DeJuan Blair Signs With Russian Team, According To Report

DeJuan Blair has signed a deal to play with Krasnye Krylya of Russia's Professional Basketball League during the NBA lockout, reports the indomitable Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Blair is under contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Under FIBA rules, Blair's contract must include a clause allowing the power forward to return to the Spurs when the lockout ends.

NBA lottery pick Joe Alexander and former Celtic Gerald Green played for Krasnye Krylya last season; Woj reports that Alexander and former Wizard Jarvis Hayes will join Blair this season. Krasnye Krylya, based in the southwestern city of Samara, is not eligible for Euroleague or Eurocup.

Blair signed a four-year, $3.8 million deal with the Spurs after S.A. took him in the second round in 2009. Despite an incredible college career at Pitt, Blair slipped on concerns of his lack of ACLs due to multiple knee injuries. He's remained healthy in the pros. His 2011-12 contract with the Spurs, however, is only guaranteed up to $500,000, though, and his 2012-13 contract is fully unguaranteed.

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