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The 76ers selected Maurice Harkless from St. John’s with the #15 pick in the NBA Draft. Harkless is 19 and was the Big East Rookie of the Year.
The 76ers selected Maurice “Moe” Harkless from St. John’s with the 15th selection in the NBA Draft last night. Harkless is 19 and 6’9″, was the Big East Rookie of the Year and averaged 15.5 points per game and 8.6 rebounds. It was a puzzling pick to most people because of Harkless’ similar skill set to Andre Iguodala, Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young.
Harkless is fast and athletic, a solid defender and a decent rebounder. He drives the basket well, but is inconsistent with his jump shot and three point shooting. Sound familiar?
With the drafting of Harkless, and the over abundance of the players with the same skill set, the Sixers’ plans seem to be coming into focus. Clearly they Sixers will keep Thaddeus Young, having just signed a multi year contract extension last year. Either Evan Turner or Andre Iguodala will likely be moved. When and to ...
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The 76ers have three picks in this year’s draft and they need to draft big. With Spencer Hawes being an free agent the only true center on their roster is Nikola Vucevic. Power forward Elton Brand is on the down side and Lavoy Allen is still coming into his own. While I think the 76ers should have taken Tyler Zeller here I like the pick of Harkless. The picks reallys...
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Fallout from Spencer Hawes Twitter Outburst Inevitable?
Spencer Hawes will likely lose some fans and gain new one after tweeting his hot sports opinions regarding the country’s hottest topic. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s unfortunate 5–4 vote to uphold President Obama’s health care initiative, Hawes cut loose…
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Ugh, I’m so sorry, you guys, but I’m really pissed off so we’re going to talk about politics for just a second. Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes is 24-years old, attended a highly-regarded prep school, and went to the University of Washington. Because he’s 7-foot-1, he’s been able to play basketball his whole life and he parlayed that into being the 10th player...
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On Wednesday in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Steve Nash held his “Showdown” soccer event that benefited the Steve Nash Foundation. Dubbed the “Showdown in Chinatown 2012,” various dignitaries from the world of sports participated, including Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand. In retrospect, my guess is Brand wish he wouldn’t have attended. After international [...]
Most likely since the house had been on the market for a while. But selling his house in Philadelphia is probably the right move for Andre Iguaodala. It’s been rumored for a while now that Iguodala would eventually be traded by the Sixers because they have too many players that essentially play the same position. And low and behold, the Sixers added yet another player that would...
I know all of the talk is focused on tonight's NBA Draft, but I found this pretty interesting. According to a piece on ESPN Boston, Doc Rivers & Doug Collins will serve as basketball analysts for this years summer Olympics. Both Rivers and Collins have been NBA commentators for ESPN and TNT respectively, and will join each other for the Olympics. More on this story here.
I was in New York to cover Steve Nash’s “Showdown in Chinatown” charity soccer game. There, I spoke to Elton Brand briefly about Kevin Garnett, against whom Brand and the Philadelphia 76′ers matched up for seven grueling games in the conference semifinals.
The simple question was whether he, as a man who faced him on the floor just a month ago, saw any signs of wear in...
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...
Elton Brand of the Philadelphia 76ers kicks the ball into the face of Mike Dunleavy, Jr. of the Milwaukee Bucks during The Steve Nash Foundation’s Showdown in Chinatown 2012 — Dunleavy just has one of those faces that deserves a ball in the face. Check the gallery below to see some pics from the Event. -TO
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Back on Wednesday, The Steve Nash Soccer Showdown hit Sarah D. Roosevelt Park in New York City with a myriad of different celebrities on hand to play in the game.Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand was playing in the game and attempted a shot on goal for the white team.The shot instead of going near the goal decided to locate the face of Milwaukee Bucks forward Mike Dunleavy,...
The Philadelphia 76ers took Maurice Harkless from St. Johns with the 15th pick in the NBA draft. The nineteen-year-old Harkless is a small forward, weighs 190 pounds and stands 6′ 9″. He was the Big East Rookie of the Year and started all 32 games for the Red Storm. He averaged 15 points, eight rebounds, and a little over one block and one assist per game. His free-throw...