, there is one NBA team taking more risks than any other in 2012: the Brooklyn Nets.
And according to the New York Times' Howard Beck, Blatche may just be another low-risk, high-reward chance worth taking for the franchise:
The Nets’ ongoing search for frontcourt depth has led them to Houston, and a meeting with Andray Blatche, who was cut this summer by the Washington Wizards.
Blatche, 26, has been working out in Houston with a number of other N.B.A. players, under the guidance of John Lucas. He was set to meet with Nets Coach Avery Johnson sometime this weekend, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting. It was not clear whether the Nets were prepared to make Blatche an immediate offer or were simply exploring their options.
With Blatche just one year removed from averaging 16.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, there are a ton of worse players to spend money on. (Joe Johnson comes to mind.)
Nevertheless, treading lightly is advised. Blatche's attitude and apparent lack of passion for the game ruined his reputation in Washington, and he was absolutely abhorrent on the court last season.
For a team like Brooklyn to take the risk, the Nets need to be sure no chemistry issues will arise from Blatche's addition.