The Nets have cut Andray Blatche loose, as they've encouraged him to use his touch to shoot from a distance more. But is that a mistake?
Last season, Blatche emerged as a terrific option off the bench for the Nets, getting playing time in all 82 regular season games and every playoff game, averaging 19.0 minutes per game in the regular season and a 19.7 in the postseason.
Blatche had a great first season in Brooklyn, shooting 51.2 percent from the field, with a 16.3 rebounding percentage and a 54.7 True Shooting percentage. Most impressively, he finished the regular season with a 21.9 Player Efficiency Rating, good for 13th in the entire NBA, ahead of guys like Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, and even Deron Williams.