Report: Spurs shopping Blair


Though it’s not much of a surprise, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the San Antonio Spurs are shopping forward DeJuan Blair. DB

According to Wojnarowski, Blair himself is open to a move because he has fallen out of the Spurs’ rotation. Woj also says that his sources think the need to move Blair is to create roster space for European picks the Spurs have drafted in the past, to come to the team next season.

Blair has a non-guaranteed contact this coming 12-13 season where he’s set to make 1.05 million. Though his market value is most likely a draft pick or cash consideration, he still can be a formidable option for a team if he’s given the minutes, as he showed with the Spurs he can score in spurts.

The European players Woj is most likely referring to are Slovenian forward Erazem Lorbek, who is waiting for July 1 to negotiate with the Spurs, and French guard Nando De Colo, who has already said he thinks the Spurs will make a roster spot available to him.

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