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July 8, 2011
The 76ers have switched their affiliate in the NBA Developmental League to the Maine Red Claws from the Springfield Armor. The Sixers, Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats will all serve as parent clubs. The Red Claws are among seven teams in the 16-team league to have affiliations with three teams. The Sixers used the D-League this past season for rookie forward Craig Brackins, who had three stints. He averaged 20.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in 18 games. The New Jersey Nets are the lone parent club for Springfield for next season.
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February 12, 2011
76ers Notes As if the most obvious number of all, team record, wasn't daunting enough for the 76ers heading into Friday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, even more eye-popping numbers were available the deeper you dug. San Antonio, the NBA's best team, entered the game with a 44-8 record. The 76ers, an improving team, were 24-28. Earlier in the season, on Nov. 13, the Spurs defeated the Sixers, 116-93. That game was never close. Since then, the Spurs have separated themselves as the front-runners for the NBA title: Every team in the history of the league that has started 44-8 or better has won the championship.
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April 7, 2011
76ers Notes Although Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks was technically worth only one victory, much more was at stake: the Eastern Conference's sixth playoff seed, momentum, and a little bit of East Coast prestige. It has been years since the NBA had a legitimate Philly-New York rivalry, but this season the rivalry has gained a foothold. With Wednesday night's victory over the Sixers, the Knicks moved into the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.
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August 30, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
76ers big man Craig Brackins has signed with Maccabi Ashdod of the Israeli Basketball Super League. The contract is for less than the entire season, running only through December, and includes an opt-out clause if the currently locked out NBA resumes play before the contract's conclusion. Terms of the overseas deal were not known, but Brackins is under contract with the Sixers for $1.4 million this season. Brackins, 23, is the second member of the Sixers to sign overseas.
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March 5, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's not often that a seven-year veteran will listen to a rookie, but before Friday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 76ers rookie Craig Brackins told Andre Iguodala to go out and get a triple-double. Iguodala's response? "I said, 'I got you,' " Iguodala recalled. "He thought I was joking. " His performance was no joke. Iguodala collected 22 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds as the Sixers defeated the Timberwolves, 111-100, at the Wells Fargo Center.
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January 8, 2011
76ers Notes 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. In two appearances, he has played a total of 21 minutes.
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June 7, 2011 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
After the 76ers worked out five more potential draft picks yesterday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, second-year forward Craig Brackins spent about an hour with assistant coach Brian James, working on some midrange jumpers and drop steps around the basket. Brackins also practiced coming off imaginary screens, took passes and fired, mostly from inside the three-point line. He put in repetition after repetition, looking to improve his already impressive outside game and strengthen his interior moves.
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April 7, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Looking dapper in a suit coat, rookie Craig Brackins stood near Jodie Meeks' locker. "In and out," Brackins said. "You can't be mad at that. That's all it was: in and out. " Meeks nodded, looking unconvinced. Accepting consolation and thinking reasonably are difficult tasks when you've just missed - by a hair's breadth, really - a three-pointer that would have given your team an epic, come-from-behind victory over the New York Knicks. Instead, the 76ers lost, 97-92, Wednesday night.
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June 23, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luke Babbitt, James Johnson, Marreese Speights, Nick Young. Those are the last four No. 16 NBA draft choices. How did they pan out? Too soon to judge Babbitt, who made two trips to the D- League as a rookie. The Chicago Bulls quickly moved Johnson for a future second- round pick - i.e. nothing. Speights is Speights. And Young averaged 17 points last season. What does any of this mean? At that spot in the draft, it's easier to find a guard. Frontcourt players with any likelihood of success have been grabbed, so the degree of difficulty on choosing the right center or forward is higher.
