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Archive: June, 2012

Video: Breaking down the Harkless pick

Friday, June 29, 2012, 1:28 AM
Video: With the 15th overall pick in the NBA Draft, the 76ers selected St. John’s forward Maurice Harkless. The Daily News’ John Smallwood breaks down the pick and whether or not Harkless can immediately help the 76ers. Read more

Video: 76ers draft preview

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:51 PM
Video: The Daily News’ Bob Cooney discusses the Sixers’ draft plans and who the team could take with the 15th-overall pick in the NBA Draft. Read more

Dick Jerardi's NBA mock draft

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:09 PM
As the NBA draft gets closer, the Daily News' Dick Jerardi completes a mock draft with his top-30 picks. Who will the Sixers snag at No. 15 on Thursday? Read more

NBA draft Q&A with Dick Jerardi

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 8:31 PM
The Daily News' Dick Jerardi answered readers' questions on the NBA draft in a live Q&A hosted on Here's a transcript from chat. On a mobile device? Click HERE to read Jerardi's thoughts. Read more

Bob Cooney's NBA Mock draft

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:30 AM
Who will the Sixers take with the 15th pick in the NBA draft? Bob Cooney of the Daily News offers projections for the first round of Thursday's draft. Here is a photo gallery with his assessments. Read more

Thorn says Sixers won't move from 15th pick

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 3:13 PM
Big, strong and athletic. That is what the Sixers have said they are looking for when they make their first pick, No. 15, in Thursday's NBA draft. They had a player in for a workout Tuesday who fits that description in 7-1 center Meyers Leonard, out of Illinois. Leonard may or might not be available... Read more

John Smallwood's NBA mock draft

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 12:28 PM
The Daily News' John Smallwood breaks down how he envisions the first round of Thursday's NBA draft. Who will the Sixers take at No. 15? Here's a gallery of each of his top 30 picks. Read more

Daily News 2012 76ers NBA Draft Meter

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 3:23 AM
Daily News sports writers Bob Cooney and John Smallwood have targeted seven players who the 76ers could select in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. Here are their evaluations of each player and a Draft Meter rating from 1 to 10 on the chances that he will be selected (1 is least likely;... Read more

Sixers to host Illinois' Leonard

Monday, June 25, 2012, 6:53 PM
The Sixers will hold an individual workout Tuesday for Illinois center Meyers Leonard in what is likely their last workout before Thursday's NBA draft. Leonard averaged 13.6 pints, 8.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks this past season. At 7-1 and 250 pounds, he is the definition of raw. He has very good athleticism... Read more

Danny Ferry named Hawks' GM

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 7:34 PM
UPDATED: The Hawks have announced that Ferry has been hired as president of basketball operations and general manager. The deal is reportedly for 6 years, which seems likely to be longer than the commitment the Sixers would have been willing to make. I'm very excited to be here today with the opportunity... Read more
About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at and follow him on Twitter.

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