Originally written on Blog So Hard Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo sports is reporting that the Wizards have interest in San Antonio Spurs free agent power forward DeJuan Blair. The Wizards have no cap room to work with, so if they make any moves it will have to be a sign-and-trade as Wojnarowski reports. The Wizards could look to trade any of their backup forwards in Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton, Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin, or even Trevor Ariza to make room for Blair.   All of these forwards have potential but they haven’t been consistent for the Wizards.  The Spurs are known as a franchise that finds diamonds in the rough and gets the most potential out of their players, so it is entirely possible that the Wizards young forwards could blossom in San Antonio.  Washington has made it clear they aren’t done this off-season and they’d like to add one or two more pieces to finalize their roster.  The Wizards’ front office along with star point guard John Wall have talked about adding a stretch 4 to the roster during this summer. Such a player would create more open space for Wall to operate in the lane and provide him another shooter on the perimeter to help with spacing in the half court.  I’m a huge Dejuan Blair fan, and I wanted the Wizards to select him in the 2009 NBA draft. But he isn’t the type of power forward the Wizards have talked about adding. Blair is like Booker, he’s an active low post player who brings toughness and energy but he has limited range and wouldn’t be able to serve the role as a stretch 4 or pick and pop forward. A few years ago Blair looked like he would develop into a starter next to Tim Duncan, but he fell out of favor with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich this season and Tiago Splitter took over his spot in the rotation. As I said, Blair is a tough power forward who has great tenacity and energy. He stands only 6’7 but he’s a solid rebounder. In that way, he would fit with what the Wizards are trying to get out of their bigs, since their offensive firepower comes more from Wall, Beal and Webster. For his career, Blair has averaged about 8 points and 6 rebounds. His best season was 2011-12 when he played 21.3 minutes a game, shot 53.4 percent from the field, averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds a game in 62 games started.  Surprisingly, he isn’t attracting much attention in the free-agent market so far. With the Wizards looking to create more space on its roster, this move would make some sense. On the other hand, Blair’s game is like that of Wizards reserve power forward Booker but Blair isn’t as explosive around the rim. Related posts: With the Wizards Season Winding Down, There is Reason for Optimism Washington Wizards Draft Analysis: Otto Porter or Anthony Bennett? More Playing Time Is Needed For Trevor Booker

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Report: Brock Lesnar has hit contract snag with WWE

MLB reportedly will try to show compassion to Josh Hamilton

Jon Gruden: Bears need to move on from Jay Cutler

Blue Jays OF tears meniscus in freak sprinkler accident

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Five bubble teams playing well heading into March

Falcons release Steven Jackson

Bill Walton has some words of advice for Derrick Rose

Five under-the-radar National Player of the Year candidates

Judge overturns Peterson suspension; NFL to appeal

WATCH: Herm Edwards breaks down infamous llama video

Rex Ryan has truck with Buffalo Bills paint scheme

WATCH: Sidney Crosby catches teammate's stick in mid-air

WATCH: Vanderbilt coach tells own player 'I'll f-ing kill you'

Are the Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins?

Johan Santana signed by Blue Jays to minor league deal

Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets For Nathan Horton

Panthers acquire Jaromir Jagr from Devils

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

HBO picks up The Rock’s football series, ‘Ballers’

The key offseason moves for every MLB team

Giancarlo Stanton gets first-ever customized facemask

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Judge rules against AP's suspension

Why the Lions should let Suh walk

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.