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Andray Blatche: “I apologize for the effort I gave out there”

Andray Blatche

Washington Wizards’ Andray Blatche poses for a photograph during NBA basketball media day, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


Andray Blatche has been amnestied by the Washington Wizards — they were willing to pay $23 million dollars to have him leave the roster and go somewhere else. That’s a harsh reality.

They caught up with him at and talked to him about his time with the Wizards. The key part was his response to the Wizards fans that started to boo him last season.

“I apologize for the effort I gave out there, it wasn’t enough.”

A lot of Wizards fans just nodded.

Blatche will get a chance to win over a new set of fans somewhere in the NBA, some team will pick him up and tell him the slate is wiped clean. But the benefit of the doubt he got in Washington from Ernie Grunfeld and the fans will be gone. Now it’s on him to win them over.