|July 16 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET2:38 GMT10:38 7:38 PM MST9:38 PM EST6:38 UAE (+1)04:3822:38 ET9:38 PM CT1:38 - The Washington Wizards have acquired center DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
Analysis: The 6-foot-7 Blair averaged 6.4 points and 4.7 rebounds in 78 games in his only season with Dallas. He spent his first four seasons with San Antonio and has career averages of 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds.
|Apr. 29 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST2:57 UAE (+1)00:5718:57 ET5:57 PM CT21:57 - Blair has been suspended for Game 5 of the first-round series against San Antonio for kicking the Spurs' Tiago Splitter in the head.
Analysis: Blair and Splitter got tangled up and fell to the court in the fourth quarter of San Antonio's 93-89 victory in Dallas on Monday night. After the whistle blew, signaling a foul on Blair, he kicked his former teammate with his left foot. Blair, who is averaging 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in the postseason, will sit out Wednesday night's game in San Antonio. The series is tied 2-all.
|Aug. 7 1:30 PM PT2:30 PM MT3:30 PM CT4:30 PM ET20:30 GMT4:30 1:30 PM MST3:30 PM EST0:30 UAE (+1)22:3016:30 ET3:30 PM CT19:30 - The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent center DeJuan Blair, giving them a full roster of 15 players. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren't released, but it's reportedly a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum of slightly less than $1 million.
Analysis: Blair figures to be the third option behind Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright, but he once was a starter for coach Gregg Popovich in San Antonio before falling out of the rotation. The four-year veteran averaged 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 288 games with the Spurs. The second-round pick in 2009 started 166 games in San Antonio. He has two career 20-point, 20-rebound games. One was against Dallas on April 24, 2010, when he had 27 points and 23 rebounds.