Washington, D.C. (WUSA9)--The Washington Wizards continue to rework their roster this offseason. On Wednesday the team announced the acquisition of center DeJuan Blair from Dallas. In exchange, the team sends the Mavericks the rights to Emir Preldzic, a 2009 second round draft pick, who was acquired in the three-team Antawn Jamison trade in February of 2010.
The team released a statement announcing the deal.
"DeJuan gives us a tough inside presence who can score and rebound at both frontcourt positions," said Grunfeld. "His addition makes our bench even deeper and will allow us to be flexible with our lineups."
In five seasons with San Antonio and Dallas, Blair has appeared in 366 career regular season games (179 starts) while averaging 7.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game.