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Mavs’ Blair Ready to Show Ability in New Role
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 12, 2013 @ 7:46 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
DeJuan Blair, who measures up at 6-7 only on his best days, is having to learn the responsibilities of both center and power forward for the Mavericks since 6-10 Brandan Wright will be sidelined indefinitely with a left shoulder injury.
Blair is a supremely motivated player this season. He was basically shunned by the Spurs last season and signed with the Mavericks for one year because he wants not only to rebuild his value around the league, but also won’t mind getting four chances to extract revenge on the Spurs. Those opportunities will come. But for now, he’s got other priorities.
“It’s a good opportunity for me to learn the system more and learn both the four and the five,” Blair said Saturday. “We’re going to miss him (Wright), but I’ll try to pick up the slack. It’s going to be a lot of work, but it’s also going to be fun. It’s what I want. I hate that it came this way. But that’s how the ball rolls. I can play both (positions).”
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