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DeJuan Blair | Center/Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 260
College: Pittsburgh
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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. Mar 12 - 1:24 AM

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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.
Feb 21 - 11:23 PM

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.
Jan 20 - 4:01 PM

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.
Jan 12 - 1:38 AM

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 Dalembert, 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.
Jan 11 - 12:50 AM

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 a while. 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.
Jan 8 - 2:09 AM

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.
Jan 5 - 10:14 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:57:00 AM

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.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 12:18:00 AM

DeJuan Blair started again at center for the Mavericks and hit 2-of-8 shots for four points, nine rebounds, two assists, zero steals and zero blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

Blair has been starting over Samuel Dalembert since Dec. 3, but has struggled in three of five games since getting the promotion. He's scored 4, 4 and 2 points in three of his five starts, and hasn't hit double digits in rebounds since Nov. 29. He's also not blocking shots, and his 7.4 points, 6.0 boards and 0.2 blocks over his last five games leaves plenty of be desired. It's possible he turns it around soon, but for now, he's not worth starting in most instances.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 01:42:00 AM

DeJuan Blair had his hands full on Monday night in his 14 minutes of action, finishing with four points, two rebounds, one assist and four fouls.

All four of his fouls came against DeMarcus Cousins and he was simply overmatched in the paint. Blair's defense has never really been a strength and guarding first-string centers was magnified tonight. He's still worth owning in standard leagues at least until Brandan Wright makes his debut.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:46:00 AM

DeJuan Blair played a season-high 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with four boards and one block on 6-of-10 shooting.

He made his second start of the year and could stick as a starter. Blair didn't have a steal, which is a bit of a surprise with his 1.6 per game. He ranks fifth among power forwards and centers in steals per game despite playing just 20.8 minutes per game. The former Spur didn't have a great game tonight, but the extra minutes are a sign that better things are on the way.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 11:52:00 PM

DeJuan Blair will start at center for the Mavericks against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

It is his second start of the season with his first one coming after Samuel Dalembert oversleeping and missing morning shoot around last month. Blair has been terrific based on per-minute value, so if he can elevate his 20.8 minutes per game to over 24, he could gain a nice chunk of value.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 08:02:00 PM

DeJuan Blair hit just 1-of-4 shots for two points and seven rebounds in Tuesday's win over the Bobcats.

Blair came in fairly hot and just couldn't get his shot to fall against Al Jefferson. He may have burned you in a daily league tonight, but chances are he bounces back on Wednesday against the Pelicans.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:58:00 PM

DeJuan Blair grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds off the bench on Friday, and also chipped in with nine points and one assist.

Blair hit 7-of-8 freebies to sweeten this line but with Brandan Wright's return from a shoulder injury looming owners don't have a lot to cheer about. Just ride Blair until the wheels fall off.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 01:47:00 AM

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