More on the story from Josh Newman of SNYNets.com: “While Blatche was not directly involved with the alleged sexual assault, this is not the first time the mercurial 26-year-old has been in trouble with the law. In June of 2008, the then-Washington Wizard was arrested in Virginia on charges of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license for the third time. Blatche was waived by the Wizards last July via the amnesty provision before getting a fresh start with the Nets, having signed with the team for the veteran’s minimum in September. Blatche’s contract is for one year and $854, 389 and was non-guaranteed, but had it guaranteed by the Nets on Monday before this incident took place. On Thursday, all contracts league-wide become guaranteed for the rest of the season. The 49th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft out of South Kent School, Blatche has flourished with his new opportunity under ex-Nets head coach Avery Johnson and now interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo. He is averaging 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds, both above his career averages, in 20.6 minutes per game. Most of his work has come with the second unit, of which he is a key part.
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