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“No, not at all,” Blatche said of going overseas to play. “I’m at a point where I’m financially stable, and I’m just going to stay here and work out.”

When the season finally does get going, Blatche has high hopes for the Wizards.

“Last year was a tough year for us. We had a lot of young players, and our leader and point guard was a rookie. But now, John [Wall] knows what it takes,” Blatche said. “We have scorers, JaVale [McGee] is up and coming, and we added a terrific player in Chris Singleton who’s going to bring some defense. He’s a hard worker and he’s energetic, and he’s a guy we can use on this team.

“We have the right pieces, and that starts with a great point guard, which we have. We just need to put them all together.”