The Sixers have finally traded Willie Green (and Jason Smith). Everyone (except JJG) rejoice.
You can essentially look at this deal as Rod Thorn moving two expendable players for a 1st round draft pick (Brackins).
Here is Craig Brackins college profile.
At 6’10, 230 Brackins is another stretch power forward. His best year was his sophomore season where he averaged 20 and 11 on 47.5% shooting.
Here’s the thing, while he played like a stretch four, that doesn’t mean he should continue. He was a subpar three point shooter in college never shooting better than 31%.
This is due in large part because he isn’t considered a banger as a power forward. He hasn’t developed the body for that and is more of a finesse offensive player. So he likes to face up, shoot jumpers and try to use his quickness against slower bigs to score.
Comparing him to a current NBA player some have said a LaMarcus Aldridge type power forward. With his array of offensive moves and shots maybe even Antawan Jamison without the three-point range.
Mark it down – Rod Thorn’s first move as new Sixers President.