Wizards staying busy: ESPN sources say Washington and Dallas Mavericks on course to finalize DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade deal later today
Washington and Dallas are in advanced discussions on a potential sign-and-trade deal that would land DeJuan Blair with Wizards
Dallas Morning News "Backup center DeJuan Blair's contributions have been inconsistent this season, so there is little telling what the Mavericks would have gotten had he not been suspended from Game 5 for kicking Tiago Splitter in Game 4. But given that Blair was coming off a 12-point, 11-rebound effort in Game 4..." May 01
The NBA announces that the Mavs' DeJuan Blair is suspended for Game 5 for kicking the Spurs' Tiago Splitter in the head in Game 4.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "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..." November 12
Sporting News "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..." August 21
Dallas Morning News "Former Spur DeJuan Blair has already poured some gasoline on the Mavs' rivalry with his old team. When asked about getting back to the NBA Finals Blair told NBA.com “Of course I want to get back. I don't think we've [Spurs] would have came up short if I would've played but hey keep that out..." August 19
Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks made it official with DeJuan Blair on Wednesday signing the big man to a one-year contract that will be worth about $1.4 million. The deal brings the Mavericks’ official roster to 15 guaranteed contracts. Blair is undersized as a center/power forward at 6-7 but at 270 pounds he..." August 08
Source: Contrary to reports free agent big man DeJuan Blair hasn't reached a deal with the Mavericks. He's still weighing opportunities.
CBSSports.com "ESPN reports that Dallas is closing in on signing Spurs free agent forward DeJuan Blair: Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks -- who remain one of six finalists for the services of Greg Oden -- are in advanced talks to add Blair to a revamped rotation of front-court sidekicks for Dirk..." July 30
Washington has interest in free agent DeJuan Blair, sources tell Y! Sign-and-trade a consideration, but Spurs may be unmoved by choices.
San Antonio Express-News "Assured his representatives are taking care of a lawsuit filed against him by a San Antonio-area jeweler, Spurs center DeJuan Blair said he is unconcerned about a default judgment already issued against him. “It ain’t nothing,” Blair said before the Spurs played the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi..." April 11
San Antonio Express-News "Spurs center DeJuan Blair is scheduled to be deposed next week after a judge ruled he must pay more than $53,000 to Rivercenter Jewelers for merchandise the store allowed him to take on credit nearly three years ago, according to court documents and the attorney representing the jewelry..." April 10
DeJuan Blair's name continues to come up. However, teams don't want to give up a lot for Blair since he can test free agency this offseason.
Detroit Bad Boys "Did the Detroit Pistons have a chance to rectify the great mistake of "the wrong DeJuan"? According to ESPN reporter Chris Broussard (H/T TDP), the San Antonio Spurs have actively engaged a number of teams, including the Detroit Pistons, as it tries to unload itself of the unhappy DeJuan..." February 12