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NBA Training Camp Watch: Pacific Division

NBA Training Camp Watch: Pacific Division
Oct 11, 2006, 02:29 am
A look at the training camp rosters of all five Pacific Division teams, with an eye on open spots on each roster, and the potential favorites we might see emerge.

Golden State Warriors

Guaranteed Contracts:

Andris Biedrins
Zarko Cabarkapa
Baron Davis
Ike Diogu
Mike Dunleavy
Monta Ellis
Adonal Foyle
Keith McLeod
Troy Murphy
Patrick O'Bryant
Andre Owens
Mickael Pietrus
Jason Richardson
Chris Taft
Dajuan Wagner

Non-Guaranteed:

Matt Barnes
Anthony Roberson
Dijon Thompson

Analysis: The Golden State Warriors had 16 guaranteed contracts on their books until they decided to waive Devin Brown right before his contract became fully guaranteed, saving them 2.1 million dollars in the process. Matt Barnes, Anthony Roberson and Dijon Thompson came into camp without any guarantees, and will need to play well enough to have Keith Mcleod, Andre Owens or Dajuan Wagner cut and their guaranteed salaries absorbed. Contrary to reports, Andre Owens’ three year contract is fully guaranteed for this season, but has no guaranteed compensation for either next year or the year after.




Los Angeles Clippers

Guaranteed Contracts:

Elton Brand
Sam Cassell
Paul Davis
Daniel Ewing
Chris Kaman
Yaroslav Korolev
Shaun Livingston
Corey Maggette
Cuttino Mobley
Zeljko Rebraca
Quinton Ross
James Singleton
Tim Thomas
Aaron Williams

Non-Guaranteed:

Ryan Humphrey
Dawan Robinson
Jawad Williams

Analysis: The Clippers have 14 guaranteed contracts and have already said that they will almost certainly start the season with an open spot in case someone gets injured. That’s really not a surprise considering the way Ryan Humphrey, Dawan Robinson and Jawad Williams looked on the various stops on the road we saw them at over the past 6 months.




Los Angeles Lakers

Guaranteed Contracts:
Kwame Brown
Kobe Bryant
Andrew Bynum
Brian Cook
Maurice Evans
Jordan Farmar
Aaron McKie
Chris Mihm
Lamar Odom
Vladimir Radmanovic
Sasha Vujacic
Luke Walton
Shammond Williams

Partially Guaranteed:

Ronny Turiaf ($50,000)

Non-Guaranteed:

Marcus Douthit
Devin Green
Mamadou N'diaye
Smush Parker- becomes fully guaranteed Oct 31st.
Danilo Pinnock
Von Wafer- becomes fully guaranteed Oct 31st.

Analysis:
The Lakers have only 13 fully guaranteed contracts, but also have 2 partially or non-guaranteed players in Smush Parker and Ronny Turiaf who are basically assured a roster spot based on what they already showed last season. That essentially means that bringing in five extra bodies to camp was nothing but a formality, although things are rarely ever that simple in the NBA. The one X-factor here is Aaron Mckie, whose bad back and general unproductive play last season makes him a serious candidate to be bought out or waived. That would open up one spot, which would seemingly go to either Devin Green or Danilo Pinnock based off what we’ve heard lately and saw in summer league. Mamadou N’Diaye is also a possibility since Chris Mihm will reportedly not be healthy enough to open up the season.




Phoenix Suns

Guaranteed Contracts:

Marcus Banks
Leandro Barbosa
Raja Bell
Pat Burke
Boris Diaw
James Jones
Jumaine Jones
Shawn Marion
Sean Marks
Steve Nash
Eric Piatkowski
Amare Stoudemire
Kurt Thomas

Non-Guaranteed:

Davin White

Analysis: The Suns have only 13 guaranteed contracts, but decided against bringing anyone to training camp that actually stands a chance at making the team, only inviting an anonymous player in Davin White who played in Mexico last season. The Suns wanted to take another look at Jeff Varem, but visa problems prevented him from flying with the team to Europe and most likely derailed his chances of making the team.




