News: With Tim Duncan still sidelined with a knee injury, Spurs center DeJuan Blair was all over the boards Friday night against the Pistons. Blair grabbed 10 rebounds but missed all four of his shots. He went 5 of 6 from the free throw line and finished with just five points while logging 16 minutes of game action in a 119-109 defeat.
Analysis: Blair has logged 10-plus minutes of game action in each of the last five games played as he continues to earn some playing time while Duncan is out. That said, the 23-year-old has not been able to make much of an impact scoring and is averaging just 3.3 points over his last three contests. Blair will continue to serve as the limited backup to Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw for now and should be viewed as a marginal Fantasy option.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair notched two points and four rebounds during San Antonio's 96-86 win over Washington on Saturday night. Blair, who returned to the lineup after missing last Wednesday's game with a knee injury, connected on 1 of 4 attempts from the field. He also contributed two steals and an assist in 14 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Even when he is healthy, Blair does not receive much playing time as he has taken a step backward in his fourth NBA season. The Pittsburgh product has not surpassed 20 minutes in a game since late November and has netted more than 10 points only once in that two-month span. Blair will continue to serve as the limited backup to Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw, and remains a marginal Fantasy option at this point.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair, who missed Wednesday's game with a knee injury, is likely to play Saturday against Washington, reports the team's official site. Blair was listed as probable on the injury report.
Analysis: Blair has seen some extra minutes lately since Tim Duncan has been sidelined by a knee injury, but Duncan is back now as well. Blair did have a 22-point outburst Jan. 25 against the Mavs, but that has been one of his few highlights in a while. There is some nights Blair doesn't even make it onto the court. He's production is too erratic for Fantasy owners, so he continues to have marginal appeal.
News: The San Antonio Express-News reports Spurs center DeJuan Blair, who sat out Wednesday with a knee injury, returned to practice Thursday. His status for Saturday's game vs. Washington remains questionable.
Analysis: Blair has seen some extra minutes lately since Tim Duncan has been sidelined by a knee injury. Blair did have a 22-point outburst Jan. 25 against the Mavs, but that has been one of his few highlights in a while. There is some nights Blair doesn't even make it onto the court. He's production is too erratic for Fantasy owners, so he continues to have marginal appeal.
News: The Spurs scratched center DeJuan Blair from Wednesday's lineup vs. Charlotte because of a right knee injury. Blair has fluid and swelling on his knee.
Analysis: Blair has seen some extra minutes lately since Tim Duncan has been sidelined by a knee injury. Blair did have a 22-point outburst Jan. 25 against the Mavs, but that has been one of his few highlights in a while. There is some nights Blair doesn't even make it onto the court. He's production is too erratic for Fantasy owners, so he continues to have marginal appeal.
News: After scoring a combined 18 points in his previous four games, Spurs center DeJuan Blair had a solid performance off the bench Friday against the Mavericks. He finished with a season-high 22 points while playing 19 minutes in the 113-107 win. He was an efficient 10 of 13 from the field and made 2 of 4 free throws. Blair also posted four rebounds and a steal in the victory. "When the big dogs go out, you've got to step up," Blair said. "You can't put your head down and worry about what could have happened."
Analysis: Blair scored in double figures for just the fifth time this season on Friday and his first since Nov. 28. He has been seeing more playing time of late with Tim Duncan banged up but his role remains minimal behind Tiago Splitter in San Antonio. The Spurs could end up moving the 23-year-old but owners should continue to ignore Blair in all but the deepest of Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair saw some action for just the second time in the last six games on Sunday against the Timberwolves. He scored nine points in nine minutes off the bench in the 106-88 win. He was an efficient 4 of 5 from the field and made 1 of 2 free throws. Blair also hauled in four rebounds while playing nine minutes off the bench in the victory.
Analysis: Blair has seen a limited role in San Antonio for awhile now as he has played more than 20 minutes in a game just once since Dec. 1. He is averaging just 3.7 points with 2.9 rebounds in 15 contests during that stretch. Leave Blair on waivers in the majority of Fantasy formats in his current role.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair (ankle) started Monday at Houston. Blair entered Monday's game dealing with an ankle issue after missing Saturday's game at Charlotte. He played 19 minutes and scored nine points with five rebounds and a block. Blair shot 4 of 6 from the field during his time on the floor.
Analysis: Blair said he could have played against the Bobcats but returned to action just one game later. He got the start for coach Gregg Popovich, but that hasn't been the norm this season. He's putting up very low numbers this year over less than 20 minutes per game. Unless that changes, Blair only has Fantasy value in the deepest of leagues.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair suffered a sprained left ankle on Friday against Houston and had to miss Saturday's game at Charlotte, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Blair is day to day for the Spurs.
Analysis: Blair scored eight points over 20 minutes prior to suffering the injury on Friday. He's putting up very low numbers this year over less than 20 minutes per game. When healthy, Blair really has very limited value outside the deepest of Fantasy formats.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair returned to action for Tuesday's game at the Lakers after missing his previous outing with a left knee contusion, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Blair was sidelined with a chronic knee issue for last Saturday's game against Portland but saw 13 minutes in his return. He went 2 of 4 from the field and scored six points. Blair grabbed two rebounds and added two assists and two steals in a win.
Analysis: Blair has received additional time in the Spurs' rotation recently, but has not taken advantage and has connected on just 3 of his past 13 attempts from the field. He may have been worked in slowly Tuesday, or he may be falling out of the rotation due to poor play. His rebounding totals have been sporadic and he finds himself in foul trouble too much considering he plays ab average of 19 minutes per game. Fantasy owners should continue to view him as a low-end reserve option only in deeper formats.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair saw decent minutes for the first time this season Monday in a blowout win over the Pacers. He responded with a solid double-double as he scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds with four assists and two steals over 29 minutes. Blair shot 6 of 8 from the field and committed four personal fouls as he was active on the court for San Antonio in the win.
Analysis: The Spurs were blowing out the Pacers Monday and that was one reason Blair saw an increase in minutes. In fact, he'd played just 11 minutes in the three previous games. It was Boris Diaw and Tiago Splitter who spent much of their time on the bench Monday, though we doubt that will continue. Fantasy owners will need to see more of this out of Blair before he's deemed a viable Fantasy option.
News: With the Spurs set to play the Jazz on Sunday and Monday, they decided to get starting center DeJuan Blair his first night off of the season. There is no injury to report, and he will likely return to the lineup on Monday.
