Craig Brackins, the Philadelphia 76ers first-round selection, has been assigned to the NBA Development League’s Springfield Armor, according to Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News. Brackins will reportedly be with the Armor for five games and should fit in nicely alongside the Armor’s guard Scottie Reynolds, who’s currently their leading scorer.
Brackins has only appeared in one game so far this season, scoring just six points in 10 minutes of action. As such, head coach Doug Collins would like Brackins to get some playing time to see where he’s at.
“We think this will really help him,” Collins said of Brackins assignment. “More than anything, like I tell him if he was to go back to Iowa State he’d be the most dominant player out there, but you don’t see it right now because he’s not getting that time here. We’re hoping that maybe he can go get some game time and see how much he’s improved.”
Most players might not be happy with a D-League assignment, seeing it as a demotion; however, Brackins seems to have taken the news with open arms.
“I’m excited about it,” Brackins said. “I’m going to work on a lot of stuff that I need to work on and get in shape. I don’t care how many lines you run, basketball shape is different.