Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that forward Andray Blatche and center JaVale McGee have both been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team. “After further investigation into an incident on Thursday night, we concluded that Andray and JaVale conducted themselves in an unprofessional manner,” said Grunfeld. “As a result, both players will be suspended for tomorrow’s game at San Antonio.”
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Just when you thought the Washington Wizards’ Andray Blatche was becoming a professional, this happens.
Blatche and teammate Javale McGee have each been suspended one game for an altercation outside a Washington nightclub during the late evening/early morning of December 23/24th.
Blatche, a talented but troubled power forward, has showed up coach Flip Saunders by refusing to re-enter a game and even got mad at a teammate for grabbing a rebound, which compromised his chances at a triple-double.
Of course, as a young pro he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. The prostitute was an undercover police officer.
Yes, Blatche is a gem. Now he’s involving McGee, an equally talented post.
The Wizards must decide if such a character is worth having. Sure, he can score. And sure, he can post numbers. But this often comes at the expense of others –like teammates.
And, it seems, he’ll never grow up.
Perhaps, the Wizards should find a way to make his suspension more permanent.
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