Found June 29, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Philadelphia 76ers wanted a big man. They got one, along with a young combo forward who team president Rod Thorn claimed was the brain trust's unanimous choice at No. 15. Selecting St. John's forward Moe Harkless was a surprise, considering the team's need for a big man and the depth of quality power forward/centers. Then they got Arnett Moultrie, a solid center/power forward from Mississippi State by acquiring the 27th pick from the luxury tax-paying Miami Heat for No. 45 and a future first-rounder that's protected through the lottery for "a number of years," according to Thorn. The Sixers are hoping Harkless and Moultrie will both crack coach Doug Collins' rotation as rookies, but they won't know if that's realistic until they get through training camp and the preseason. "We think we've added two players who could be very good for us and significant assets to our team," Thorn said. Thorn claimed the Sixers had Harkles...

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