Over the summer it was widely reported that Spurs forward DeJuan Blair was frustrated with his lack of playing time in last year's playoffs and would be open to a trade. The Spurs tried shopping the 23-year-old, but General Manager R.C. Buford says that the club has been unable to find anything suitable in return, writes Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News.
“We understand the way he feels,” the GM said. “If we were in his shoes we may feel similar. Having said that, DeJuan helped us win a lot of games and we have not had anything presented to us that puts our team in a better position than moving forward with DeJuan.”
Blair unquestionably helped the Spurs win games last season as he started 62 games and saw 21.3 minutes per contest. However, he was effectively squeezed out of the rotation during the postseason and averaged just 7.6 minutes in 10 games. The former Pitt star is entering his walk year and will earn just a shade over $1MM.