TO RED CLAWS
Marks 2nd NBA Assignment to Team this Season
- The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that the
Charlotte Bobcats have assigned Alexis Ajinca to the team. He joins Bill Walker,
who was assigned by Boston on November 21, as NBA players on
assignment with the Red Claws. The announcement was made by Red Claws President
and General Manager Jon Jennings.
Ajinca, 7-0, has appeared
in six games for the Bobcats this season, averaging 1.7 points and 5.0 minutes.
Last season, he appeared in 31 games for Charlotte,
averaging 2.3 points, 1.0 rebound and 5.9 minutes before being assigned to Sioux Falls of the NBA
D-League on March 9, 2009 for the remainder of the season. He averaged 11.9
points, 6.8 rebounds and 22.8 minutes with the Skyforce, scoring in
double-figures in eight of eleven games.
Originally selected in the
first round, 20th overall, of the 2008 NBA Draft by Charlotte, Ajinca played two
seasons professionally in his native
prior to entering the NBA Draft.†
Ajinca, who arrived in Maine last night, will be in the lineup
Friday night when the Red Claws face the Springfield Armor at the Portland Expo
in the teamís first home game of the season.