Report: Blair could be headed to Russia to play during lockout

Spurs forward/center DeJuan Blair might be headed to Russia to play during the NBA lockout.

Respected Yahoo Sports NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reports that to play for an unnamed Russian team.

Wojnarowski tweeted the deal could be struck later this week sending Blair overseas.

Blair has spent most of the lockout this summer and working out in the Pittsburgh area.

He would become the second Spurs player to play in Russia. Backup point guard Chris Quinn, a team based in Moscow. Quinn’s deal does not have an opt-out clause, meaning he won’t be able to return to play in the NBA if the lockout is settled.

If Blair leaves, it would be one of the biggest departures by an NBA player so far.  The work during the lockout would be good for him, although the Spurs would likely want assurances he could return back home if the lockout ends sooner than expected

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