There was just a hint of a smile on Andray Blatche's face Monday night. The Washington Wizards had just lost to the San Antonio Spurs, but Blatche had a relaxed demeanor that is no longer present at Verizon Center.

Blatche has been silent after home games since his return from a calf injury that kept him sidelined for five weeks, ducking out of the locker room without speaking to the media. It's a distinct change in behavior from the normally accessible power forward.

But Monday in San Antonio, a relaxed Blatche was joking with his teammates as he dressed and waited by his locker to answer reporters' questions following the 112-97 defeat.