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Archive: June, 2011

Thaddeus Young wants back with Collins, Sixers

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 3:58 PM
About to enter his fifth season with an uncertain contract situation and a possible work stoppage, 76ers forward Thaddeus Young appeared unnerved as he oversaw his basketball camp at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia this morning. The five day camp is in its initial run, for boys and girls... Read more

Sixers stand pat, get center and forward in draft

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 11:31 PM
On a day when many thought a major trade would be made - by the Sixers, not the Flyers - the basketball team was much less active than the hockey team. The Sixers didn't make a much talked about move to unload Andre Iguodala and kept the 16th pick, taking 7-foot, 260-pound center Nikola Vucevic out... Read more

Sixers take Nikola Vucevic with 16th pick

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 9:09 PM
A small step with an awfully big body. That’s how you can describe last night’s NBA draft for the 76ers as they weren’t able to make a blockbuster trade (unlike the team they share the Wells Fargo Center with) or a small one, instead standing pat with their pick at No. 16 and selecting... Read more

Source: Iguodala to Lakers rumor untrue

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 12:30 PM
A league source says there is nothing to the rumors of a possible Sixers trade with the Lakers. Rumors abound that the Sixers are talking with the Lakers about trading Andre Iguodala to Los Angeles for Lamar Odom and Ron Artest. "Nothing has been discussed," the NBA source said. "There's nothing... Read more

Daily News 76ers draft meter

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 2:55 AM
The Sixers have the 16th pick in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday night. Daily News Sixers beat writer Bob Cooney and columnist John Smallwood have identified seven potential candidates and rank the likelihood of each being selected by the Sixers, with 1 being least likely and 10 being most... Read more

President Rod Thorn talks Sixers

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 12:55 PM
With Thursday's draft quickly approaching, Sixers' president Rod Thorn met with the media earlier today. He hit on a plethora of topics, including the draft, Andre Iguodala and the possible sale of the team. In short, Thorn said that the team needs to get a big man, either a power forward or a center... Read more

Sixers to bring in Lithuanian 7-footer

Sunday, June 19, 2011, 3:04 PM
Tomorrow's predraft workout could be interesting for the 76ers. Donatas Motiejunas, a 7-foot power forward from Lithuania, is the lone player scheduled. The 20-year-old is projected to go somewhere in the middle of the first round. The Sixers have the 16th pick. He spent last season with Benetton... Read more

Cooney: Sixers on the clock

Friday, June 17, 2011, 3:53 PM
Video: The Daily News' Bob Cooney discusses what the Sixers' needs are and whether they will be able to address them with the No. 16 pick. Read more

Warriors GM: No Ellis deal

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 7:39 AM
Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis has been a hot name in various NBA trade rumors, including a proposed deal that would send him to the Sixers for Andre Iguodala. But not so fast, says Warriors GM Larry Riley. “We are not shopping Monta Ellis," he told Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe.... Read more

Markieff Morris works out for Sixers

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 3:33 PM
Video: Markieff Morris worked out for the Sixers Wednesday. Daily News columnist Bob Cooney has more on the Sixers latest draft workout. Read more
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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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