The Charlotte Bobcats are sending rookies Alexis Ajinca and Sean Singletary to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA's Developmental League to get a week or so of game experience.
Ajinca and Singletary are expected to start playing with the Skyforce Friday in Reno, Nev. The Bobcats plan to have assistant coach LaSalle Thompson travel with the Skyforce to monitor the rookies' progress.
This is a shift for Bobcats coach Larry Brown, who said previously he felt Ajinca would benefit more from practicing with his NBA team than playing in the D-League. However, neither rookie has played much during the six-game winning streak, with Brown tightening his rotation to about eight players.
i have been waiting for them to send Ajinca to the D-League all season, i hope they leave him there longer than a week though, i don't know what Larry is smoking, but i have to disagree with him on thinking Ajinca benefits more from riding the bench and playing garbage minutes than he would from playing meaningful minutes in the D-League
good move by the Cats