DeJuan Blair says joining the Wizards is ‘a dream come true’

There was a point last season when basketball was no longer fun for new Wizard DeJuan Blair. Known for his bright smile and intensity, the burly forward-center was in his first season with the Mavericks after spending his first four NBA seasons as a contributor for the perennially successful Spurs, and the game just wasn’t the same. “It was just a lot of things I wasn’t into...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: DeJuan Blair Signing Grade

Washington Wizards: DeJuan Blair Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Contract: 3 seasons, 6 million First of all, it has to be said that the Dallas Mavericks are truly a first class organization. The Mavericks would have liked to keep DeJuan Blair, but didn’t have the necessary cap room remaining to give him a good deal. Not only did they trade him to a...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Acquire DeJuan Blair

The Washington Wizards acquired forward DeJuan Blair from the Dallas Mavericks in a sign-and-trade. The Wizards sent the rights to Emir Preldzic to Dallas in exchange. League souces have cited Blair's deal with Wizards as three years for $6 million. Blair, 25,  has a big body and is a proven rebounder. This move gives the Wizards a deeper bench and more flexibility with...
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Trade For DeJuan Blair

The Washington Wizards have acquired DeJuan Blair via sign-and-trade with the Dallas Mavericks. Blair will make $6 million over three years. He averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds as a role player for the Mavs last season. “DeJuan gives us a tough inside presence who can score and rebound at both front... The post Wizards Trade For DeJuan Blair appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair Agrees Upon Three-Year, $6M Deal With Wizards

DeJuan Blair has agreed upon a three-year, $6 million deal with the Washington Wizards. The third season on Blair's deal will be a team option. Blair spent last season with the Dallas Mavericks.
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards Rumors: Washington in talks with Mavericks to acquire DeJuan Blair

Marc Stein of ESPN reports that the Washington Wizards are in talks with the Dallas Mavericks to acquire big man DeJuan Blair in an off season trade. The Mavericks acquired Blair in free agency after Blair spent his first four seasons playing in San Antonio with the Spurs. Dallas used Blair sparingly throughout this season. With that being said, his future with the team was in question...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards close to acquiring DeJuan Blair

The Washington Wizards are looking to acquire a new backup power forward, and they are zeroing in on one of their favorite targets. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Wizards are close to acquiring DeJuan Blair from the Dallas Mavericks. This is certainly interesting news, and would be a very nice fit for the Wizards if they do indeed get this deal done. Washington...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards in talks with Mavericks in a sign-and-trade for DeJuan Blair

Looking to shore up their front-court rotation, the Washington Wizards are in talks with the Dallas Mavericks for a potential sign-and-trade that would land the Wizards forward DeJuan Blair, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Washington and Dallas are in advanced discussions on a potential sign-and-trade deal that would land DeJuan Blair with Wizards — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeJuan Blair ejected after kicking Tiago Splitter

DeJuan Blair was a huge force in leading the Dallas Mavericks’ Game 4 comeback against the San Antonio Spurs, but all the momentum he brought to the team and arena was lost when he was ejected with 3:08 left in the game after kicking Tiago Splitter. Blair was hit with a technical and then ejected […]
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Marion, DeJuan Blair get physical, help Mavericks even series with 113-92 win

A couple of guys who don’t take any lip or any guff from anybody dragged the Mavericks back into their first-round playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs. Shawn Marion and former Spur DeJuan Blair pushed first and pushed hard as the Mavericks controlled Game 2 Wednesday night for a thoroughly dominating 113-92 victory over the Spurs at AT&T Center. Leveling the series...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: DeJuan Blair could be odd man out in Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks could target a free agent big man this summer, and it could mean the end of their three man rotation at the center position. The odd man out could be DeJuan Blair.The Mavs would love to make a splash signing, like Carmelo Anthony, to upgrade their roster. However, that seems unlikely. Instead, the Mavs could tweak the supporting cast around Dirk Nowitzki. One...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Dallas Mavericks shouldn’t partake in the Andrew Bynum sweepstakes

Picture this if you will: driving to the hoop and getting elbowed in the ribs, while in the air, by a 7-foot, 285-pound man. At 6-foot and 178 pounds, that was J.J. Barea in the 2011 NBA Playoffs, back when he played for the championship Dallas Mavericks. If you follow the NBA, there is no doubt in my mind that you shouldn’t remember this incident. If not, let me refresh your memory…http...
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Blair on return to San Antonio: "It's going to be fun."

