DeJuan Blair Likely To Be Dealt

The Spurs are reportedly willing to trade DeJuan Blair for the best final offer, says Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Although they originally sought a first-round pick for the 6'7" power forward, San Antonio has likely lowered their asking price to a second-round pick or an expiring contract at this point. 

According to Wojnarowski, Blair has wanted out of San Antonio since last season, and consequently wouldn't be expected to re-sign with the team this summer when he would become a free agent. If last season gave any indication that he was frustrated (starting in 62 of 64 games and playing 21.3 MPG), his concern about his role could only have worsened this year, having played just 13.8 MPG (marking the lowest average in his four seasons with San Antonio). The former Pittsburgh standout is on the books for $1.05MM this season, so it'd be difficult to imagine the Spurs not being able to move him by Thursday. 

It's puzzling to see how DeJuan's career in San Antonio has transpired, going from what was considered one of the better steals of the 2009 NBA draft and averaging 8.3 PPG and 7.0 RPG in only his second pro season to becoming a fringe rotation player in a matter of two years. Looking at his production on paper, Blair could be of worth to teams looking for frontcourt help, especially if he's given the minutes and opportunity to showcase himself for upcoming free agency. 

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3 thoughts on “DeJuan Blair Likely To Be Dealt

  1. Z....

    again. this is why I dont like that the Heat have no flexibility left with 15 guaranteed contracts. They could have sent over the 76ers first round pick. Blair or Jermaine Oneal would be awesome here. We have recently been winning the rebounding battle consistently, so maybe it doesnt matter with Chris Andersen playing like he has. Still, it would be nice to have the ability to make a move if one comes up

  2. lito773.

    The bulls should pull the trirgger on ..send rip hamilton to s.a..and let the old team be the old team…having taj and blair as our 4 and 5 would not be bad…the bulls like to play small anyways…and he would fit in defesively and would get more touches on the post…

  3. ayochaser

    I think he’d be a cheaper solution for the clippers size problem. A 1st round pick & maybe Hollins or Turiaf(big men who don’t expect a lot of minutes anyway) should be enough to make it work.


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