HoopsHype DeJuan Blair rumors

July 30, 2013 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks -- who remain one of six finalists for the services of Greg Oden -- are in advanced talks to add Blair to a revamped rotation of front-court sidekicks for Dirk Nowitzki. With one source saying Tuesday that a deal looks "promising," the former Spurs center appears poised to join new projected starting center Samuel Dalembert and the re-signed duo of Brandan Wright and Bernard James in a posse of centers to play alongside Nowitzki after Dallas lost out to Houston in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes. ESPN.com

July 26, 2013 Updates

Over a dozen teams have expressed some level of interest in Blair, but the 24-year-old is hoping to sign a multi-year deal or have the San Antonio Spurs facilitate a sign-and-trade so that he can retain his Bird rights. So far, the Spurs haven’t been very cooperative since they obviously won’t agree to take part in a sign-and-trade that doesn’t benefit them. HoopsWorld

If the sign-and-trade option falls through, Blair may have to take a one-year deal, play well this season and then try to secure the multi-year deal he desires next summer. The Chicago Bulls have been linked to Blair this offseason and seem like a realistic landing spot for him since they’re a top-tier team that has minutes to offer. The L.A. Clippers have expressed interest in Blair, but only have a minimum deal and limited role to offer the young big man. HoopsWorld

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Adam Zagoria: DeJuan Blair is interested in signing with the Wizards, source tells @SNYtv. @WojYahooNBA reported Washington had interest. Twitter

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Spurs center DeJuan Blair has agreed to pay back more than $53,000 he owes a local jeweler who let him take merchandise on credit three years ago, lawyers for both sides said. “Mr. Blair thought this was being handled,” his attorney Alex Nava said. “It kind of fell threw the cracks and when he got wind of it he took appropriate actions to take care of the matter as quickly as possible.” San Antonio Express-News

April 11, 2013 Updates

Assured his representatives are taking care of a lawsuit filed against him by a San Antonio-area jeweler, Spurs center DeJuan Blair said he is unconcerned about a default judgment already issued against him. “It ain’t nothing,” Blair said before the Spurs played the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday. “It’s something that’s been handled. “It just came out because I’m me. It happened in my rookie season when I was young and dumb, just coming into the league. I grew up. It’s cool. It’s getting handled right now. “I knew it was coming out before it came out. My attorneys got everything, so it’s not really a big issue for me.” San Antonio Express-News

Blair’s agent, Happy Walters, confirmed Blair has legal representation in the case, which he categorized as all too common with athletes. “It’s the underbelly of pro sports, where business people take advantage of guys just coming into the league,” Waters said. “They tell them, ‘Take this jewelry and pay me later.’ “It’s a part of the business people don’t know about or hear about. Every player I have has been through something like this, and this happened when DeJuan was a young rookie, 19 or 20 years old. “The attorneys are dealing with it, and what DeJuan owes, he will pay. He has learned his lesson, and he’s still learning lessons.” San Antonio Express-News

April 10, 2013 Updates

Spurs center DeJuan Blair is scheduled to be deposed next week after a judge ruled he must pay more than $53,000 to Rivercenter Jewelers for merchandise the store allowed him to take on credit nearly three years ago, according to court documents and the attorney representing the jewelry store. If Blair fails to show on Wednesday or continues to ignore the lawsuit that was first filed in October, the judge could find him in contempt and issue a warrant for his arrest. Blair, 23, has filed no responding documents to the lawsuit, hasn’t appeared in court and in February a default judgment was issued in favor of the store. San Antonio Express-News

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