Analysis: The team continues to be careful with his minutes late in the season, and since he has not been playing especially well recently, they saw an opportunity to give him an extra night off. Expect Blair back in the lineup soon, however he is not a viable Fantasy option even when he plays.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair scored in double figures on Tuesday night in a blowout win over the Cavaliers. Blair scored 10 points on 3 of 5 shooting from the field over 21 minutes as a starter. Blair grabbed three rebounds and blocked a shot for the Spurs.
Analysis: Blair scored 19 points back on March 25 against Philadelphia, but his best total in four games since was his 10 points on Tuesday. Blair isn't doing much rebounding lately, either. When he's going really well, Blair can be used in deeper Fantasy formats. Right now, however, you want to keep him on benches in most leagues.
News: With Tim Duncan taking a rest on Sunday on the final night of a back-to-back-to-back, Spurs center DeJuan Blair took advantage of the opportunity to be the focal point, scoring 19 points on 9 of 15 shooting in 31 minutes as the Spurs handily defeated the 76ers, 93-76. Blair added six rebounds and three steals as well in the game, his second straight game in double figures.
Analysis: Blair also scored 23 points on Saturday, which came after three straight games of fewer than 10 points. Blairs season has been up and down in that way, as he has five games of at least double figures in scoring in the month of March compared to seven games in single figures. He has struggled to find consistency on a game-by-game basis, however he also does not receiving consistent minutes every game. Fantasy owners should continue to consider Blair a low-end Fantasy center moving forward, because his inconsistency makes him difficult to rely on.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair had one of his best games of the season on Friday against the Thunder, as he scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 114-105 win. He also had one steal and one assist in the game, while shooting a very efficient 11 of 15 from the field.
Analysis: Blair has had an up and down season, and while he is averaging 10.6 points per game over his last five, he has three games in double figures and two without. That is indicative of what kind of year he is having, as he has failed to maintain any sort of consistency. Still, he is averaging 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on the year, making him a viable low-end starting option at the center position.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair overcame knee issues to start on Wednesday against the Knicks. Blair played just 14 minutes, however, scoring 10 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Blair shot 5 of 6 from the field in the win for the Spurs. He also had a steal.
Analysis: Blair keeps banging his knee and it can keep him off the court when that happens. He might have to miss some time at some point for that to stop happening. Still, he was back Wednesday and should keep playing going forward for the Spurs. Blair boards when he plays and is a worthy Fantasy option in deeper formats.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair logged only four minutes during Sunday night's contest against the Nuggets due to a knee injury. Blair sustained the injury in the first half and briefly left the contest. He was diagnosed with a left knee contusion but returned in the second half. He did not stat in the 99-94 loss.
Analysis: Blair banged his knee again in the second half and wasn't on the court very much in the fourth quarter. However, the Spurs are being their usual tight-lipped selves regarding his injury, meaning there is no real update on his status. Fantasy owners will now have to play the waiting game with Blair as we head into the start of Week 11 (March 5-11). Still, with only two games slated for the upcoming scoring period, Blair should be left on the bench in most formats this week, even if he was healthy.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair hit the offensive glass hard on Friday, grabbing five offensive boards and 11 overall in a 102-72 win over the Bobcats. He had just four points in 28 minutes in the game while shooting 2 of 8 from the field, and he added two assists and a steal.
Analysis: Blair is now averaging 10 rebounds per game since the All-Star break, however he is shooting just 33.3 percent as well. Still, Blair is averaging 13.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game over his last five overall, as he continues to enjoy a minor breakout season. Blair has become a nice No. 2 Fantasy center, so continue to consider him that in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Spurs went to center Dajuan Blair early and often on Thursday, as he attempted a season-high 21 field goal attempts against a depleted Nuggets front court. He responded with one of the best games of his NBA career, scoring 28 points and adding 12 rebounds in 35 minutes as the Spurs defeated the Nuggets, 114-99. He also added three assists, two steals and a block without turning the ball over. Fellow Spurs big man Tim Duncan praised Blair's work after the game, saying, "He finds a way to score. He's like a magnet to that ball -- he goes and gets it. It's just about getting his opportunities and he got a lot of opportunities tonight and he'll finish them. He'll put them in."
Analysis: Blair is enjoying the finest season of his career so far; however he has appeared to hit a wall beginning towards the end of January. He came out of it in a big way on Thursday, however he has been working on it for a while. The undersized center has scored in double figures in six of his last seven games, averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game over that stretch. The 22-year old is on a roll, and once the All-Star break is over, he should be back to being a solid No. 2 Fantasy center in all Fantasy formats.
News: San Antonio center DeJuan Blair poured in 15 points in 27 minutes of playing time during the Spurs' 106-102 victory over Utah on Monday night. Blair sank 7 of his 11 attempts from the field in his highest-scoring game since Jan. 25 against Atlanta (17). It was also the second consecutive contest Blair netted at least 63 percent of his attempts as he contributed four rebounds and two assists. However, he did commit four turnovers.
Analysis: Blair provided some stellar outings in the beginning of the season, but his production has decreased tremendously this month. The 22-year-old recorded three double-doubles in his first eight games this year, but has finished with just once since then and that came back on Jan. 13 against Portland. Perhaps his solid scoring burst can improve his confidence but for now, he remains a low-end No. 2 Fantasy center in most formats.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair was able to register his second straight double-figure scoring performance during Tuesday night's contest against the Pistons. Blair finished with 10 points in the 99-95 victory, on 5 of 10 shooting from the field. He did miss both of free-throw attempts, but was able to chip in with five rebounds, while logging 16 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Blair's fall from grace continues for the Spurs, which has been tough to watch for most Fantasy owners. The 22-year-old is averaging just 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds over his last five contests, which seems to be the norm for him these days. Unless he sees a serious spike in production, owners should consider Blair merely a low-end Fantasy C at this point in the season.
News: Spurs C Dejuan Blair started the season strong, however he has bottomed out in the month of February so far, a trend that continued on Wednesday against Philadelphia. He scored just six points on 3 of 7 shooting in the game, though he did add six rebounds and three assists in just 17 minutes. Despite scoring just six, it was his best scoring game of the month.
Analysis: Blair seemed like he was on his way to a career year, however he has seen his production and playing time slip as the season has gone along. He is averaging just 3.8 points per game in the month of February on 33.3 percent shooting from the field. At this point, Fantasy owners should not be relying on Blair in any formats consistently.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair continued his recent scoring struggles on Wednesday against the Rockets. He finished with zero points for the second time in his last four games but hauled in seven rebounds in the 99-91 win. He missed his lone shot from the field and both of his free throws while playing 20 minutes. Blair also posted four steals in the victory.
