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The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have recalled rookie forward Craig Brackins from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Springfield Armor. Brackins was assigned to the Armor on January 15. His first assignment was from November 30 through December 12. In 14 games for Springfield, Brackins averaged 19.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.00 blocks in 37.2 minutes per game. Over his final three games with the Armor, Brackins averaged 24.7 points and 11.3 rebounds. He leaves the D-League tied for the seventh-highest scoring average of any player this season. NBA.com
Given the injuries to center Tony Battie (shoulder), swingman Andre Iguodala (Achilles tendinitis), center Spencer Hawes (back), and Nocioni (finger), the Sixers decided against sending rookie Craig Brackins to the NBA Development League. On Saturday, the Sixers were scheduled to send Brackins to the Springfield Armor for his second stint in the D-League, but the team decided to keep him as insurance against injuries. Philadelphia Inquirer
On Saturday, the 76ers will send rookie Craig Brackins to their affiliate in the NBA Development League, the Springfield Armor. It will be the second D-League assignment for Brackins, a 6-foot-10 forward out of Iowa State University. Though he performs multiple daily workouts, including intervals on the treadmill and on-court sprints, the 23-year-old has gotten very little of the old-fashioned kind of burn: playing time. Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday, Brackins returned to the 76ers after a five-game stint with the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League. His average numbers were impressive in those five games - 17.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. More than numbers, though, it was a chance for Brackins to get back his confidence and work on things that will garner him some minutes with the Sixers. "It was a good experience," said Brackins, who was deactivated for yesterday's game against the New Orleans Hornets. "It felt real good. I feel like I'm in better shape now, I got to play, work on my defense. "My focal point was on the defensive end, just trying to get back, working on screen defense, on the ball, pick-and-roll. Just trying to work on stuff they wanted me to work on." Philadelphia Daily News
The Sixers have recalled Craig Brackins from Springfield, of the D-League. In five games for Springfield, Brackins averaged 17.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.80 blocks in 37.4 minutes per game. He has appeared in one game for the Sixers this season, scoring 6 points in 10 minutes at Toronto on Nov. 24. He was sent to the D-League on Nov. 30. Philadelphia Inquirer
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