Report: DeJuan Blair Heading to Dallas
The Dallas Mavericks are solidifying their frontcourt in the event that they cannot land big man Greg Oden. After resigning Brandon Wright, signing free agent Samuel Dalembert, the Mavs are also close to signing center DeJuan Blair.
The former San Antonio big man was buried on the Spurs bench this year due to his lack of size and defensive liabilities. Blair also has no ACL’s in either of his knees, which may become a problem sooner or later.
However, it is also no coincidence that DeJuan posted a 28-20 game against the Thunder two years ago. If given enough playing time, Blair can be tremendously efficient on a team that is not as championship aspirational as the San Antonio Spurs. If head coach, Rick Carlisle, has a longer leash on Blair than Gregg Popovich, Blair could be a very efficient signing for the Mavs.