Archive: June, 2012
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.
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.
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?
The Daily News' Dick Jerardi answered readers' questions on the NBA draft in a live Q&A hosted on Philly.com. Here's a transcript from chat.
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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.
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 when the Sixers pick, and they may or may not want him. It's all still a mystery as to whom they may select and if they'll stick with selecting an inside presence.
"We had a good workout out today. Meyers Leonard is a guy who is in our mix," Sixers GM Rod Thorn said. "He's over seven feet, has a great body, can shoot the ball and is very athletic. So he's definitely a guy who is in our mix."
That mix, Thorn conceded, includes maybe a handful of players that interest the team. And they most likely won't be moving from that 15 spot.
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.
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; 10 is most likely).
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 and good feet but is very unskilled at the offensive end right now.
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 to help build something special for the Hawks and the Atlanta community," Ferry said in a statement. "The Hawks are dedicated to creating consistent success for our fans and doing so with the right people and the right way. I look forward to an exciting future together."
EARLIER: Danny Ferry, a candidate to replace Sixers president Rod Thorn, has been offered the general manager job with the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report.