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Maine Red Claws Add 76ers As Affiliate

After the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League switched to a single-team affiliation with the New Jersey Nets, the Philadelphia 76ers were left without a D-League home. That is, until now.

Philadelphia has been added as an affiliate of the Maine Red Claws, who are also the D-League partners of the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats.

"This is the best of all worlds for us," said Jon Jennings, president and general manager of the Red Claws. "The NBA D-League changed the affiliation rules last year, so any player who goes to the affiliate training camps and they get cut, we have the rights to. They don't immediately go into the draft." (via Kennebec Journal)

Maine went 18-32 last season, its second in existence. The Red Claws posted a 27-23 record in their inaugural campaign back in 2009-10. The franchise now has an all-time record of 45-55. Several prospects from the Celtics have spent time in Maine, including Avery Bradley, Lester Hudson and Bill Walker.

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