Analysis: Blair had been having his best campaign -- scoring-wise -- but that has not been the case of late. He is averaging 6.4 points with 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in his last five contest, despite shooting 50 percent from the field over that span. The 22-year-old should be able to get back on track sooner rather than later so keep an eye on his progress going forward. Continue to view Blair as a low-end Fantasy C.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair had one of his best scoring nights of the season on Thursday against Atlanta, scoring 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting in 31 minutes. However, he did struggle rebounding in the game, grabbing just three boards, while adding three assists and two steals as the Spurs beat the Hawks 105-83.
Analysis: Blair continues to enjoy the best season of his career, upping his scoring to the 10-point per game mark for the first time in his career, as he takes on a bigger role than ever in the offense. He has done so while maintaining his scoring efficiency, making him a very useful Fantasy option. While he still plays limited minutes for a starter, and his production comes and goes, he remains a useful No. 2 Fantasy center in all formats as he continues his strong play.
News: Spurs C Dejuan Blair continued to quietly post solid numbers on Sunday, scoring 14 points with six rebounds in San Antonios 102-91 win over Phoenix. The 22-year old added two assists, a steal and a block and teamed up with frontcourt partner Tim Duncan to bully the Suns inside. Blair shot seven-of-12 from the field to up his shooting percentage for 53.9 on the season.
Analysis: Blair is now averaging a career-best 11.8 points per game while matching his career average of 6.5 rebounds per game. He has seen his role in the offense grow considerable, as he is averaging more than a shot per game more than he has in either of his two prior seasons. While his minutes are up slightly, most of the increase in production is just Blair continuing to improve as a player. At this point, he can be considered a solid No. 2 Fantasy center in all formats.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair (leg) was available for Tuesday's game at Milwaukee after leaving his last game due to injury. Blair took a hard fall in the third quarter Sunday against Oklahoma City and was held out for precautionary reasons. He returned for 24 minutes on Tuesday and scored 11 points with five rebounds and two assists. Blair went 5 for 7 from the field in the game.
Analysis: Blair said he experienced some soreness, but did not miss any playing time in Tuesday's game. The 22-year-old got off to a torrid start to the season, scoring 20-plus points in two of his first three games while being utilized in the starting lineup. However, he has experienced a slight dip in scoring recently. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy C in most formats.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair left Sunday's game against the Thunder after taking a hard fall in the third quarter. Blair finished with seven points and four rebounds prior to leaving the contest, while logging 18 minutes. According to the San Antonio Express-News, Blair is OK and was held out of the game for precautionary reasons.
Analysis: Other than being a little sore, Blair seems to be OK, although he will be a slight injury risk heading into Fantasy Week 3 (Jan. 9-15). Still, if the Spurs weren't down 20-plus points in the third quarter, he most likely would have returned. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status moving forward, just to make sure he will be able to play this week. San Antonio is slated to play four times this week against the Bucks, Rockets, Trail Blazers and Suns. Blair can be considered a No. 2 Fantasy C, when healthy.
News: After nearly posting a double-double on Wednesday night, San Antonio center DeJuan Blair was held to zero points on Thursday against Dallas. The Spurs came out firing from downtown, which is not a strong part of Blair's game. He missed all three of his shots from the floor and grabbed four rebounds. The Spurs ran away with the game, giving Blair plenty of time to rest. He played just 18 minutes in the 93-71 win. He added two assists and two steals for the Spurs.
Analysis: Over his last five games Blair is averaging 11.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest. He's posted two double-doubles in that span and is filling a key role for the Spurs. Fantasy owners should continue to view Blair as a viable center option in all formats.
News: After being limited to just 10 minutes in the Spurs season opener, DeJuan Blair broke out in the second game of the season, scoring 20 points as the Spurs beat the Clippers 115-90. Blair added six rebounds and two assists while shooting 10-of-15 from the field.
Analysis: It was just the sixth time in his career that Blair has reached 20 points in a game. He is not a big scorer, having never averaged better than the 8.3 points-per game he averaged last season. Blair's value comes from his above average rebounding and center eligibility in Fantasy. Don't expect many more 20-point games, but if he can get close to double digits, Blair can be a useful Fantasy center in all formats.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair appears to have earned his starting job back, although a report in the San Antonio Express-News says that might be more for a lack of other options than anything else. Coach Gregg Popovich told the Express-News that he thinks Blair still has some learning to do, and isnt a finished product quite yet. DeJuan is still learning about what he can do offensively and what hes got to do defensively, Popovich said. Hes still in a development stage.
Analysis: Blair is trying to step up this year after he fell out of favor in the team's playoff run last season. He averaged 8.8 points and 7.3 rebounds as a starter last season, but saw his production drop off when he was benched in favor of veteran Antonio McDyess. McDyess is out of the picture, having recently retired, so Blair will want to prove he deserves the starting job and should be considered a viable No. 2 center in the majority of Fantasy leagues on Draft Day.
News: San Antonio center DeJuan Blair led his team with seven rebounds, four offensive, in Saturday's preseason game versus Houston. Blair shot 5 for 9 from the field and connected on 50 percent of his foul shots, finishing with 16 points. Blair added two steals and an assist, but turned the ball over a team-high five times. The Spurs were playing without Tim Duncan and ended up losing the game, 101-87.
Analysis: Blair is trying to step up this year after he fell out of favor in the team's playoff run last season. He averaged 8.8 points and 7.3 rebounds as a starter last season, but saw his production drop off when he was benched in favor of veteran Antonio McDyess. Blair will want to prove he deserves the starting job and should be considered a viable No. 2 center in the majority of Fantasy leagues on Draft Day.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair signed a deal to play with Kranye Krylya of the Russian league for the 2011-12 season. Yahoo! Sports reports the deal includes an out clause that would allow him to return to the NBA once the lockout comes to an end. It also includes an insurance policy to protect against injury.
Analysis: Blair, who fell out of favor during San Antonio's playoff run, shed about 20 pounds in the offseason at the behest of coach Gregg Popovich. He averaged 8.8 points and 7.3 rebounds as a starter last season, but saw his production drop off when he was benched in favor of veteran Antonio McDyess. In his 16 games off the bench for the Spurs, Blair averaged 6.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and shot 48.2 percent from the field. Expect him to go into the upcoming season as a starter, with plenty of room to grow. He should be considered a viable No. 2 center in most standard formats with good upside.
