by Tzvi Twersky | @ttwersky

The Sixers have decided to assign Craig Brackins to the Maine Red Claws of the D-League, sources within the organization say.

Brackins, the 21st overall selection in the 2010 NBA Draft, has struggled to get on the court this year after an off-season switch from power forward to small forward. He’s appeared in eight games, posting averages of 3.4 minutes and 0.6 points.

Brackins appeared in three games as a rookie last season. He also appeared in 18 games as a member of the D-League’s Springfield Armor, where he averaged 20.1 ppg and 8.6 rpg.

Brackins will report to the Red Claws, Philadelphia’s D-League affiliate, Tuesday.

There is no timetable set for his return.