Amnestied earlier in this offseason by the Washington Wizards, forward-center Andray Blatche is still without a team.
And even though the team has the second-highest payroll in the NBA heading into 2012-13, the New York Times' Howard Beck is reporting that the Brooklyn Nets have interest in the 26-year-old.
Per the New York Times:
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.
While it's possible that Blatche and the Nets could be a match down the stretch, it won't be happening if the big man is looking for a guaranteed contract.
According to ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo, the Nets are done handing out guaranteed deals for the offseason and will focus on training camp invites and non-guaranteed contracts to fill out the roster.
For a 26-year-old with Blatche's potential, it's highly unlikely that he'll take a non-guaranteed contract. Even it's for the veteran's minimum, the controversial big man will still get an offer this offseason offering financial security.
On the other hand, if Brooklyn brass backs off its current stance, then Blatche could be Brooklyn bound.