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    Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    I wish Craig Brackins could have tried a different team in the NBA. Doug Collins does not like to play young players and I think if he had tried another team his results would have been better. What do you think he needs to do to try the NBA again?



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Quote Originally Posted by docholihawk View Post
    I wish Craig Brackins could have tried a different team in the NBA. Doug Collins does not like to play young players and I think if he had tried another team his results would have been better. What do you think he needs to do to try the NBA again?
    Being a big Celtics fan I'm bummed he didn't stay in the D. He would have been a couple injuries from a Celtics roster spot if he stayed stateside if Pierce goes down long term and Jeff Green/Kris Joseph aren't amazing he has a chance of getting a phone call from Danny Ainge and is very much on Ainge's radar given the summer league appearances. I was almost certain he'd start the year in Maine and basically be the 16th/17th guy on the C's depth chart.



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Doubtful. He's just not physical enough to play his fade-away, perimeter style bball. He's not talented enough to live out there like Dirk Nowitzki or Durrant.



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    I don't like his game at the NBA level much. He's not a physical or assertive player defensively or offensively and he's not a good jump shooter. He'd be a solid role player if he was committed to being any of the above.



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    You mean like the Greg McDermott system?


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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Quote Originally Posted by docholihawk View Post
    I wish Craig Brackins could have tried a different team in the NBA. Doug Collins does not like to play young players and I think if he had tried another team his results would have been better. What do you think he needs to do to try the NBA again?
    No, he's just not good enough to be a rotation guy in the NBA. Needed to rebound and defend much better to stick anywhere. The Doug Collins doesn't play young guys myth isn't true either. He had no problem giving Lavoy Allen major minutes in the playoffs last year, and Nikola Vucevic got a lot of minutes in the regular season too. But I'm sure Brackins will get another shot at the NBA and hopefully he improves his game overseas and makes the most of his next chance.



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    Doubtful. He's just not physical enough to play his fade-away, perimeter style bball. He's not talented enough to live out there like Dirk Nowitzki or Durrant.
    Answer to all Craig Brackins/NBA threads.



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    As much as I'd love to have ex-ISU guys succeed I agree with the majority opinion here...he was good at Iowa State but just not enough talent for the pros



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    Answer to all Craig Brackins/NBA threads.
    Man there are some stupid things posted here. He was a 5 star prospect and a first round draft pick. He has that talent. He's just got to realize what he needs to commit himself to.


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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    He was drafted by Oklahoma City, then traded to New Orleans, then traded to Philadelphia, then signed and released by Boston. I don't think that the problem is that he just didn't get in the right system. My guess is that his NBA career is probably over. I hope he did a good job of investing his original NBA contract money. After reading Paul Shirley's book, it sounds like the European leagues aren't all that good at paying their contract money.



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Man there are some stupid things posted here. He was a 5 star prospect and a first round draft pick. He has that talent. He's just got to realize what he needs to commit himself too.
    Just because a high school senior gets labeled with the 5 star rating doesn't mean he's going to be an NBA star and he's not the only first round draft pick to not be a success



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Man there are some stupid things posted here. He was a 5 star prospect and a first round draft pick. He has that talent. He's just got to realize what he needs to commit himself too.
    Irony.



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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Where did he go? I guess I missed that..




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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    I just don't think he has shown himself to be physical enough for the NBA. Not yet. Most players have to make an adjustment in their game from college to the pros, no matter how good they were in college. So far, it appears that Craig has just not been able to make that adjustment.

    His game may be a better fit in Europe. Plus, he can likely make a lot more money in Europe than he can in the D league stateside. Plus, if he really shines in Europe, someone will give him another chance in the NBA. No, he will not get called up to replace an injured player, like he might in the D league, but the D league pays virtually nothing.


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    Re: Could Craig Brackins have better NBA success in a different system.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Man there are some stupid things posted here. He was a 5 star prospect and a first round draft pick. He has that talent. He's just got to realize what he needs to commit himself too.
    You're right. You just did it.



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