Thorpe's Rookie Rankings


On Blair at #2 "Oct. 29: The league is filled with players who overcome obstacles on their path to greatness. So it could be with Blair, who is undersized for his position and has had ACL surgery on both knees. His length, quickness and great hands help him play with bigger guys, his feel for the game drives him to important spots before others get there, and his strength and toughness give him the advantage when they do arrive. He dominated in his first regular-season outing, giving the Spurs 14 and 11 in just 23 minutes against the Hornets."