DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Blair is listed as a healthy inactive for Game 3 against the Raptors on Friday.

Blair is not expected to make an appearance during Washington's playoff campaign and Friday's healthy benching serves as further confirmation of his low spot on the depth chart.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 2 months ago

Blair (personal) is yet to return to the team, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Blair has been away since Wednesday, and the team has not revealed what sort of personal issue he's attending to. Regardless, he's not a major part of the rotation, so Washington has not suffered greatly in his absence.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 2 months ago

Blair (personal) won't play Friday against the Hornets.

Blair's absence Friday will be his second straight due to personal issues. However, he isn't considered a key cog in the Wizards rotation, so his absence shouldn't change much overall.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 2 months ago

Blair (personal) is still not back with the team, J. Michael of CSN reports.

Blair missed Wednesday's game due to personal reasons, and he was not present at Friday's shootaround. The team hasn't officially ruled him out for Friday's game, but at this point it seems very unlikely that he plays.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 2 months ago

Blair will not play Wednesday due to personal reasons.

It's unclear what issues Blair is dealing with, but he'll sit out Wednesday and his status will be updated in advance of Friday's meeting with Charlote.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 4 months ago

Blair (illness) is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Blair came down with an illness and will essentially be a game-time decision. Kevin Seraphin is also sick, so check back for updates on both players' statuses prior to game time.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 4 months ago

Blair was inactive again Wednesday against the Thunder, and has now only played in 11 total minutes in January.

Despite the Wizards trading for him this offseason, Blair just hasn't been a part of their rotations this season. He's only played double-digit minutes twice this year, and has scored just two total points this month. Barring any injuries to the Wizards' frontcourt, Blair isn't a fantasy option at this time.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 7 months ago

Blair logged just two minutes in Sunday's 98-83 win over the Knicks.

Since returning from a one-game suspension to open the season, Blair has logged just six total minutes in the subsequent three games. He was expected to have a key role off the bench, and while that may still come to happen, Blair and fellow offseason acquisition Kris Humphries are merely lingering around the edge of Washington's rotation right now. Drew Gooden and to a lesser extent Kevin Seraphin are both getting more run off the bench.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 7 months ago

Blair returned from suspension against the Magic on Thursday, but didn't get into the game for the Wizards.

Nene, who was also suspended for the first game of the season, started at power forward and Drew Gooden picked up most of the minutes at the position off the bench. Nene played 34 minutes in his debut, which likely won't be a consistent mark for him given his injury history. Still, owners will want to continue to monitor the minutes distribution at power forward for the Wizards.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 8 months ago

Blair has been suspended for one regular season game for leaving the bench area during an altercation in Monday's preseason game versus the Bulls, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Blair will be disciplined for his action during a run-in between teammate Paul Pierce and Bulls' center Joakim Noah on Monday night. Consequently, Blair will be required to miss opening night of this season, putting his Wizards debut on brief delay until Oct. 30 against the Magic.