Report: Mutual Interest Between Blair and Washington Wizards
Nov 29, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs center DeJuan Blair (45) reacts during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 105-100. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
We all knew that DeJuan Blair’s days as a Spurs has been number and talks of him being traded or signing elsewhere have also been a hot topic this past season. Though he finished the year with the San Antonio Spurs, seeing Blair in silver and black could possibly be reality.
The Washington Wizards have expressed high interest in Blair and according to a tweet by Adam Zagoria via Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
DeJuan Blair is interested in signing with the Wizards, source tells @SNYtv. @WojYahooNBA reported Washington had interest.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 19, 2013
As Wojnarowski noted at Yahoo Sports, this would need to be a sign-and-trade if it is for anything more than the minimum.
Blair is a solid backup big, even though he fell out of the Spurs rotation because Tiago Splitter was bigger and better. It wasn’t so much that Blair was terrible — in his 61 appearances last season he shot 52.4 percent and had a PER of 14.6, right about the league average — as much as other Spurs were just better. Blair did better in a larger role in previous years with the Spurs.