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DeJuan Blair | Center/Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 260
College: Pittsburgh
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DeJuan Blair will be inactive for Game 1 against the Hawks on Sunday.
Blair hasn't played in the postseason yet, so this isn't surprising. Drew Gooden will continue to be the primary big off the bench for the Wizards. May 3 - 12:54 PM

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DeJuan Blair (personal) will not be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

This will be his third straight game away from the team and it's still unclear when he will return. Blair wasn't in the rotation anyways, so his absence won't make an impact in fantasy leagues. Leave Blair on the wire.
Mar 29 - 12:15 PM

DeJuan Blair is away from the team for personal reasons, and he will not play Friday vs. the Hornets.

Blair's role with the Wizards is negligible, so there aren't any fantasy implications with him out. He has no business being owned in any league.
Mar 27 - 12:25 PM

DeJuan Blair (personal reasons) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

Presumably he could return to action vs. the Hornets on Friday, though his whereabouts aren't of much importance to fantasy owners.
Mar 25 - 6:06 PM

DeJuan Blair is staying ready for a chance to prove himself for the Wizards.

"I don’t know what's going on," Blair said last week. "I don't know. I just show up and wait for my name to be called." He had his best game of the season Tuesday, scoring nine points with five boards in 12 minutes in a return to Dallas. However, the fact that this was his best game speaks volumes of his role in Washington and it doesn't look like any changes are coming. Still, Blair is doing everything he can to stay ready and if he carves out a decent role he may pop up on the radar in deeper leagues towards the end of the season. For now, leave him on the wire.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:38:00 AM

DeJuan Blair played four minutes in his season debut on Saturday.

He was suspended for the opener and didn't play in the second game. Blair won't have fantasy value while the Wizards are healthy up front.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 01:15:00 AM

DeJuan Blair was suspended one game for leaving the bench on Monday night.

He's been talking about the Wizards being the new Bad Boys of the NBA, but he'll have to start this season on the bench. Blair is only going to be a backup for the Wizards and is not worth drafting in most leagues.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 04:11:00 PM

DeJuan Blair said he wants the Wizards to e like the Bad Boys of the Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s.

"The Bad Boys is back, baby," Blair said. "Tell them the Bad Boys is back." Blair is going to be a backup this season, but that didn't really stop him from putting up decent numbers last year. With Trevor Booker in Utah, Blair has a chance to get in the rotation. Of course, he's not worth drafting in most leagues.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:31:00 AM

DeJuan Blair arrived for individual workouts at the Verizon Center this week.

He is the first newly-acquired free agent to show up with the team while Paul Pierce and Kris Humphries have been working out on their own. Blair has already said he's excited to join the team and his actions seem to be coinciding with his words. Still, he'll only be a backup and won't have value while Nene is healthy.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 07:48:00 PM

DeJuan Blair said he's excited about his opportunity with the Wizards this season.

"It was like a dream come true," said Blair. "Last year, I saw what type of team they had. The youth, the big men coming up, the ingredients around the team." He posted some nice per-36 averages with the Mavs last season with 14.7 points, 10.9 boards, 1.8 steals and 0.6 blocks. Blair was at just 15.6 minutes per game last season, which is about where he'll be this season.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 10:06:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 03:53:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 01:57:00 PM

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, whose rights the Mavericks will apparently renounce if he's not traded away. Blair averaged 6.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks in 16 minutes per game last year, and he's unlikely have a much bigger role in Washington while Nene and Marcin Gortat are healthy.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 11:24:00 PM

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.
Fri, May 2, 2014 10:58:00 PM

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.
Thu, May 1, 2014 09:08:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Gary Neal
3Martell Webster
SF1Otto Porter
2Jared Dudley
3Alan Anderson
4Kelly Oubre
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2DeJuan Blair