DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 2 Months

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.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 2 Months

Blair had eight points (4-8 FG, 0-3 FT), 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and three turnovers in Monday's preseason opener against the Bulls.

Blair also accumulated six fouls in his 27 minutes, as he and Kevin Seraphin got some extra playing time because Nene was held out for maintenance purposes. Blair will have to compete with Kris Humphries and Seraphin for minutes, but the bulky veteran figures to earn a decent role in the rotation, having signed a three-year, $6 million deal in the offseason. In all likelihood, Blair and Humphries will emerge as the top frontcourt options behind starters Nene and Marcin Gortat.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 5 Months

The Wizards have completed a sign-and-trade deal with the Mavericks to acquire free agent F/C DeJuan Blair for the rights to 2009 second-round draft pick Emir Preldzic, the team announced Wednesday night.

The Wizards will bring in Blair on a three-year contract worth $6 million, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The Wizards now have big men Nene, Drew Gooden, Al Harrington, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin and Blair, meaning things will be crowded up front. But Nene and Gortat are expected to handle the bulk of the minutes.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 5 Months

The Mavericks and Wizards are close to completing a sign-and-trade for Mavericks' center DeJuan Blair.

Blair only averaged 6.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.3 blocks in 16 minutes per game last year, but managed to show flashes of promise during the Mavericks' thrilling first-round series against the Spurs. Blair's role with the Wizards will most likely be limited, but with an injury-prone Nene entering his 13th season, Washington needs quality depth in the front court.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 5 Months

The Mavericks and Wizards are reportedly in "advanced discussions" about a sign-and-trade which would send DeJuan Blair to Washington.

It's unclear what the Mavericks would receive as compensation for Blair.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 8 Months

DeJuan Blair returned from his one-game suspension in Friday's Game 6 win, scoring 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting with 14 rebounds and four steals in 29 minutes.

Clearly Rick Carlisle has found his preferred big man for this series and Blair's hands have been a big part of that on the defensive end.

DeJuan Blair PF/C WAS 8 Months

Dirk Nowitzki said after Wednesday's Game 5 loss that the Mavericks missed DeJuan Blair (suspension).

Blair missed Wednesday's Game 5 loss due to a suspension for kicking Tiago Splitter during Game 4 and his absence was evident. "We're going to need his ability to fight. I thought he really brought some fight to the last game, especially when we were down by 20. I thought he changed the momentum a little bit," Dirk Nowitzki said of Blair. "We're going to need everybody on board and let it all rip on Friday again." Blair's 12 points and 11 boards off the bench in Game 4 helped bring energy to a Mavericks team that was down by 20 at one point and his Game 6 return should help infuse some life into the Mavericks as they try to even up the series.