Yeah yeah i know there is a forum done on this guy every single week. But this guy cant take going to tha NBA serious.......he is listed as 6'7, but looks more like 6''6 and oh yeah not to mention he plays POWER FOWARD!!!!!!!!! He is a defensive liability waiting to happen, and will ABOSOLUTELY POSITIVELY get destroyed by almost every opposing teams pf. I mean if im a NBA GM i would laugh at any team who waste a 1st round pick on this guy... wat r ur thoughts
I agree, Blair won't be a force at all in the NBA. He is a VERy small PF. He didn't really dominate many big man in the NCAA, well besides Hasheem Thabeet(Soft). So he will be destroyed in the post by NBA 6 10 PF's. 2nd round pick. But the is a chance he will be pretty good like Glenn Davis.
He's better than Glenn Davis, stronger with a few more inches on his vertical. I think he's more athletic than K.Love who is 6'7'' and doing pretty well so what does that mean, i don't know. I can see him as a force on the boards like Reggie Evans. He be a good pick between 20-30. I think he deserves to be a first round pick.
He is not better than big baby! Davis can shoot better and can actually move and get to the basket off the dribble. K-Love is closer to 6'9 or 6'10. Reggie Evans is the third option at the pf fir the 76ers. If drafting your third option at pf is a good first round draft then be my guest but the smart gms will pass on him. I would rather take a chance on Gibson from USC than grab Blair in the first.
Kevin Love is 6''7.75'. I think Blair will be solid NBA player...like Jason Maxiell, Brandon Bass, Paul Millsap...
Where did you get your info? This site has him at 6'9 and espn has him at 6'10. Are you getting this somewhere or is he that tall just because you said?
im tired of hearing about height and weight. how tall was charles barkley again? i rest my case
How talk was the average of when he played?
How talk was the average of when he played?
How talk was the average of when he played?
Why does it matter Charles Barkely would easily avg 25 and 10 in his prime aganist the players in the league today, Barkely was a terror. With Barkely height need not apply. Didnt he kill Robinson (a 7'1 hall of famer in the 1993 playoffs)
Jojososa. How come you never know what you're talking about. First it was about Eric Devendorf, and now this.
Blair will be a solid NBA pro. He is a brute force in the Charles Oakley category. You've probably never heard of his before! Ha ha ha. I can care less if he's 6 feet 7. If you can play basketball, than you can play. How many people said Nate Robinson was too short. And here is averaging 17.5 ppg.
Blair can play. Charles Barkley wasn't tall. Blair is more athletic than Robert Tractor Trailor. Bet you haven't heard of him either. Blair isn't much on scoring, but he could be a top 5 rebounder.
Note. D Hamp is here to bring it straight.
There was on season when Reggie Evans had the highest average rebound per minute played in the NBA. That's where my Evans comparison comes from and plus Blair has long arms for a 6' 6''. He will make a team and get some minutes.
He will be like Sean May aka the biggest Bum Alive
UNC sux it
I think he will be better than may but not a top 5 rebounder
I don't know, I think Blair will measure abuot 6'6 and a half, or somewhere near there. But the thing is, the guy has the "dinosaur neck" thing going. Couple that with his long arms, and I think his standing reach will be around the average for someone 6'8 to 6'8 1/2 without shoes. This might make him a beast due to his low centre of gravity. You guys remember that draft couple years back? um... a few players measured the same height and approximate wingspan in the pre-draft camp. Shelden Williams, the only BIG out of that group, had the shortest standing reach by a few inches. The other guys in the group included Rudy Gay and Ty Thomas, I'm pretty sure. You see Williams today? He can rebound, but can't get his shot off in traffic to save his mother's life. In conclusion, it should be noted that standing reach matters a lot when talking about a big.
I think it's advantageous for Blair to be short and have a BIG standing reach. I'm excited to see the measurements this year in Orlando.
A lot of people are questioning his knee injuries, but they are overlooking how he responded to those same injuries.
As I recall, he responded by going undefeated and winning a state title in high school, being named co-freshman of the year in the Big East and co-player of the year in the Big East.
Nice response, DeJuan...keep up the hard work...I hope you end up on the Bulls!!!
will be a solid backup pf. I really dont see him as a starter playing 30-40 min a night. Blair will be more prodoctive coming of the bench and pounding against not as strong backups. I see his career as a 8 pts. 7 rebs. solid role player.
That's who he should model his game after. An under-sized back-up PF with starter potential, who can come in and provide toughness and good energy on both ends of the floor. If he does that, he will have a very good NBA career.
