Jul 30 2013, 11:48pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
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.
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.
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.
Poch de la Rosa
Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.
blog comments powered by Disqus