Bulls, Clippers Interested in DeJuan Blair?
Over a dozen teams have expressed some level of interest in (DeJuan) Blair, but the 24-year-old is hoping to sign a multi-year deal or have the San Antonio Spurs facilitate a sign-and-trade so that he can retain his Bird rights. So far, the Spurs haven’t been very cooperative since they obviously won’t agree to take part in a sign-and-trade that doesn’t benefit them.
If the sign-and-trade option falls through, Blair may have to take a one-year deal, play well this season and then try to secure the multi-year deal he desires next summer. The Chicago Bulls have been linked to Blair this offseason and seem like a realistic landing spot for him since they’re a top-tier team that has minutes to offer. The L.A. Clippers have expressed interest in Blair, but only have a minimum deal and limited role to offer the young big man.