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June 1, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dominic Cheek never quite lived up to the billing that preceded his three seasons at Villanova, so it's no wonder the early-entry NBA candidate is looking forward to turning the page. On Wednesday at St. Joseph's University, Cheek began the next phase of his basketball life, as he joined four other players in a pre-draft workout in front of 76ers coach Doug Collins and other team officials. In his first workout since leaving Villanova, the 6-foot-6 Cheek - not seen by many as likely to be selected in the two-round draft - was joined by Kim English (Missouri)
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June 1, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dominic Cheek never quite lived up to the billing that preceded his three seasons at Villanova, so it's no wonder the early-entry NBA candidate is looking forward to turning the page. On Wednesday at St. Joseph's University, Cheek began the next phase of his basketball life, as he joined four other players in a pre-draft workout in front of 76ers coach Doug Collins and other team officials. In his first workout since leaving Villanova, the 6-foot-6 Cheek - not seen by many as likely to be selected in the two-round draft - was joined by Kim English (Missouri)
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March 6, 2012 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
MILWAUKEE - The ball appeared to be in Evan Turner's court. At least for one night. The second-year swingman was thrust into the starting lineup Monday night by 76ers coach Doug Collins instead of usual starting two-guard Jodie Meeks. Rookie Nikola Vucevic also was inserted into the starting five against the Milwaukee Bucks. He took over at center for fellow rookie Lavoy Allen, who had started 11 consecutive games in place of injured starter Spencer Hawes. It seemed to be a good time for Collins to give Turner his first start of the season.
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August 30, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
76ers big man Craig Brackins has signed with Maccabi Ashdod of the Israeli Basketball Super League. The contract is for less than the entire season, running only through December, and includes an opt-out clause if the currently locked out NBA resumes play before the contract's conclusion. Terms of the overseas deal were not known, but Brackins is under contract with the Sixers for $1.4 million this season. Brackins, 23, is the second member of the Sixers to sign overseas.
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July 8, 2011
The 76ers have switched their affiliate in the NBA Developmental League to the Maine Red Claws from the Springfield Armor. The Sixers, Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats will all serve as parent clubs. The Red Claws are among seven teams in the 16-team league to have affiliations with three teams. The Sixers used the D-League this past season for rookie forward Craig Brackins, who had three stints. He averaged 20.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in 18 games. The New Jersey Nets are the lone parent club for Springfield for next season.
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June 23, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luke Babbitt, James Johnson, Marreese Speights, Nick Young. Those are the last four No. 16 NBA draft choices. How did they pan out? Too soon to judge Babbitt, who made two trips to the D- League as a rookie. The Chicago Bulls quickly moved Johnson for a future second- round pick - i.e. nothing. Speights is Speights. And Young averaged 17 points last season. What does any of this mean? At that spot in the draft, it's easier to find a guard. Frontcourt players with any likelihood of success have been grabbed, so the degree of difficulty on choosing the right center or forward is higher.
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June 7, 2011 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
After the 76ers worked out five more potential draft picks yesterday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, second-year forward Craig Brackins spent about an hour with assistant coach Brian James, working on some midrange jumpers and drop steps around the basket. Brackins also practiced coming off imaginary screens, took passes and fired, mostly from inside the three-point line. He put in repetition after repetition, looking to improve his already impressive outside game and strengthen his interior moves.
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May 6, 2011
"Darling, you've got to let me know. Should I stay or should I go? "If I go there will be trouble, but if I stay it will be double. "So come on and let me know, should I stay or should I go?" - The Clash, 1982. What we already know is that the Sixers are going to make some changes during this offseason. Nobody is kidding themselves that a 41-41 record and a first-round loss to the Miami Heat in the playoffs are where the Sixers organization wants to stay.
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April 7, 2011 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Looking dapper in a suit coat, rookie Craig Brackins stood near Jodie Meeks' locker. "In and out," Brackins said. "You can't be mad at that. That's all it was: in and out. " Meeks nodded, looking unconvinced. Accepting consolation and thinking reasonably are difficult tasks when you've just missed - by a hair's breadth, really - a three-pointer that would have given your team an epic, come-from-behind victory over the New York Knicks. Instead, the 76ers lost, 97-92, Wednesday night.
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April 7, 2011
76ers Notes Although Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks was technically worth only one victory, much more was at stake: the Eastern Conference's sixth playoff seed, momentum, and a little bit of East Coast prestige. It has been years since the NBA had a legitimate Philly-New York rivalry, but this season the rivalry has gained a foothold. With Wednesday night's victory over the Sixers, the Knicks moved into the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.
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March 7, 2011 | By BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
After the first 17 games of the season, rookie Craig Brackins had seen action in just one game, scoring six points in 10 minutes during a blowout loss in Toronto. A few days later, he was sent down to the NBA Development League. It was the best thing that could have happened for Brackins. The 6-10 forward knew coming into the season, after the Sixers acquired him from New Orleans in a preseason trade, that his minutes would be limited. Coach Doug Collins said that while he loved Brackins' game and attitude, this would be more like a redshirt season for the Iowa State product.
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