Adam Johnson: NBA veteran DeJuan Blair has signed a G League contract and will be eligible for Saturday’s @nbagleague draft according to a league source. Blair last played in the G League during 2016-17 season averaging 10.9 pts, 5.9 rebs in just under 20 mins per game.
It’s former players like Blair, Daye and former Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger who are all playing to get exposure and hopefully grab another shot in the NBA. Former St. John’s guard D.J. Kennedy plays for for Overseas Elite in The Basketball Tournament and was invited to Denver Nuggets training camp last year. “I’m definitely trying to get back into the NBA,” Blair said. “The back door is always the hardest one, so you just got to keep going and keep grinding until something happens.”
Adam Johnson: The LA D-Fenders have traded a future draft pick to the Texas Legends in exchange for DeJuan Blair, league sources tells @DLeagueDigest
Chris Reichert: The LA D-Fenders announce they've acquired DeJuan Blair from the Texas Legends for a '17 4th rd pick. @AdamJNBA reported first. #NBADL
Blair played in the NBA from 2009 through last season. He played with the San Antonio Spurs from 2009-’13, with the Dallas Mavericks during the ’13-’14 season, and he spent the last two seasons with the Washington Wizards. But nowadays, Blair is a member of the Texas Legends in the National Basketball Association Development League. That’s where he’s trying to get his groove back in hopes of gaining another shot in the NBA. "That’s my main goal,’’ Blair said, referring to a return to the NBA. "That’s what the development league is for. "I’m just trying to enjoy this experience. I’m still writing my story, so everything will work out as long as I keep doing what I’ve got to do.’’
A second-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh by the Spurs in 2009, Blair has always been a bump and grind type of player. He just hopes he’ll one day get another chance to perform his specialty on the NBA level. "I miss (the NBA) a little bit,’’ Blair said. "Once you get down here (in the D-League) and go over to China and things like that, you start to appreciate (the NBA). "It’s all a learning experience. It’s all what I’ve got to do.’’
Former Spurs big man DeJuan Blair is close to sign a deal with Jiangsu Tonxi in China, according to Beijing Youth Daily.
The Suns today waived center/forward DeJuan Blair. Phoenix acquired Blair in a trade with Washington last Thursday, Feb. 18.
June 15, 2021 | 2:33 pm EDT Update
The Celtics have had their eye on Anderson for quite some time according to league sources. With Memphis having plenty of younger talent on the wing, they may opt to simply add some more assets for the 27-year-old wing entering a contract year. Anderson’s improvement as a 3-point shooter last season, along with his passing, would provide the skillset that makes him a nice fit for Boston.
Michael Singer: The Nuggets support Nikola Jokic’s Olympic decision either way, but the team has real (& valid) concerns about his rest & recovery this summer, per source. Since start of the Bubble on Aug. 1st, he’s played 109 of 109 poss. games & finished 3rd in total mins (2488) this season.
Chris Grenham: Texas A&M’s Jordan Hall will work out with the Celtics on Thursday, per source. Hall recently transferred from St. Joseph’s to A&M.
June 15, 2021 | 1:23 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Nets‘ James Harden plans to play tonight in Game 5 vs. Milwaukee barring a setback in pregame warmups, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium . He’s been upgraded to questionable.