News: San Antonio center DeJuan Blair was challenged by coach Gregg Popovich during the regular season to lose some weight. He accomplished that goal by shedding 20 pounds. Popovich has now challenged his undersized center again. It's personal discipline, responsibility and maturity, Popovich told the San Antonio Express. That will get him to the next level. Short of that, he'll have a hard time. When Blair was a starter he averaged 8.8 points and 7.3 rebounds, but saw his production drop off when he was benched in favor of veteran Antonio McDyess. In his 16 games off the bench for the Spurs, Blair averaged 6.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and shot 48.2 percent from the field.
Analysis: With Tim Duncan needing a running mate in the frontcourt, the Spurs are looking at either Blair or Tiago Splitter. Blair fell out of favor in the playoffs and Splitter stepped up his game. In four postseason games, Blair saw only 12 minutes on the court and tallied 4.3 points and 3.3 boards in those contests. His biggest challenge is ahead of him as he has to gain the confidence in his coach. There is no telling whether Blair starts, comes off the bench or gets traded by the Spurs -- something to watch during the offseason. Blair finished in the top-25 centers in terms of scoring in standard CBSSports.com leagues. Heading into this fall, Fantasy owners should keep viewing Blair as a No. 2 center option worth taking in the later rounds on Draft Day.
News: San Antonio center DeJuan Blair was back on the court on Wednesday after he missed Monday's contest with a left wrist sprain. He came off the bench to score eight points and grab six rebounds in his 25 minutes of action. Blair would shoot 3 for 7 from the field and convert both his freebies at the charity stripe. Blair also added two assists and two blocks, but the Spurs would still fall to the Nuggets 115-112.
Analysis: With Tim Duncan out of action with an ankle injury, Blair has a chance to step his game up. He may be bothered by his wrist injury still, but the fact he's on the court is a good sign. Fantasy owners in deeper leagues should keep him active as he'll contribute as a No. 2 center option.
News: The San Antonio Express-News reports that Spurs center DeJuan Blair (sprained left wrist) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game at Denver. Blair missed Monday's game against the Warriors. Blair could see a boost in Fantasy value with Tim Duncan (ankle) out, but Tiago Splitter is expected to start Wednesday's game in Duncan's place.
Analysis: We still expect Blair to get the majority of minutes against the Nuggets and see the biggest boost in value with Duncan out. It appears safe to keep Blair active Wednesday in all leagues.
News: The San Antonio Express-News reports that Spurs forward Tim Duncan will miss the teams upcoming three-game road trip as he recovers from a sprained ankle sustained in Mondays game against Golden State. He will be out Wednesday at Denver, Friday at Portland and Sunday at Memphis. Spurs GM R.C. Buford said that Duncans injury is between a grade 1 and 2 ankle sprain. He had an MRI this morning that confirmed what the X-rays showed last night. Its structurally looks good, Buford said. We will have a better idea of what the timeline is over the next 48 hours. But he wont travel on the trip and hell be receiving daily treatment here. The Spurs will likely now lean on DeJuan Blair in his absence with some help from Tiago Splitter, Matt Bonner and Antonio McDyess. Blair missed Monday's game against the Warriors with a wrist injury, but he's expected to return against the Nuggets.
Analysis: There is a chance Duncan could be out for two weeks with the ankle injury, which means Blair, when healthy, will see a boost in value. Consider using Blair when he returns in the majority of leagues as long as Duncan is out.
News: Spurs F DeJuan Blair has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Warriors because of a sprained left wrist. Blair sustained the injury in Saturday's contest against the Bobcats. He is being considered day to day. Just a matter of giving it more time to heal, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told the team's official website. Its still sore, and if he gets it whacked, its even worse.
Analysis: Blair's injury was not thought to be serious, although he will not play on Monday against Golden State -- missing his first game of the season. Fantasy owners is daily formats should continue to monitor his status moving forward. Blair can be considered a low-end Fantasy option, when healthy.
News: The San Antonio Express-News reports that DeJuan Blair is expected to play on Monday against Golden State. An MRI revealed that Blair is dealing with merely a sprained left wrist. Blair sprained his left wrist in the first half on Saturday against the Bobcats.
Analysis: Blair and the Spurs are slated for four games in Fantasy Week 22 (March 21-27). He is averaging just 7.8 points and 6.0 rebounds over his last five games, but matchups against Golden State and Denver do bode well for an increase in production. He remains merely a stopgap measure for owners needing an injury replacement in Fantasy.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair sprained his left wrist in the first half on Saturday against the Bobcats, but returned after getting it taped up. He didn't do much for the Spurs though in his 20 minutes of action. He went 2 for 3 from the field and converted 1 of his 3 foul shots, finishing with just five points. He managed to grab six boards and block three shots in his limited time on the court. The Spurs would go on to win the game, 109-98.
Analysis: Blair isn't expected to miss any time with this wrist issue, but Fantasy owners should keep an eye on him this week. San Antonio pays four times in the scoring period, which is a plus. Over his last 10 games, Blair is averaging 8.6 points and 6.4 boards per contest in around 20 minutes. While those numbers still give him Fantasy value, Blair is still just a low-end center option in all formats.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair turned in another pedestrian effort in Sunday's 95-88 win over the Grizzlies. Blair scored just eight points in the contest on 4 of 5 shooting. He also grabbed five rebounds to go along with one assist, a block and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Blair has shown the ability to put up a big number in the scoring column, but has been very inconsistent at times. He is averaging just 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in the three games since the All-Star break, although he is shooting a whopping 64 percent from the field over that stretch. Continue to view him as a solid low-end Fantasy option heading into Week 19 (Feb. 28-March 6).
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair has barely been in double figures in his last three games since dropping 28 points on the Raptors on Feb. 9. Blair scored 10 points on Monday in New Jersey over 27 minutes. He shot 2 for 6 from the field, a far cry from when he took 21 shots against Toronto. Blair did have a double-double Monday with 11 rebounds.
Analysis: Blair has shown the ability to put up a big number in the scoring column, but he's been anything but consistent scoring the basketball. You can expect around 10-12 points per game from the big man and he's averaging 11.9 per game over his last 10 contests. That comes with 10.2 rebounds and almost a block and makes him worthy of use in most Fantasy leagues. He could be even better, though.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair continues to work efficiently in the middle of the lineup, picking up scrappy points and rebound for the NBA's best team. Much was the same in Tuesday's win over the Pistons. Blair scored 18 points to finish second on the team while shooting on 9 of 15 from the floor. He pulled down 12 rebounds on the night, securing his second double-double in a row and seventh since January 1. "He knows his role, hits the boards hard and has a great touch inside," coach Greg Popovich said. "He plays the game to win, he's a really competitive young man, and he did a good job." Blair chipped in a steal defensively in 29 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Blair is such a big body underneath, that taller-lankier players have a hard time boxing him out. This season he's added some offensive moves to his repertoire and he's started more times than not, so his Fantasy value has increased considerably. Blair's 12 double-double's are icing on the cake for the grinder, proving his consistency on a team flooded with Hall-of-Famers. Continue to utilize the former Pitt Panther as a low-end steady option moving forward.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair notched his 11th double-double of the season in Saturday's 113-100 win over the Kings. Blair scored 10 points in the victory to go along with 12 rebounds on 4 of 9 shooting from the field. He went 2 of 4 from the charity and also chipped in with four assists and two steals while logging 35 minutes.
