08:10 AM ET 10.16 | Andray Blatche may not want to talk about his past, but he's not forgetting it, either. The Nets reserve forward, in fact, is using it as motivation. The 6-foot-11 Syracuse product chose to wear No. 0 after signing with Brooklyn, a reminder of the amount of support he felt he had after the Wizards used the amnesty clause to rid themselves of the remainder of his three-year, $23 million contact. "Everybody thought I was going to be out of the league," Blatche said. "Zero reminds me I didn't have any support system outside of my immediate family, nobody who thought I was going to bounce back and get on another team." Blatche's seven years with the Wizards were tumultuous, a mix of unrealized potential and questions surrounding his maturity.