Blair is expected to be waived by the Suns on Monday, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 in Phoenix reports. Blair came over from Washington in the Markieff Morris deal, but it looks as though the Suns are not interested in rostering the 26-year-old, who has not been a consistent rotational piece since the 2013-14 season. The former Pittsburgh standout will look to catch on with another team but may have to wait until the offseason to find a new home if interest is low.
Blair was traded to the Suns on Thursday along with Kris Humphries and a protected first-round pick in exchange for Markieff Morris Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports reports. Blair figures to be a deep bench asset with the likes of Jon Leuer, Kris Humphries, Mirza Teletovic, Alex Len, and Tyson Chandler clogging minutes in the post. The 2015-16 season has been a tough one for the 26-year-old Pittsburgh product thus far, as he averaged 2.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.1 blocks, and 0.3 steals in 8 minutes per contest through just 29 games. It is likely that Blair's minutes situation will not improve much if any with the Suns.
Blair has averaged 2.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 8 minutes per game through 29 games this season. Blair has failed to see much time on the court through the first half of the season, in part because of a lingering knee injury that continues to make his availability questionable. He can look forward to the All-Star break as some extra time to rest up. Even if healthy, Blair is buried deep on the Wizards' bench behind the likes of Kris Humphries, Nene Hilario, and Jared Dudley.
Blair (knee) played 13 minutes off the bench in Monday's 114-100 win over the Bulls, providing eight points (4-6 FG), three rebounds, and one assist. Blair had missed the Wizards' previous six games while dealing with a sore knee, but checked out fine during the team's morning shootaround and was given clearance to play. His contributions were needed with the Wizards missing Marcin Gortat (knee) and Kris Humphries (knee) while Nene Hilario (calf) and Drew Gooden (calf) only recently returned from injuries of their own, but once at least three of those players are fully healthy at the same time, Blair's spot in the rotation could be eliminated.
Blair (knee) is a game-time decision for Friday's game against Toronto, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports. Despite being cleared to play Wednesday, Blair did not get off the bench against the Cavaliers and now his knee injury has his status for Friday up in the air. With Kris Humphries (knee) out and Drew Gooden (calf) playing on a minutes restriction, another missed game from Blair would test Washington's front court depth.
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