Analysis: Blair has been playing very well of late, registering a double-double in three of his last five games. He now has 11 on the season after recording just seven all of last year and has been seeing around 28 minutes a game over the last few weeks. Blair is averaging 9.6 points and 9.8 rebounds over his last five contests and is turning into a steady Fantasy contributor. With the Spurs playing four times during Fantasy Week 16 (Feb. 7-13), owners should consider Blair a solid low-end Fantasy option.
News: San Antonio center DeJuan Blair registered 14 points and 12 rebounds in the Spurs' 108-95 victory over Houston on Saturday night. Blair drained 6 of 12 from the field to notch his ninth double-double of the season (he had seven all of last year). Blair also added three assists and matched a season high with three blocks to help the Spurs become the first team in the NBA to reach 40 wins this year. "I'm just speechless right now," he said. "Because it's just such an honor to be on this team, on this quest for greatness, and we've just got to keep it going."
Analysis: Blair's recent play has left several teams speechless as he has managed three double-doubles in his last six games. He played 35 minutes Saturday -- one minutes less than the total of his previous two games (36) -- and was a stellar contributor in every facet. Blair is averaging 9.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in his last five games and could become a steady Fantasy contributor in deeper leagues. If he's available on your league's waiver wire, he could make for a solid option on your bench as a mid-range option.
News: San Antonio center DeJuan Blair posted 18 points and 13 rebounds in the Spurs' 101-92 victory over New York on Friday night. Blair knocked down 8 of 12 attempts from the field to record a double-double in back-to-back games for the third time in his two-year career. "I'm just not thinking," said Blair about his third double-double in his past four games. "I was thinking too much at the beginning of this season." Blair chipped in four steals and three blocks in his 42 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Blair may not be over-thinking his game lately, but he has provided San Antonio plenty of reasons to think about playing him more. Blair's 42 minutes in Friday's game were his most of the season and also marked the first time he has surpassed 40 in his whole career. In his last five games, he is averaging 13.2 points and 8.8 rebounds but is still just averaging 20.2 minutes this season. Blair certainly merits ownership in deeper leagues and could be a must-start in all formats if he gets more minutes.
News: San Antonio C DeJuan Blair's last three games have been telling for the Spurs and Fantasy owners. Blair scored 22 points with 11 rebounds and a block on Wednesday night in a win over Toronto. He played 35 minutes in the game. Just three days earlier against Denver, Blair played 14 minutes and went 1 for 3 from the field to score three points with four rebounds. Over 30 minutes the game before that against Dallas, Blair had 18 points, 13 rebounds and went 7 of 11 from the field.
Analysis: Blair, who scored in single digits in back-to-back games in Minnesota and Milwaukee on Jan. 11 and 12, has been incredibly inconsistent for the Spurs. He's averaging 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game on the year over 20 minutes and we can't tell when he's going to get minutes and when he's not. If he could play as he did Wednesday consistently, he'd be a must-start option. As it is, he's just a middle-of-the-road option with upside.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair continues to start for San Antonio, but his minutes and numbers remains low. Blair played 18 minutes on Tuesday in a win at Minnesota and Matt Bonner is beginning to do more for the Spurs. Blair scored just six points on Tuesday on 3 of 4 shooting with seven rebounds.
Analysis: Blair is averaging 5.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and a steal per game over his last five. He's starting, but getting just 17 minutes per night. Fantasy owners should have him benched in most leagues right now. He's only viable in deeper formats for his rebounding ability.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair only managed to play 11 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics, though he started the game at center. Boston jumped out to an early lead, so coach Greg Popovich opted for a defensive change, and Matt Bonner saw the bulk of the minutes (30) and ended up with 10 points. Blair finished the night with just two points and four rebounds.
Analysis: Blair caught the coach's eye last season with his hard-working play, despite being just 6-7. However, Wednesday proved that even a promising hustle player has nights where the fire isn't there. Popovich expects the best on the defensive end, and no one is an exception. Blair has plenty of upside and potential still, and we don't anticipate Wednesday's poor showing to be a constant this season. Continue to roll with Blair as a No. 3 Fantasy center in most formats unless the situation worsens. His 11 minutes played were the fewest he's seen since Thanksgiving weekend.
News: After posting just four points in 12 minutes Thursday, Spurs center DeJuan Blair got back to some solid work in Saturday's win over the Thunder. He put in 12 points on 6 of 13 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds in the process. Blair also managed to record just his second blocked shot in the last five games while seeing 25 minutes of action.
Analysis: Blair had a night Saturday that owners should come to expect as he flirted with a double-double. His minutes have been a bit varied lately, but he continues to start for San Antonio. His numbers have varied just as much as his playing time has, but he can still put up some solid totals. Continue to roll with Blair as a No. 3 Fantasy center in most formats.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair gave up a lot of size to Magic center Dwight Howard on Thursday, but managed to sneak around him for a few nice layups. Blair would shoot 4 for 11, converting 2 of his 4 foul shots, finishing with 10 points. He added five boards, two assists and three steals in his 23 minutes of action. The Spurs would lose to the Magic, 123-101, on the second night of back-to-back games.
Analysis: Blair hasn't been scoring much, let alone playing a ton of minutes. He's averaging 18 minutes per outing over his last five games. In those contests he's tallying 6.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Blair had been dealing with knee issue, so he could still be dealing with some pain from that. While Blair has a lot of potential, he is too inconsistent to be considered anything more than a No. 3 Fantasy center.
News: After leaving his previous outing with a hyperextended right knee, Spurs C DeJuan Blair returned to the starting lineup on Thursday night against the Nuggets. He played 14 minutes and scored six points on 3 of 4 shooting in the 113-112 win. Blair also had one rebound and one assist. He is averaging 6.7 points with 3.3 rebounds in his last three games.
