I'm so sick to my stomach to see NBADraft.net have DeJuan Blair slated as the 13th pick. This freaking dude is going to be a bust in the NBA. He should be a mid to late second rounder. I really want to see draft night, if their is any stupid team that will waste a first round pick on this guy. The economy is already bad as it as, why waste a million dollars on a guy that won't be effective in the league and a defensive liability? The only way I see him getting into the first round is if a team with multiple draft picks in the first round, wants to add an enforcer to their frontline.
But it depends on who is drafting him. Because if you look around the league only a few teams need a potential star on their team (this draft there might be 2). So, I believe teams are going to draft on NEED than want, especially since cap room is a B-word, and draft picks are counted against your cap regardless. If I'm any of those teams from 13 to 20 on NBAdraft's board, I'll select Blair. You don't need a star just a solid big man ( who you know going to play some type of D). I don't see him going past Utah because they have to get rid of Boozer, Okur, or Milsap. And Blair can take that Milsap role off the bench, but with a much greater presence on the defensive end.....................
i think any team could use blair and his toughness, but there is no way he should go before pick 25. nobody knows how a undersized forward will play in the nba. its a 50/50 chance on a guy like blair. so i think late first round at best if i am a gm
I think the 25 range is where teams should start looking at him. He won't get away with all his pushing in the NBA, and it's anyones guess as to how much it'll affect his rebounding ability.
I feel that blair will be a mike sweetney or (at best) a craig smith type player. If he does end up as good as craig smith i would be pleasantly surprised.
I See Dajuan Blair As A HUGE Bust! The Guy Is 6'7 And A Center! I Don't Care About His 7'3 Wingspan. How Is He Going To Be Able To Defend In The Fast Paced NBA? He Won't Even Get Down The Floor To Play Defense. Not To Mention He Will Get Blocked Over And Over Again.
Duece said he couldnt jump over a phone book..lol. thats was a good one.
Pretty good role player at best if he ever is a star somewhere it would be Europe, he would probably eventually command big bucks over there. As far as the NBA goes he would be a decent player but considering where he slated to go he would be very bust worthy.
Dejuan Blair dropped 40 lbs after the season. he is not a bust