Andray Blatche to sign richest contract in CBA history

MANILA, Philippines - Former NBA big man and Gilas naturalized player Andray Blatche is set to sign a three-year contract with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association, according to website asia-basket.com.

The deal, though yet to be disclosed, is reportedly going to be the richest in the history of the CBA, and “possibly in overseas basketball.”

As of now, the most lucrative deal given to a player in CBA history was the one signed by former NBA big Kenyon Martin for $3 million in 2011, which was also with the Flying Tigers.

In his initial season with Xinjiang, Blatche earned $2.5-million and averaged 31 points, 14.6 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per contest. His club, however, missed the playoffs.

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Multiple reports surfaced over the past few months that Blatche could possibly return to the NBA, with his former squad the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat, and the Memphis Grizzlies in pursuit for his services.

Blatche played in 5 games for Gilas Pilipinas during the 2014 FIBA World Cup and averaged 21.2 points and 13.8 rebounds a contest. – Rappler.com