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Blair was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round with 37th overall pick. His stock fell because of questions surrounding his durability and knee surgeries. Blair signed with the Spurs within weeks of the draft on July 17
On January 13, 2010, Blair became the first rookie in Spurs history to record a 20--20 (at least 20 of any two statistical categories) since Tim Duncan, when he finished with 28 points and 21 rebounds (10 offensive rebounds) in a 109--108 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was also the first time in 29 years that a rookie who was not drafted in the first round of the draft recorded a 20&ndash20. Blair recorded his second 20--20 of the season in the Spurs' final regular season game when he recorded 27 points and 23 rebounds against the Dallas Mavericks.
Blair also participated in the Rookie Challenge wherein he showed a strong performance 22 points, and 23 rebounds, becoming the first player to have a 20--20 game in a Rookie Challenge and setting a Rookie Challenge record for rebounds. He won the Rookie Challenge MVP when Tyreke Evans shared it with him.
Blair was named to the 2009--10 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
Mpg - 18.2
Pts - 7.8
FG% - 0.556
Rbs - 6.4 (2.4 off + 4.0 Def )
Ste - 0.6
Blk - 0.5
Pros: *An underrated player, machine rebounder an efficient scorer. A workhorse... Really bulky and strong... Impressive wingspan... Terrific rebounder. A great pick & roll player
Contras: Pretty short for his position... Doesn't play above the rim... Has had several injuries already. Need a midrange
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