Analysis: Blair has emerged as the clear starting center for the Spurs this season and has the potential to put up double-doubles from time to time. Playing alongside three elite players in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili limits his ceiling, but he still finds a way to contribute on a nightly basis. Some nights are more productive than others but continue to view the 21-year-old as a No. 3 Fantasy center at best.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair left early Wednesday against the Bucks with a hyperextended right knee. He played 18 minutes, finishing with six points, three rebounds and two assists. He's considered questionable for Thursday's game at Denver.
Analysis: Blair has emerged as the clear starting center for the Spurs this season and has the potential to put up double-doubles from time to time. Playing alongside three elite players in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili limits his ceiling, making him a No. 3 Fantasy center at best. Obviously, he's a risky start in daily leagues.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair might be coming around for San Antonio. He scored 16 points and grabbed 12 boards on Friday night against the Hawks. He shot 70 percent from the field and went 2 for 4 from the charity stripe. He would added four steals, three assists and a block in his 26 minutes on the court.
Analysis: Blair has not scored in double digits in three straight games and logged two straight double-doubles. He's averaging 10.2 points and 8.2 boards over his last five outings; both are over his 6.6 and 6.7 season averages. He's a solid player on a veteran team, but has a lot of potential. For now, Blair is worth using in deeper category-based Fantasy formats.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair recorded his second double-double in his last five games on Wednesday night in a win over the Golden State Warriors. Blair scored 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting over 27 minutes and ripped down 13 rebounds. He added three steals for the Spurs.
Analysis: Blair is playing around 20-25 minutes per game consistently and has been putting up 10 points and eight boards per night over his last five. That comes with 2.0 steals. The limited playing time behind Tim Duncan is tough, but Blair has earned the right to be active in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Spurs center DeJuan Blair finally broke out of his scoring slump dropping in 16 points in Tuesday's 118-98 win over the Warriors. Blair shot 7 of 15 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. He also had two steals in the victory.
Analysis: Blair has been struggling to score of late failing to score in double digits in five straight games prior to Tuesday's contest. While he is the starting center for San Antonio, Blair's minutes continue to be limited. Until he sees an increase in minutes and production, Blair will continue to have just low-end Fantasy appeal in deeper leagues.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair was given the start on Wednesday against Minnesota. He only managed to play six minutes in the game, however, as Matt Bonner and Antonio McDyess saw most of the minutes off the bench. Blair shot 1 for 3 from the field and scored three points with three personal fouls and two turnovers. He grabbed two rebounds.
Analysis: Blair was in foul trouble and did not play well and the Spurs apparently had seen enough. The team won in overtime and clearly didn't need Blair against Minnesota, though Kevin Love had a monster game against them. Blair has been in and out of the rotation and is averaging just 16 minutes per game over his last five. As long as he gets minimal time on the court, Blair is only going to have low-end value for deeper leagues.
News: San Antonio center DeJuan Blair played the first 10 minutes of Wednesday's game against Chicago, going 1 for 3 from the field, finishing with two points. He grabbed five boards and dished out one assist, but would not play again in the game. The Spurs would come back to beat the Bulls, 103-94.
Analysis: Blair didn't have any fouls, so this mysterious benching is just that. It's unknown if he has an injury, wasn't feeling well or just was off his game. This is something Fantasy owners should monitor moving forward. Blair has an upside as he plays for a veteran heavy team and should be leaned on down the stretch of the year. Owners should continue to view him as a viable Fantasy center in deeper leagues.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair posted his first double-double of the young season on Saturday night against the 76ers. He scored 13 points and hauled in 12 rebounds, both season highs, in the 116-93 win. Blair went 5 for 8 from the field and made 3 of 4 free throws. He played 24 minutes and also chipped in with an assist, two steals and a blocked shot in the victory.
Analysis: Blair had been pretty quiet this season before having his finest performance of the year on Saturday. His scoring numbers are down from his rookie campaign but the 21-year-old is averaging 7.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals and nearly a block per game, all above his 2009-10 totals. As a young player on an aging Spurs roster, he has the upside for patient Fantasy owners. Continue to view Blair as a viable option only in the deepest of leagues heading into Week 4 (Nov. 15-21).
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair started on Monday at Charlotte but only saw 21 minutes on the floor. He scored just four points on 2 of 6 shooting and added seven rebounds. Blair blocked two shots and picked up a steal.
Analysis: Blair is averaging just 3.6 points per game over 24 minutes in his last five contests. He's shooting poorly at 9 of 31 from the field and his only solid statistic has been averaging 7.6 rebounds and a block. He has enough upside to be worth your patience as a player with 10-and-10 potential under the right circumstance. Right now, though, he seems like a poor play in anything but the deepest of leagues.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair's early-season struggles continued in Monday's game at the Clippers. Despite starting, he played just 20 minutes and was scoreless. He added five rebounds and a block with three turnovers. He averaged 4.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists over his first three games of the season.
Analysis: Blair shot 2 for 9 in the team's opener and 2 for 10 in their next game. On Monday, he attempted just one shot and is clearly not comfortable offensively. Add to that the debut of Tiago Splitter on Monday night after sitting out due to injury and you've got to be concerned about Blair's long-term value. He has enough upside to be worth your patience as a player with 10-and-10 potential under the right circumstance. Right now, though, he seems like a poor play in anything but the deepest of leagues.
News: Spurs C DeJuan Blair was unimpressive in Wednesday's regular season debut against the Pacers. He started at center and played 20 minutes, shooting just 2 for 9 from the field. He scored nine points with only three rebounds and three assists with two steals.
Analysis: Blair is a promising young big man who displayed great upside last season. His shot was off in the opener and he struggled to get into any type of rhythm, but there will be better days ahead. With the Spurs looking to keep Tim Duncan fresh, Blair is expected to take on a greater role this season and remains a must-start in all formats.
News: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told the San Antonio Express-News that DeJuan Blair will be his starting center for the season opener Wednesday against the Pacers. "It's coming pretty quick for him, and I think he's handled it well," Popovich said. "He's still got a ways to go, but I think playing with those guys will help him improve and understand what's necessary more quickly." Blair has averaged 11.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in six preseason games.
Analysis: Blair averaged 7.8 points and 6.4 rebounds last season, mostly as a bench player. He has the ability to average a double-double per game, though he might have trouble reaching those numbers with all the superstars in San Antonio. Plus, he's no guarantee to continue starting once Tiago Splitter returns from a calf injury. Because of his upside, Blair is worth drafting as a No. 3 Fantasy center.
News: Spurs F/C DeJuan Blair topped 20 points for the first time this preseason on Tuesday night against the Clippers as he dropped 21 on L.A. Blair shot 10 of 17 from the field over 30 minutes and added six rebounds with two steals.
