Bobcats send Ajinca to Maine of NBA D-League

Posted Dec. 01, 2009, at 5:20 a.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Bobcats have sent center Alexis Ajinca to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League.

The 7-foot Ajinca has failed to earn a spot in coach Larry Brown’s rotation, and Brown wanted the 2008 first-round pick to get some playing time.

Ajinca has appeared in only six of 16 games for a total of 30 minutes and is averaging 1.7 points and 0.7 rebounds. Ajinca is expected to make his debut with the Red Claws on Friday.

Last Saturday, the Red Claws won their first game ever as a franchise, with a 107-97 victory over the Dakota Wizards in Bismarck.

The move Monday leaves the Bobcats with 13 players on their active roster. Charlotte has won four straight games and hosts Boston Tuesday.

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