DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 8 Hrs

Mavericks' coach Rick Carlisle was pleased with DeJuan Blair's play Wednesday night.

Blair provided an energy boost with eight points and eight boards in fifteen minutes during Dallas' Game 2 victory Wednesday night and Rick Carlisle was a big fan of his play, ""He had a physical impact," Carlisle said. "He gave us a huge lift. He was on the boards, he got deflections. The only way we win a series against a team like this is to have guys play at full capacity, and he did that." Blair's playing time is certain to fluctuate going forward as the Mavs try to work in Brandan Wright and Samuel Dalembert, but he should serve as a good energy player against his former team for the rest of the series.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 1 Month

DeJuan Blair came off the bench and hit 3-of-10 shots for eight points and eight rebounds in 15 minutes of Tuesday's ugly loss against the Warriors.

Brandan Wright also came off the bench for nine points, six rebounds and a block in 16 minutes, while starter Samuel Dalembert had eight points and five boards in 20 minutes. This is an ugly three-headed monster, and it's best to just let Rick Carlisle deal with the headache, instead of trying to figure it out on your own from night to night.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 2 Months

DeJuan Blair scored 18 points with four boards and one block on 7-of-9 shooting against the Sixers on Friday.

The Sixers interior defense was so bad tonight that it made their defense before the trade deadline look like the Pacers' D. Blair's line came in just 16 minutes, so you can just ignore him for now.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 3 Months

DeJuan Blair started hot in his 21 minutes against the Cavs on Monday, finishing with 13 points and five boards on 5-of-7 from the field.

He made his first five shots and scored 11 points in the first half. Blair looks like he's going to see more playing time with Samuel Dalembert going down with a shoulder strain today. The Mavericks have run a lot of different lineups out there, Blair has not played 30 minutes in a game all season and he's played just 17.7 minutes per game in January, but he's still a solid low-upside add in some leagues.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 3 Months

DeJuan Blair played just six minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He only grabbed one rebound and didn't take any shots in the win. Blair has been bumped from the starting lineup and the Mavericks have suddenly been rewarded with the good Samuel Dalembert. Fantasy owners in deep leagues can probably start looking to dump Blair.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 3 Months

DeJuan Blair played 25 minutes off the bench against the Pelicans on Friday, scoring two points with five boards and two assists.

He shot just 1-of-5 from the field and didn't look very comfortable off the bench. Blair was bumped to the bench tonight in favor of Sam Dalemebert, but it's unclear if this lineup will stick. Regardless, his upside won't be too high in fantasy leagues considering he'll be in a timeshare at best.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 4 Months

DeJuan Blair started again at center for the Mavericks on Tuesday and played well, finishing with 15 points, nine rebounds and a steal on 7-of-10 shooting.

A block would have been nice, but that's not really his bag. He's now started two straight games and might stick there for awhile. Samuel Dalembert has fallen out of favor and the Mavs don't seem ready to give Brandan Wright more than just a handful of minutes every night. None of these three are must-own players, but Blair is clearly the hot hand, and one we'd recommend grabbing for now, followed by Wright, who is at least efficient despite his shaky minutes.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 4 Months

DeJuan Blair had 11 points, five rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes as the Mavericks' starting center on Sunday, replacing Samuel Dalembert (DNP-CD).

Brandan Wright also scored seven points and hauled in five rebounds off the bench, but he was limited to 21 minutes due to foul trouble. Neither line jumps out of the boxscore, despite Dalembert's punitive DNP (he was late to practice on Saturday). The Mavs' center position continues to be a frustrating three-headed monster.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 4 Months

DeJuan Blair double-doubled against his former team on Thursday with 14 points, 11 boards, three assists, one steal and one block on 6-of-8 shooting.

This past offseason, he had some comments about the Spurs not playing in the Finals, saying the team would have had better luck with him in the lineup against the Heat. Blair was a DNP-CD on Monday, but coach Rick Carlisle gave him another shot tonight thanks to Brandan Wright (illness) not playing. It's not worth picking him up based on this line alone.

DeJuan Blair PF/C DAL 4 Months

DeJuan Blair played 29 minutes against the Bucks, scoring 11 points with nine boards and one assist.

It was a below-average game for Blair, but the apparent demotion of Samuel Dalembert can make tonight seem like a positive. The former Spur has some nice production in just 21.1 minutes per game on the season, averaging 8.5 points, 7.4 boards and 1.3 steals with his new team. This is pretty much his ceiling, so owners can add or drop accordingly.