Analysis: Blair has been recording double-doubles in each preseason game thus far. Blair will remain a good scorer, rebounder and shot blocker on a per-minute basis, but since he'll likely have to play a reserve role again, he's a late-rounder at best in Fantasy.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair, who made 23 starts as a rookie last year but mostly came off the bench, was the starting center for the team's first preseason game Thursday at Houston and led the team with 12 points. He also had eight rebounds, two steals and an assist.
Analysis: Of Blair's 23 starts last year, 21 came at center. He performed well enough in the role to earn more playing time this season, but the Spurs did draft 6-foot-11 Tiago Splitter from the Spanish League this summer. Splitter likely would have gotten the start Thursday if not for a strained calf. Blair will remain a good scorer, rebounder and shot blocker on a per-minute basis, but since he'll likely have to play a reserve role again, he's a late-rounder at best in Fantasy.
News: Spurs forward DeJuan Blair played well as a rookie this past season. Playing in a reserve role most of the year behind Tim Duncan, Blair averaged 7.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Not bad for a second-round pick. He should enter his second year with the chance to start next to Duncan if the Spurs decide to part ways with Antonio McDyess.
Analysis: Coach Gregg Popovich was impressed with Blair this season. "For a rookie he's had a great season," Popovich said in an interview with CBSSports.com. "DeJuan is a natural basketball player. I haven't taught him a damn thing. I don't know how he scores. I don't how he does what he does on the court. He just does it. I just figured I would leave him alone and not screw him up. He has no moves. When he catches it, none of us know what's going to happen. But we know he's going to get to the basketball, and he just figures out ways to get things done. He's just kind of a natural." We view Blair as a solid Fantasy reserve heading into 2010-11. He's worth drafting with a late-round pick in all formats.
News: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in an interview with CBSSports.com that he's pleased with how rookie forward DeJuan Blair has played this season. Blair is averaging 7.7 points and 6.2 rebounds for the season. "For a rookie he's had a great season," Popovich said. "DeJuan is a natural basketball player. I haven't taught him a damn thing. I don't know how he scores. I don't how he does what he does on the court. He just does it. I just figured I would leave him alone and not screw him up. He has no moves. When he catches it, none of us know what's going to happen. But we know he's going to get to the basketball, and he just figures out ways to get things done. He's just kind of a natural."
Analysis: Blair has been a decent Fantasy option this season, but his main value lies in keeper leagues. He could see a bigger role with the Spurs next season if Antonio McDyess leaves, which would allow Blair to start alongside Tim Duncan. Blair has the potential to be a No. 3 Fantasy forward in 2010-11.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair only saw 18 minutes on the court on Friday in a loss at Houston. The rookie scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. He shot 4 for 4 from the field and added a block and a steal. He also fouled out in just 18 minutes.
Analysis: Blair needs to keep his hands to himself and maybe he'd stay on the court a bit longer. We've all witnessed what he can do when given minutes and in the right circumstances. It seems obvious, however, that that will be the exception and not the rule, at least this season. He's mainly worth caring about in the deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: San Antonio F DeJuan Blair had 22 points and 23 rebounds to give the NBA rookies a 140-128 victory over the sophomores in the Rookie Challenge on Friday night. Blair, who told his teammates before the game that he was going for every rebound, had one of the highlight plays after a turnover by the sophomores in the first half. Stephen Curry flipped the ball to Blair, who threw it off the backboard and grabbed it out of the air before slamming it home.
Analysis: While he's shown at times this season that he has the potential for high-end numbers, Blair won't have the role to produce those numbers on a regular basis this season -- at least while Tim Duncan is healthy. View him as a stopgap measure in standard formats and as potential Tim Duncan insurance.
News: Spurs F DeJuan Blair had a team-high 17 points off the bench Thursday night in Denver, playing 21 minutes and shooting 8 for 11 from the field. He added nine rebounds. Blair had totaled 16 points and eight rebounds in his previous two games.
Analysis: Blair had a hot hand in his 21 minutes on the floor. While he's shown at times this season that he has the potential for high-end numbers, he won't have the role to produce those numbers on a regular basis this season -- at least while Tim Duncan is healthy. View him as a stopgap measure in standard formats and as potential Tim Duncan insurance.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair scored 20 points and grabbed six boards as he hit the first nine shots he took and finished 9 for 11 from the field over 21 minutes Wednesday at Sacramento. Blair added two steals and a block. The Spurs may choose to bench Tim Duncan in Thursday's game at Portland due to limiting the Big Fundamental on back-to-back nights.
Analysis: Blair would see a major boost in Fantasy potential in all daily leagues should Duncan be held out on Thursday. Normally, Blair has Fantasy appeal in deeper leagues as he's learning as an NBA rookie.
News: Spurs F DeJuan Blair had 10 points off the bench in Sunday's game against Denver. He played 11 minutes and was 4 of 4 from the field. He had eight points and 10 rebounds on Friday night against Memphis in 18 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: We've seen from Blair that he can be a very solid player at the NBA level when given a chance to play, but unfortunately he doesn't always get that chance playing for a team with so many options in San Antonio. View him as a decent Fantasy reserve and somebody who could be helpful under the right circumstances.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair had another double-digit rebounding effort on Friday in a win over Memphis. Blair scored eight points on 4 of 8 shooting over 18 minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds with a block.
Analysis: Blair is getting just 23.2 minutes per game over his last five but that is still equaling just under 10 boards per game. As long as that is happening, he can be used in deeper leagues.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair is not going to be a consistent scorer at any point this season. Playing behind Tim Duncan in San Antonio, he's averaging 7.1 PPG on the year and that is likely what his numbers are going to be going forward. That said, averaging 28 minutes per game over his last five contests, Blair continues to rebound at a high level with 11 per game.
Analysis: Blair has rebounding efforts of 16, 13 and 11 among his last five-game span and he enters Week 14 (Jan. 25-31) where the Spurs will meet a favorable four-game schedule. Don't expect too many double-digit scoring efforts but if you need rebounding in deeper Fantasy leagues, don't shy away from using the rookie out of Pittsburgh.
News: San Antonio F DeJuan Blair had 11 points and 16 rebounds in a 92-76 victory over San Antonio on Friday, one game after he had 28 points and 21 rebounds in a win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should take note that Duncan has not been in full swing this road trip and that Blair has stepped in nicely in his role. He is only a rookie that will continue to get better. With three games next week, Fantasy owners might want to start Blair in the No.4 Forward position in Fantasy Week 13 (Jan. 18-24).
