Draft Pick Mailbag: DeJuan Blair

Spurs.com recently opened up the mailbag for new addition DeJuan Blair.

  • Spurs Introduce DeJuan Blair

    Name: Adam Luna
    Location: San Antonio, Texas
    Question: What is your goal as a rookie, and how much of an impact do you think you'll be able to have, if given the opportunity to play?

    DeJuan Blair: My goal as a rookie is just to come in and play hard. My ultimate goal personally is to get the Rookie of the Year. I think if I can contribute to the team the way they want me to I think I'll be up for that. But I'll contribute rebounding and being able to put in those dirty points.

    Name: Rodrigo
    Location: Argentina
    Question: Have you seen the Spurs the last few years? Are you aware that now you have fans all over Argentina and France? How do you respond to that?

    DeJuan Blair: Yeah, that's pretty amazing. Just to get their fans from over there is pretty amazing.

    Name: Kyle K.
    Location: Encinitas, Calif.
    Question: Hey DeJuan, loved watching you play under Coach Dixon. What do you anticipate or hope to gain playing with Tim Duncan?

    DeJuan Blair: I want to learn the whole finesse game. I got the power game. I just want to learn, learn to be skilled. I just want to learn as much as I can from him.

    Name: J.B. Garza
    Location: McAllen Texas
    Question: How do you feel your court presence will stand out amongst the other forwards in the league?

    DeJuan Blair: I think it'll stand out nice. I'm just going to work hard and try to be as smarter than a lot of other players, try to be stronger and just work really hard.

    Name: David Lamar
    Location: Montgomery, AL
    Question: What NBA player do you think your game most resembles?

    DeJuan Blair: I kind of patterned my game after Charles Barkley, but more like Paul Millsap right now. You know a lot of dirty points and doing little things like that.

    Name: Gabriel Dupuis
    Location: Round Rock
    Question: How do you feel to be coached by a true NBA legend in Gregg Popovich?

    DeJuan Blair: Coach Pop is an excellent coach and I just want to come in and learn as much as possible.

    Name: Brian Ballantyne
    Location: San Antonio
    Question: Also, what is your favorite Mexican food?

    DeJuan Blair: I don't know I'm going to have to get back with you on that.

    Name: Riley Morgan
    Location: San Antonio, Texas
    Question: Hey Dejuan, I have been a Spurs fan my whole life, and I could not be more excited to have you on the team. I was just wondering, What is an interesting fact about you?

    DeJuan Blair: I don't really know. I like Sponge Bob.