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The 76ers have recalled Craig Brackins.
Brackins, who was reassigned to the D-League on Feb. 7, has averaged 18.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 34 minutes a night in seven games with the Maine Red Claws.
The second-year forward appeared in eight games with the Sixers earlier this season, but never played any longer than 7 minutes per game. In all eight of those contests, the Sixers won by anywhere from 17 to 35 points. In this case, think correlation, not causation.
Anyhow, with Spencer Hawes' timetable seeming perpetually subject to change, the Sixers could use another body under the basket, even if Brackins is actually less experienced at the NBA level than rookies Lavoy Allen and Nic Vucevic.
But even with Hawes out, Brand having an ongoing thumb thing and Allen and Vucevic looking at times in over their heads, don't count any Brackins getting much run. He's a body, yes, but he's a body with deficiencies on defense. Until those are rectified, a player generally won't find favor with head coach Doug Collins.
And there you have it: 182 words on Craig Brackins.
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