NBA Rumors: DeJuan Blair Interested in Washington?

Feb 2, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair (45) reacts after a shot during the second half against the Washington Wizards at the AT

According to Adam Zagoria of SportsNet New York, San Antonio Spurs free-agent DeJuan Blair, is interested in signing with the Washington Wizards.

Washington had previously expressed interested in signing DeJuan Blair through a possible sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs. The Wizards want to add depth to their front-court of Nene and Emeka Okafor, who have been dealing with injuries throughout this past season.

If a deal occurs, Washington would likely ship either Trevor Booker or Chris Singleton to San Antonio. Despite Washington’s pursuit of a stretch 4, it seems as if they’re interested in adding depth more than filling a possible need. The Wizards don’t have any cap room to add more pieces this off-season, leaving them with sign-and-trade as their only option.

Concerns surrounding Blair’s knees may be a reason he has received minimal interest this off-season. With that said, the Wizards would likely sign him to a one or two year deal, which lowers the risk of the possible acquisition failing.

Washington is trying to create space in the log-jam of forwards they have on their bench. Jan Vesely has played extremely well in the summer league and trading Singleton or Booker for Blair could probably give him a greater opportunity next season. Although Blair won’t be a gamechanger, it’s nice to see a free-agent actually interested in playing for the Wizards.

We’ll keep you updated.

Topics: Dejuan Blair, Jan Vesely, Nba Free Agency, Nba Free Agency 2013, NBA Rumors, NBA Trade Rumors, San Antonio Spurs, Trevor Booker, Washington Wizards

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  • edgargn_1218

    Blair is a decent to good stretch 4. I´m actually gonna miss him playing for the Spurs, it´s just that the Spurs are so deep we don´t really need him. Good luck to DJB! I´m sure he´ll be an awesome backup for a team like the wizards. Could even be a starter.

    • nich obert

      I dunno about”stretch 4″ this is a guy who has been in the league 4 seasons and has taken 42 total shots from over 16 feet away.

      Zero chance he starts for DCeither. Maybe after a few injuries. He’d be 4th in the pecking order at the lowest though, maybe even 3rd if Seraphin doesn’t shoot better.