News: San Antonio was without Tim Duncan on Wednesday at Oklahoma City due to the big man resting after back-to-back games. This worked out well for rookie forward DeJuan Blair, who was given the start in Duncan's place. Blair absolutely went off for a career-high 28 points on 11 of 17 shooting in the overtime win. He added a career-high 21 rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes on the court.
Analysis: Blair may never come close to duplicating these numbers but the important thing to take from this performance is that he does have this kind of ability. Blair slid into Duncan's spot and played every bit as well as the big man usually does and it resulted in a tough overtime win. Blair is only averaging 6.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and about a half a block per game in his rookie season and only has low-end Fantasy appeal, for now. He is clearly going to be worth more than that soon, though, so pick him up if you have room.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair managed four points over 15 minutes on Sunday in a win over the Nets. Blair shot 2 for 6 from the field and grabbed two rebounds.
Analysis: Blair is bringing in 5.2 points per game over his last five contests. Unfortunately for the rookie, that is lower than his season average of 6.6 per game. He's seeing fewer minutes of late and not more with the season as one would hope. He is only worth using in the deepest of Fantasy leagues at this moment.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair is still starting as he scored 11 points and grabbed six boards on Tuesday in a win over the Wolves. Blair shot 3 of 7 from the field and blocked a shot.
Analysis: Blair is averaging 8.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game over his last five contests. Although he's starting right now, those numbers aren't really any greater than they've been in the past this season off the bench. The added rebounding numbers are where his value lies and as long as he's getting at least 20 minutes per night, Blair can be used in deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: The Spurs moved rookie PF DeJuan Blair into the starting lineup Monday against the Clippers, bumping Antonio McDyess to the bench. Blair had eight points and six rebounds in 16 minutes.
Analysis: Blair didn't get much more playing time even if he did start. Despite his limited minutes, he can put up surprisingly good numbers, which shows you what kind of upside he has. Until he gets a bigger role, though, he's not worth using in Fantasy.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair had 12 points and six rebounds in only 13 minutes off the bench Tuesday at Phoenix. He had 14 points and nine rebounds in only 17 minutes two days earlier.
Analysis: Blair's limited playing time makes him too inconsistent to use in Fantasy, but for as much as he does at times, he clearly has the potential to develop into something special. Keep an eye on how the Spurs use him.
News: Spurs rookie PF DeJuan Blair, who had back-to-back double-doubles Nov. 29 and Dec. 3, has had back-to-back miserable performance in two games since. He scored one point and pulled down two rebounds Monday at Utah after scoring four points and pulling down two rebounds Saturday against the Nuggets.
Analysis: Blair has gone through several of these stretches already this season. When he gets enough minutes, he's a nightly double-double threat, but the Spurs rarely make him a significant part of the rotation. He should remain on waivers in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Spurs PF DeJuan Blair had just three points, two rebounds and one assist off the bench Thursday against the Jazz. He played only nine minutes and has a total of 15 over his last two games.
Analysis: Blair, a rookie, played a big role for the Spurs back when Tim Duncan was hurting, but he doesn't look like an important part of their rotation now, averaging just 3.2 points over his last six games. Leave him for deeper leagues.
News: Spurs rookie PF DeJuan Blair, who had a double-double in the season opener, came close to his second in 21 minutes off the bench Thursday at Utah. He finished with 14 points and nine rebounds and is now averaging 9.8 points and 8.5 rebounds through his first four games.
Analysis: Not bad for a rookie, especially on a team known for having an inflexible rotation. Blair is showing he already has an important role on this team, and it will only grow from here. His inconsistent minutes make him just a low-end option in Fantasy, but he should definitely be on your radar.
News: Spurs rookie PF DeJuan Blair had an impressive NBA debut on Wednesday against the Hornets. Blair scored 14 points on 7 of 10 shooting and ripped down 11 rebounds for his first career double-double. He added three assists.
Analysis: Blair was posting lots of double-doubles in the preseason but we really didn't think he'd translate that into regular season games. He did Wednesday and if this continues he'll become a top Fantasy sleeper.
News: Spurs rookie PF DeJuan Blair played well off the bench in preseason action on Tuesday night against Oklahoma City. Blair racked up a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards. He added three steals and a block in just under 15 minutes on the court.
Analysis: Blair has had three very big games already this preseason, having managed 16 points and 19 rebounds against the Rockets in just 22 minutes of action and 28 points against Miami followed by 11 and 12 against the Clippers. He has three double-doubles in five games and is making a case for good minutes out of the preseason. Finding minutes in the stacked rotation in San Antonio may be tough. He's clearly someone to target in keeper leagues, however.
News: Spurs rookie DeJuan Blair scored 28 points on 11 of 13 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 95-93 in a preseason game Sunday night. Blair scored 15 of his points in the final quarter, including a nifty basket inside with 1:02 left.
Analysis: Blair has had two very big games already this preseason, having managed 16 points and 19 rebounds against the Rockets in just 22 minutes of action. He's making a case for good minutes out of the preseason, though, finding minutes in the stacked rotation in San Antonio may be tough. He's clearly someone to target in keeper leagues, however.
News: Rookie DeJuan Blair took advantage of his first preseason playing time with 16 points and 19 rebounds in 22 minutes against Houston. "I did what coach Pop asked of me and that was to rebound," said the rookie forward from Pittsburgh. "Everything else came after that. I just have to put forth a lot of energy and rebound."
Analysis: Fantasy owners shouldn't get too carried away by the stat line, but it sure is eye-opening. He won't be getting enough run in the regular season while Tim Duncan and Antonio McDyess are healthy. He's a must-own in keeper formats and deeper leagues for his long-term potential, however.
News: Spurs rookie DeJuan Blair scored 13 points with 10 rebounds in his first game at the Las Vegas Summer League. He shot 4 for 7 from the field in 22 minutes.
Analysis: Blair was a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year awards and was fourth in the nation in rebounding at 12.3 boards per game. He was a solid scorer (15.7 points) and many consider him one of the steals of the draft for the Spurs. He could see a chance to play decent minutes this season behind Tim Duncan and would be an interesting pickup if something were to happen to the veteran.
News: The Spurs selected forward DeJuan Blair with the 37th pick in the NBA Draft. He was the Big East co-player of the year and an All-Big East First Team selection in his sophomore season with Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Blair was a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith Player of the Year awards and was fourth in the nation in rebounding at 12.3 boards per gam. He was a solid scorer (15.7 points) and many consider him one of the steals of the draft for the Spurs. He could see a chance to play decent minutes this season behind Tim Duncan and would be an interesting pickup if something were to happen to the veteran.