Mavs send DeJuan Blair to Wizards

Updated: July 17, 2014, 2:10 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Washington Wizards have acquired veteran forward DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Dallas acquired the rights to Emir Preldzic, a 2009 second-round draft pick, in exchange for Blair.

"DeJuan gives us a tough inside presence who can score and rebound at both frontcourt positions," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement released Wednesday. "His addition makes our bench even deeper and will allow us to be flexible with our lineups."

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