Fresh off a private workout with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, DeJuan Blair will workout for the Charlotte Bobcats Friday morning, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned. The Bobcats have the 12th overall pick in the NBA draft and sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports that Blair may not be around when the Bobcats pick at #12. Blair is drawing considerable interest from the New Jersey Nets who hold the 11th overall selection and the Milwaukee Bucks who hold the 10th overall selection in the draft. DeJuan Blair told Inside Pittsburgh Sports during the NBA draft combine in Chicago that he had workouts scheduled with the Oklahoma City Thunder (3, 25), New Jersey Nets (11), Charlotte Bobcats (12), Milwaukee Bucks (10), Chicago Bulls (16, 26), Sacramento Kings (4, 23) and the Indiana Pacers (13).
By Paul Ladewski CHICAGO – Ten weeks have passed since DeJuan Blair played his final game in a Pitt uniform, and to see him at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday afternoon, one message hit home more than any other. The big guy may have left Pittsburgh, but Pittsburgh isn’t about to leave him. Blair is the same well-grounded guy even if he does figure to be a whole lot richer a month from now. He still flashes the same smile that’s as wide as the free-throw lane that he practically owned last season. And Blair still bristles at the talk that he’s too small to make it big at the next level. Those are doubts that he is sure to hear plenty more of prior to the June 26 draft, words that drive him every day of his life, ones that played no small role in his decision toRead More »