AT&T CENTER – Walking into the Dallas Mavericks locker room, there sat a joking-smiling DeJuan Blair in conversation with Jae Crowder. This wasn’t the usual sight you would see from Blair last year when walking into the San Antonio Spurs locker room before a game. I asked Blair, who was much more charismatic today as opposed to last year when I spoke with him in a Spurs...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair still looking to prove himself to Spurs

Ever since former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair became a free agent and subsequently signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the headlines have been hard to avoid. Blair seems to have been in more headlines regarding his former team than he his been for his current team, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also jumped in on the fun along the way. Dallas Morning News...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair is worth a look after scoring 18 point and grabbing eight rebounds on Day 19

 DeJuan Blair is rolling off the bench for the Dallas Mavericks. The former Spur scored 18 points (7-of-9 shooting, 4-of-6 free throws), grabbed eight rebounds, dished two assists, stole two balls and blocked a shot in 25 minutes. He also fouled five times, but he's outplaying starter Samuel Dalembert (six points, four rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist).Blair is giving...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair's Value To The Mavericks

Another week, another DeJuan Blair update, and another chance to take a shot at the San Antonio Spurs. Now that the first couple of weeks of the 2013-14 NBA season are now in the books, players that are new to their respective teams, are starting to solidify their spots in the rotation and become more familiar with their new teammates and playbook. And that much is true for Blair...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair has been a treasure for the Mavs

Saddled at the end of the San Antonio Spurs' bench last season, Blair has been a key contributor for Dallas after signing a one-year, $884,293 free agent contract with the Mavericks in August. The five-year veteran backup center is averaging 8.7 points and 7.4 rebounds, and is fifth in the NBA in steals with 2.43 per game. In describing his displeasure at being mired in Spurs...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks's DeJuan Blair says Spurs 'didn’t give me anything,' hungry for revenge against old team

To say there is no love lost for new Mavericks’ big man DeJuan Blair toward his former employer the San Antonio Spurs would be an understatement. As the saying goes in messy business deals one side got the gold mine and Blair felt like he got the shaft. Blair who measures 6-7 only on his best days is a supremely motivated player this season. Shunned by the Spurs last season he...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair says Spurs had Finals won, not him

If you thought the end of DeJuan Blair being in a San Antonio Spurs uniform meant that the drama between the player and organization was over, you should really think again. In an offseason full of spiteful comments against the Spurs after signing with the Dallas Mavericks, Blair has continued his jabs against the team that drafted him despite knee issues. It was just last...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair continues to let Spurs know how he feels

Once former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair signed with the Dallas Mavericks he simply unleashed about his former team. He's on record saying the Spurs didn't believe in him, said the Spurs might have won their fifth NBA title if coach Popovich played him more, has made it known he has the first Mavs-Spurs game circled in his calendar and even Mavs owner Mark...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair feels Spurs didn't believe in him

Since joining the Dallas Mavericks, former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair hasn't shied away from making his feeling known about his former club. He stated the Spurs might have won their fifth title had the team played him a lot more in last season's NBA Finals and has made it clear he has circled in his calendar the first time he faces San Antonio. Well, you...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs owner Cuban expects Blair to succeed against Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs suffered a narrow defeat to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals falling in Game 7 in Miami. DeJuan Blair believes things would have turned out differently if he were given an opportunity to impact the game. Instead Blair sat the bench and moved on to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason. With that series long over Blair has set his eyes on another date the day...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cuban: Blair's Performance Against Spurs Will Be 'A Beautiful Thing'

DeJuan Blair has circled the Dallas Mavericks' matchup against his old team, the San Antonio Spurs, next season, and Mark Cuban senses determination in his new forward. “DeJuan already knows when we’re playing the Spurs,” Cuban said. “We already know what DeJuan is going to do to the Spurs. It’s going to be a beautiful thing.” Blair was adamant recently that he...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs' Mark Cuban: What DeJuan Blair will do to Spurs will be beautiful

As if implying more playing time in the NBA Finals versus the Heat would have brought the San Antonio Spurs their fifth NBA title, now comes this from the former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair.   “The Spurs,” Blair said.    That is what the newest Mav said, making it very clear he is targeting his former team next year and has the first meeting between...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

DeJuan Blair Says Spurs Would Have Won NBA Finals If He Played More

In his introductory press conference with the Dallas Mavericks Friday, DeJuan Blair was asked about losing in last season’s NBA Finals to the Miami Heat. The 24-year-old center, who appeared in 3 Finals games for an average of 5.7 minutes, responded by saying that he thinks the Spurs would’ve defeated Miami to win an NBA title if he had played more. According to Mavs Fanatic...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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