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2012 NBA Draft Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers Looking For Athletic Big

The Philadelphia 76ers could very well draft a big man with their first-round selection (No. 15 overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft. If they do, president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said on Tuesday, they'd like to grab an athletic one.

Thorn also said there are "two, three guys that bring excitement" to the Sixers, and he hopes at least one of them will remain available when the Sixers select.

Athletic bigs in the draft class who might drop to Philadelphia's pick include Meyers Leonard of Illinois and Tyler Zeller of North Carolina. Both are projected as late lottery picks, but could fall to the Sixers at No. 15.

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