5 Former Washington Wizards We’d Love to See in the BIG3

Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas (Photo by George Bridges/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas (Photo by George Bridges/MCT/MCT via Getty Images) /
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Washington Wizards Andray Blatche
Washington Wizards Andray Blatche (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Andray Blatche

Hello, darkness my old friend…

Yes, you are reading that correctly. We actually would like to see Andray Blatche play basketball again. It may cause a few flashbacks to missed dunks, desperate triple-double attempts, and other general basketball low-lights from Blatche’s time in DC. But it might also be fun?

As a Wizard, Blathce may not have put up the numbers that Gilbert Arenas or Antawn Jamison or Caron Butler did. But that doesn’t mean his time here wasn’t as memorable. It was just memorable for all the wrong reasons. Hearing Blathce’s name still makes many Wizards fans wince.

Despite being picked near the middle of the second round in the 2005 NBA Draft (49th overall), Blatche showed potential early in his career. He just never quite reached his potential and eventually became one of the most hated men in the nation’s capital. By 2013, Deadspin had “celebrated” him as one of the NBA’s most infuriating players. In 2014, Complex put him on their list of the 20 Laziest Players in NBA History. He was 12th.

But maybe his slow and inconsistent style of play would actually translate well to the BIG3. There is less running in a halfcourt game. And at 32, he might end up being one of the league’s younger and more agile players, something that probably hasn’t been said about Blatche too many times.