According to ESPN’s Marc Stein
Surprise development in Mavs’ big man search: Hearing Dallas in serious talks on signing DeJuan Blair. Told deal looks “promising”
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 30, 2013
This is more than a bit surprising, if only because the off season seemed to be winding down. The Mavericks are in need of depth for both the power forward and center positions, with rebounding being a particular concern. Blair, though undersized, would bring a reputation of hard work and solid rebounding, averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in just under 19 minutes per game. His minutes declined significantly last season; Blair was the odd man out of the forward rotation. Though any potential role with the Mavericks would be limited, signing Blair would be low risk with a reasonable rate of return.
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