Recently on Christmas Eve, Washington Wizards players Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee threw punches inside of Shadow Room, a nightclub in Northwest. Both players are no strangers to the Washington party circuit as they’re often seen partying at Lux Lounge and Bar 7.
DCFab! claimed that the two ballers got into a fight over a woman in the club. Six police cars showed up to the scene while the two ballers continue to hit each other. The fight also caused other partygoers to be injured, including a woman whose forehead was split open.
Al Thornton, a teammate, tried to break up the fight but was punched by a bouncer. No arrests have been made at this time. Still, the players are suspended from playing their next game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Right now, the Wizards are currently shopping JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche, says HoopsWorld's Alex Kennedy. If that's the case, then; it would be most likely that the Washington Wizards pursue an Andray Blatche trade more than they would for McGee.
The Wizards shouldn't trade either of them, but could possible get some pretty good deals for Blatche at this point. Blatche has shown flashes of serious skill, has a great contract (although lengthy), and arguably needs a change of scenery.
If NBA general managers around the league are willing to pony up the right package, then the Wizards wouldn't hesitate to move Blatche.
The problem is imagining what that “right package” would be. The Wizards seem like a team that wants prospects and picks.
Blatche is primarily of interest to other teams in exactly that same situation. Blatche isn't a final piece for a team in contention, he’s a potential star, not a role player.
So that means the Wizards would be in the business of trying to swap prospects with some other team — or maybe trade one prospect for two (to make contracts match, and with the Wizards cutting Lester Hudson again).
Are there really that many prospects out there that look good to us but look bad to their own management?
As for JaVale, that’s a non-starter for the same reasons. He is the second-best shot blocker in the league, but still plays fundamentally poor defense.
He’s the definition of “upside,” and there’s no way that another team ponies up a good enough prospect to make the trade worthwhile.
So here are some idea of some deals team would be willing to offer or accept for Blatche.