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Rookie Craig Brackins 'Key' To Sixers' Trade With New Orleans

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, who first broke the story of the Sixers’ four-player swap with the Hornets, adds this note via Twitter:

New Sixers president Rod Thorn had targeted Craig Brackins in late 1st for Nets, and was key to deal with Hornets.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

So although Thorn changed employers, he didn’t lose focus on his target. Brackins is indeed intriguing; the 6-foot-10 forward won’t turn 23 until the preseason and has plenty of upside. In his three seasons at Iowa State, he averaged 16 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists on 44.6 percent shooting.