DeJuan Blair
C FA
1 year ago

Blair signed a contract Wednesday with the Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings of the Chinese Basketball Association, international basketball writer David Pick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blair will head overseas for the first time in his career following seven seasons in the NBA with the Spurs, Mavericks and Wizards. The 6-foot-7 power forward had largely been out of the Wizards' rotation the last two seasons and had been out of basketball since February, when he was traded to the Suns and subsequently waived without playing a game for the team. A strong season with Jiangsu could perhaps put Blair on the radar for a contract with an NBA team when the CBA season concludes in the spring, but Blair likely wouldn't have more than a minimal role off the bench if he were to return to the NBA.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair is expected to be waived by the Suns on Monday, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 in Phoenix reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blair came over from Washington in the Markieff Morris deal, but it looks as though the Suns are not interested in rostering the 26-year-old, who has not been a consistent rotational piece since the 2013-14 season. The former Pittsburgh standout will look to catch on with another team but may have to wait until the offseason to find a new home if interest is low.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair was traded to the Suns on Thursday along with Kris Humphries and a protected first-round pick in exchange for Markieff Morris Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blair figures to be a deep bench asset with the likes of Jon Leuer, Kris Humphries, Mirza Teletovic, Alex Len, and Tyson Chandler clogging minutes in the post. The 2015-16 season has been a tough one for the 26-year-old Pittsburgh product thus far, as he averaged 2.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.1 blocks, and 0.3 steals in 8 minutes per contest through just 29 games. It is likely that Blair's minutes situation will not improve much if any with the Suns.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair has averaged 2.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 8 minutes per game through 29 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Blair has failed to see much time on the court through the first half of the season, in part because of a lingering knee injury that continues to make his availability questionable. He can look forward to the All-Star break as some extra time to rest up. Even if healthy, Blair is buried deep on the Wizards' bench behind the likes of Kris Humphries, Nene Hilario, and Jared Dudley.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair (knee) played 13 minutes off the bench in Monday's 114-100 win over the Bulls, providing eight points (4-6 FG), three rebounds, and one assist.

EDGE Analysis

Blair had missed the Wizards' previous six games while dealing with a sore knee, but checked out fine during the team's morning shootaround and was given clearance to play. His contributions were needed with the Wizards missing Marcin Gortat (knee) and Kris Humphries (knee) while Nene Hilario (calf) and Drew Gooden (calf) only recently returned from injuries of their own, but once at least three of those players are fully healthy at the same time, Blair's spot in the rotation could be eliminated.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair (knee) is a game-time decision for Friday's game against Toronto, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite being cleared to play Wednesday, Blair did not get off the bench against the Cavaliers and now his knee injury has his status for Friday up in the air. With Kris Humphries (knee) out and Drew Gooden (calf) playing on a minutes restriction, another missed game from Blair would test Washington's front court depth.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair (knee) has been cleared to play Wednesday against the Cavs, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blair has missed the last three games with soreness in his knee, but he'll be available off the bench Wednesday. The veteran could see a slightly increased role with Kris Humphries (knee) and Drew Gooden (calf) both sidelined.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair (knee) took part in the Wizards' morning shootaround, but remains questionable to play in Wednesday's contest against the Cavaliers, CSN Mid-Atlantic's J. Michael reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Wizards are finally starting to get healthy again, as all of Nene Hilario (calf), Gary Neal (quad), Drew Gooden (calf), and Blair were able to partake in shootaround. Hilario is the only player among the lot who has been confirmed as active for Wednesday's game, and his return may be enough to push Blair out of the rotation even if he too is cleared to play. Blair is averaging just 8.4 minutes over his 18 appearances, many of which had come after Hilario was sidelined.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's tilt with the Heat, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blair will miss a third straight game, as he continues to work his way back from a right knee injury. The Wizards are dealing with a slew of injuries, including the likes of Drew Gooden (calf), Bradley Beal (leg), Gary Neal (quad), Nene Hilario (calf) and Alan Anderson (ankle), so it's only a further blow to their already limited lineup.

DeJuan Blair
C FA
2 years ago

Blair (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Heat, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blair has missed the last two games with a right knee injury, but has been upgraded to questionable prior to Sunday's matchup with the Heat. Blair is averaging just 8.4 minutes over 18 games this season, so even when he returns, he'll struggle to field any meaningful minutes.