Suns Waive DeJuan Blair

MONDAY, 6:11pm: The team officially announced today that Blair has been waived (Twitter link).

THURSDAY, 5:15pm: The Suns will waive newly acquired power forward DeJuan Blair, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports. The news that Phoenix would waive Blair or Kris Humphries was first relayed by Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post. Blair was shipped to the Suns along with Humphries in exchange for Markieff Morris earlier today.

Blair is earning $2MM this season, the remainder of which Phoenix will be on the hook for. The power forward is under contract for 2016/17, but that salary is non-guaranteed, so the Suns won’t have any impact on their salary cap for next season as a result of this move.

The 26-year-old appeared in 29 contests for the Wizards this season and averaged 2.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 7.5 minutes of action per outing. His shooting numbers are .412/.000/.385.

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5 thoughts on “Suns Waive DeJuan Blair

  1. Arthur Hill

    It’s hard to believe Blair’s only 26. He seemed to have such promise when he was in San Antonio. I hope he finds another team to give him a chance.

  2. Danielle Amber Bellinie

    After Portland Trailblazers waived both Anderson Varejao & Tim Frazier, don’t rule out DeJuan Blair signing w/ the Trailblazers to help the team build into a championship caliber within next few years on a young team. He has playoff experience including winning in the NBA Finals. Blazers, should they meet the Spurs or Warriors in the first round of Western Conference Playoffs would be like what Denver Nuggets did to Seattle Sonics back in 1994 to pull off a stunning first round upset.

    • Blair doesn’t put a team like the Blazers over the top into a bonafide championship contender, not now nor in a couple of years. Plus, I don’t think the Blazers are good enough to win a 7 game series against the Spurs/Warriors. Yeah anything can happen, and Lillard just dropped 51 against the Warriors, but the team as a whole isn’t deep enough to beat those two. If LeBron couldn’t carry the Cavs past the Warriors in a 7 game series, I doubt Lillard could.

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