DeJuan Blair has jumped ship in a Texas NBA rivalry leaving the San Antonio Spurs and joining the Dallas Mavericks. Blair had his playing time cut in half late in the season and harbor’s some anger over the way the his situation was handled.
“Like everybody else who doesn’t play, it was very disappointing,” Blair said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But I knew I was going to a new team, and somebody else was going to take advantage of the potential I had. So to me, it’s not a big deal.
“It’s going to be fun being on the opposite team and playing with the Mavs [in the rivalry with San Antonio]. They didn’t give me anything when I was there [in San Antonio]. I mean, the fans gave me everything. But everything else, it is what it is.”
The Mavericks signed Blair to a one-year deal. Blair has a career average of 18.9 minutes per game, making over 52% of his field goals and averaging 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds.
The Mavericks are hoping he can really out play those numbers as he plays in a contract year.