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NBA: Mavericks, DeJuan Blair Near 1-Year Deal
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NBA: Mavericks, DeJuan Blair Near 1-Year Deal

Jul 30 2013, 11:48pm CDT | by

The Dallas Mavericks and forward-center DeJuan Blair are nearing a one-year deal, per multiple reports.

Power forward-center DeJuan Blair is on the verge of becoming a Dallas Maverick.  According to ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth, Blair is nearing a one-year deal with the Mavericks, citing sources with...

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NBA: Mavericks, DeJuan Blair Near 1-Year Deal

Jul 30 2013, 11:48pm CDT | by

The Dallas Mavericks and forward-center DeJuan Blair are nearing a one-year deal, per multiple reports.

Power forward-center DeJuan Blair is on the verge of becoming a Dallas Maverick

According to ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth, Blair is nearing a one-year deal with the Mavericks, citing sources with knowledge of the situation. Once made official, the contract is expected to be at the league minimum of $1.4 million. 

Blair himself posted the development on his Twitter account, saying, "Dallas!!!!! Now let's have some fun!!!!"

Marc Stein of ESPN also tweeted about it. 

"Surprise development in Mavs' big man search: Hearing Dallas in serious talks on signing DeJuan Blair. Told deal looks 'promising'"

Blair's exit from the San Antonio Spurs seemed inevitable after he struggled to get more playing time under head coach Gregg Popovich. The Spurs actually looked at some options for him prior to the February trade deadline but opted to keep him for the meantime.  

All in all, he played just 18 minutes in three games in the 2013 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat

Blair will look to resurrect his career in Dallas, joining a crowded Mavericks frontcourt which includes recently-signed center Samuel Dalembert  as well as Brandan Wright and Bernard James. 

There's also speculation that oft-injured center Greg Oden will join Dallas, but it is not considered as a front-runner, per NBC Sports' Kurt Helin. Oden's other close pursuers include Miami, San Antonio, the New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings.  

Blair, the Spurs' 2009 second-round pick, averaged 5.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game in the 2012-13 NBA season. 

 

 

 
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DeJuan Blair ready to bring energy and toughness to Wizards

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Wizards acquire C Blair in deal with Mavericks

Jul 16 2014 10:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have acquired centre DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-foot-7 Blair averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 78 games in his only season with Dallas. He spent his first four seasons with San Antonio and has career averages of 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Dallas obtained the rights to Emir Preldzic in Tuesday’s tr ...
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6 weeks ago

Wizards acquire C Blair in deal with Mavericks

Jul 16 2014 10:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have acquired centre DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-foot-7 Blair averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 78 games in his only season with Dallas. He spent his first four seasons with San Antonio and has career averages of 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Dallas obtained the rights to Emir Preldzic in Tuesday’s trade. The 6-9 Preldzic was selected by P ...
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6 weeks ago

Wizards acquire C Blair in deal with Mavericks

Jul 16 2014 10:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have acquired centre DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-foot-7 Blair averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 78 games in his only season with Dallas. He spent his first four seasons with San Antonio and has career averages of 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Dallas obtained the rights to Emir Preldzic in Tuesday’s trade. The 6-9 Preldzic was ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Wizards acquire C Blair in deal with Mavericks

Jul 16 2014 10:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have acquired centre DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-foot-7 Blair averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 78 games in his only season with Dallas. He spent his first four seasons with San Antonio and has career averages of 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Dallas obtained the rights to Emir Preldzic in Tuesday’s trade. The 6-9 Preldzic was selec ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Wizards acquire C Blair in deal with Mavericks

Jul 16 2014 10:42pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have acquired centre DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-foot-7 Blair averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 78 games in his only season with Dallas. He spent his first four seasons with San Antonio and has career averages of 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Dallas obtained the rights to Emir Preldzic in Tuesday’s trade. The 6-9 Preldzic was selected by Phoenix with the 57th overall pick in the 2009 dra ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

NBA free agency roundup: Dwyane Wade has no-trade clause in new deal, Wizards acquire DeJuan Blair

Jul 16 2014 8:37pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The latest on Dwyane Wade's new contract, another addition for the Wizards and more from around the NBA on Wednesday. Dwyane Wade secured a no-trade clause as part of his new contract with the Miami Heat, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com. That gives the shooting guard some extra leverage over the next year or two as things sort themselves out in wake of LeBron James' return to Cleveland. Wade agreed to a two-year, $31.1 million contract with the Heat ...
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Not every franchise can be the Cleveland Cavaliers. Free agency has been a fun romp for fans and an even better time for franchises such as Cleveland that won big on the market, but beneath it all resides a sad state of affairs, a laundry list of franchises that gambled it all and lost. Take Houston, for example. James Harden and Dwight Howard are around, sure, but the front office's continued roll of the dice has left the team worse off than when it entered the m ...
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