I think the Bulls fell in love with him yesterday.
i think Blair would be a good player but not that great. I know his measurements is off the hook for a guy who's only at 6'6" but it is only possible if he stays healthy cause from what i heard his knee has problems.
He would be just a great fit for the Bulls and the City of Chicago. They NEED to find a way to get him.
If he turns out to have game and fill a role like Millsap I'm good with that. He doesn't need to be Charles Barkley or Karl Malone, especially if he ends up on the Bulls.
I kind of agree with jojososa on this one. You have to look at Blair's height because he's not Barkley, so there's no point mentioning him. Look at Luke Harangody, better numbers than Blair, is taller and yet he will be lucky to get drafted. Why? Blair will be a decent rebounder at the NBA level, but could struggle offensively. Plus, if I were John Paxson, I wouldn't select him. The Bulls need genuine size and someone one with a post game. Something Blair might not be able to offer. Even Psycho T is a better option for PF in my opinion.
He fits the CULTURE and MOLD of what they are trying to do there.
* Read what their Director of Scouting had to say about him. He's right on the money. By the way he has a very nice game in the paint.
* Check out the baby hook, the finish with the left, the finish with the right, the fade away jumper, the up and under move, and the "bully my way to the basket" maneuver.
The kid has plenty of game, loads of heart, great toughness and strong basketball instincts. Just what the Bulls need!!!
I have a good feeling about this.
DeJuan Blair, Terrence Williams and Sam Young....make it happen John Paxson.
(I want some PITTBulls on this team!!!)
He makes more sense for the Bulls then James Johson. Johnson is a SF, while Blair is a PF.
Blair should be their pick.
He is a better all-around player than James Johnson.
He's the PITTBULL in the Paint the Bulls need and should draft.
He just committed to a second workout with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.
I just saw Larry Bird's press conference about the draft. He said that he really likes 4 players. He also said he prefers experienced guys over potential.
Here's the kicker though. At the very end of the press conference he was asked about experience vs. potential. He said and I quote, "If I have the chance to take a 3 or 4 year player I will!"
Now, they clearly need a PG or a Big-man. Of the guys they worked out, Eric Maynor, Ty Lawson, James Johnson and Tyler Hansbrough have the most experience.
I'm willing to bet those are the 4 guys he is looking at drafting. In other words, they are passing on DeJuan Blair. It's just a hunch on my part, but I'm confident I figured out his 4 guys. My guess is Maynor or Hansbrough.
That would open the door for the Bulls to grab DeJuan Blair at #16.
John Paxson and Gar Forman,
Do you want HEART, TOUGHNESS and INSTINCTS (DeJuan Blair) or HEIGHT, POTENTIAL and LOW BASKETBALL IQ (B.J. Mullens...aka Eddy Curry)?
The choice is easy...it's DeJuan Blair. I'm tired of hearing about his size and his knees. The kid bounced back from his knee issues by winning a state title in high school, then freshman of the year in the Big East, then player of the year in the Big-East (after dominating the likes of Thabeet, Monroe and Harangody), and now he's headed to the NBA. You shouldn't try to predict injuries or judge measurements, just go with what you see during 5 on 5 action. This kid is what I like to call a "PITTBull" in the paint. Not only is that a clever play on words, but more importantly it's the truth.
I figure his NBA career puts him somewhere between Paul Millsap and Wes Unseld.
Again, the choice is easy. The Bulls need TOUGHNESS, ATHLETICISM and SIZE on the perimeter. That's Sam Young. Coincidentally, he also went to Pitt and played with DeJuan Blair. No, I'm not an alum there. I just know who the Bulls need. This guy can defend the perimeter, finish on the break, scrap for rebounds, block shots from behind and spot up, then knockdown a jumper. On top of all that, he grew up a BULLS FAN idolizing Michael Jordan. That's why he wore #23 at Pitt. Much like Blair, I see him as a "PITTBull" on the perimeter. Again, a clever play on words, but also the truth.
I figure his NBA career puts him somewhere between Shane Battier and Michael Cooper.
So, to wrap up.
Forget "BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE" or make that "BEST POTENTIAL AVAILABLE" and GO GET yourself two "PITTBulls"....DeJuan Blair and Sam Young!!!
* It gives you VERSATILITY to match-up against any front-line style in the league.
(Also, trade BG7, post draft, for Terrence Williams!!!)
He's falling down faster than the stock market.