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David Murphy: Sixers smart to make NBA draft trade, build portfolio in more than one way

You might be tired of hearing the word "asset," and that's understandable. For about 20 minutes, the Sixers looked as if they were right there with you. Sometimes, the safe, boring, obvious choice is the right one, and when the clock stopped ticking on the No. 10 pick in Thursday night's draft, they appeared to have made it. This was no time to prioritize the future, to spurn the bird in hand and chase the velociraptor in the distance. Not after a 52-win season, with a rapidly-improving core, and a rotation in immediate need of an NBA-ready three-and-D wing. The era of stockpiling assets ended when the Sixers secured the No. 3 seed in the East. Now was the time for cashing them in.

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Why Quincy Pondexter enjoys having his annual youth basketball camp in Fresno

Former San Joaquin Memorial standout and NBA player Quincy Pondexter will hold his sixth annual basketball camp at Buchanan High on June 25-28.