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According to reports, the Boston Celtics have shown an interest in San Antonio Spurs forward Dejuan Blair. Blair is an interesting player as he made quite a first impression during his rookie year in San Antonio. A former second round draft pick out of Pittsburgh, he immediately became an integral piece to the team’s rotation and appeared to be a building block for the team as they moved into the future.
Fast forward to this season and Blair might be getting splinters from the amount of time he has been spending on the bench. He is averaging only 13 minutes a game and has put up uninspiring numbers of five points and four rebounds per game.
If this guy was so good, then why would the Celtics have any interest in him? Even though he isn’t a star, he could still be a somewhat useful piece off the bench. Like Chris Wilcox, he would just be another big body that head coach Doc Rivers would have at his disposal. He would probably get some decent minutes but he wouldn’t be a game changer acquisition in the mold of Derrick Favors or Demarcus Cousins. That is honestly okay because acquiring those guys would costs the team significant pieces to their current and future rosters.
Blair could probably be had for a future second round pick, which wouldn’t be too costly as finding a cornerstone guy in the second round is a very rare scenario. Celtics fans expecting him to be a building block for the future would want to reconsider as Blair is just not that type of guy.
Dejuan Blair could be had for a very reasonable price but it remains to be seen how aggressive the Celtics will be in acquiring him.