Blatche, Ndiaye and Singleton ran through a series of drills with trainer Joe Connelly — who helped Blatche and Ndiaye rehabilitate injuries last season — and some local college and professional players in the morning, then returned for pickup games that lasted through midnight. Rashard Lewis, John Wall, Nick Young and JaVale McGee may have backed out at the last minute, but Blatche made sure participants were taken care of with bottled water and Gatorade and provided T-shirts that read on the back, “Playoff Starts Here.”

That’s confidence, Andray. Oddly worded confidence, but confidence nonetheless. After Kyle Weidie tweeted about the shirts this week, I asked Connelly for an image, and he was kind enough to send me these shots.