After a solid rookie campaign with the San Antonio Spurs, DeJuan Blair showed the NBA he can play at this level and contribute every night. So what will Blair work on to improve for next season? According to him, everything.
Currently, Blair is hosting his basketball camp, the DeJuan Blair Basketball Camp, in Pittsburgh and reflected on his first NBA season. Here are some excerpts from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette.
Blair on his goal for the summer league:
He said his main goal during the summer league is to play power forward well enough to convince the Spurs that he can play that position full-time next season.
Blair on whether he had doubts:
“My favorite part of my first season was just making it,” Blair said. “I didn’t think I was going to make it at all. I went through all of that stuff, my name not being called [in the first round]. I had some doubts. I definitely had some doubts.”
Blair on what areas of his game he wants to improve:
“I’m just trying to get better in all aspects of my game,” Blair said. “I want to keep having fun and keep getting better.”
Personally, I would like to see Blair develop a nice mid-range jumper to his game. If he can start knocking that down, he will be a handful for defenders.
This is great to hear from Blair. Spurs fans know they got a young, promising player in Silver and Black.
To read the complete interview click HERE.