Sacramento Kings

Guaranteed Contracts:

Shareef Abdur-Rahim
Ron Artest
Mike Bibby
Quincy Douby
Francisco Garcia
Jason Hart
Kevin Martin
Brad Miller
Vitaly Potapenko- 3,674,584
Ronnie Price
John Salmons
Maurice Taylor
Kenny Thomas
Corliss Williamson

Partially Guaranteed:

Louis Amundson ($75,000)
Pooh Jeter ($7,500)
Justin Williams ($10,000)
Loren Woods ($300,000)

Analysis: Sacramento is another very interesting spot, as they not only have an open roster spot, but also brought in more than one player worthy of filling it. In addition to that, they have two ending contracts who look very much expendable judging by the way they played last season, unless they are kept to be use as trade bait/salary cap filler later on in the season. Guaranteeing Loren Woods $300,000 up front makes him one of the safest bets to make it as long as he puts the effort in and shows some heart. After that Louis Amundson and his $75,000 looked pretty good considering the rave reviews he got from ownership and management--that is, up until the Kings decided to sign Maurice Taylor. He could very well force Sacramento’s hand into waiving either Vitaly Potapenko ($3,674,584) or Jason Hart ($1,680,000), but those could be valuable “assets” to have in a few months for a team looking to cut costs by dumping deadweight at the deadline. Justin Williams and Pooh Jeter are two players who looked like they might have had a chance based on their summer league showings, but now seem to be caught in a numbers game and will probably have to take the minor league or international route into making the NBA on their second go-around.
  • Andris Biedrins nba mock draft
    Andris Biedrins nba mock draft
    Age: 31.2
    Height: 7'0"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 240
    0.5 Points
    2.8 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    2.4 PER
  • Zarko Cabarkapa nba mock draft
    Zarko Cabarkapa nba mock draft
    Age: 36.1
    Height: 6'11"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 235
    2.8 Points
    1.3 Rebounds
    0.3 Assists
    10.2 PER
  • Ike Diogu nba mock draft
    Ike Diogu nba mock draft
    Age: 33.8
    Height: 6'8"
    Wingspan: 7'3 ½"
    Weight: 255
    25.0 Points
    11.1 Rebounds
    1.1 Assists
    25.9 PER
  • Monta Ellis nba mock draft
    Monta Ellis nba mock draft
    Age: 31.7
    Height: 6'3"
    Wingspan: 6'2 ¾"
    Weight: 177
    8.4 Points
    2.7 Rebounds
    3.1 Assists
    9.8 PER
  • Adonal Foyle nba mock draft
    Adonal Foyle nba mock draft
    Age: 42.3
    Height: 6'10"
    Wingspan: 7'5 ½"
    Weight: 263
    0.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    0.0 PER
  • Keith McLeod nba mock draft
    Keith McLeod nba mock draft
    Bowling Green
    Keith McLeod PG/SG
    Age: 37.6
    Height: 6'2"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 190
    9.7 Points
    2.6 Rebounds
    2.4 Assists
    9.1 PER
  • Troy Murphy nba mock draft
    Troy Murphy nba mock draft
    Notre Dame
    Troy Murphy PF
    Age: 37.2
    Height: 6'11"
    Wingspan: 6'11"
    Weight: 230
    4.6 Points
    3.5 Rebounds
    0.5 Assists
    9.1 PER
  • Andre Owens nba mock draft
    Andre Owens nba mock draft
    Age: 34.7
    Height: 6'4"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 200
    6.6 Points
    2.2 Rebounds
    2.0 Assists
    10.8 PER
  • Mickael Pietrus nba mock draft
    Mickael Pietrus nba mock draft
    Age: 35.4
    Height: 6'6"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 200
    8.7 Points
    1.8 Rebounds
    0.9 Assists
    9.3 PER
  • Jason Richards nba mock draft
    Jason Richards nba mock draft
    Age: 31.1
    Height: 6'2"
    Wingspan: 6'4 ¼"
    Weight: 190
    2.9 Points
    1.2 Rebounds
    2.3 Assists
    5.5 PER
  • Chris Taft nba mock draft
    Chris Taft nba mock draft
    Age: 32.3
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: 7'1 ¾"
    Weight: 261
    4.0 Points
    2.5 Rebounds
    0.4 Assists
    11.6 PER
  • Dajuan Wagner nba mock draft
    Dajuan Wagner nba mock draft
    Age: 34.4
    Height: 6'2"
    Wingspan: 6'2"
    Weight: 193
    8.3 Points
    2.5 Rebounds
    0.8 Assists
    6.4 PER
  • Matt Barnes nba mock draft
    Matt Barnes nba mock draft
    Age: 37.3
    Height: 6'8"
    Wingspan: 6'9"
    Weight: 226
    7.6 Points
    5.4 Rebounds
    2.8 Assists
    10.1 PER
  • Anthony Roberson nba mock draft
    Anthony Roberson nba mock draft
    Age: 34.4
    Height: 6'2"
    Wingspan: 6'2 ¾"
    Weight: 179
    13.6 Points
    1.9 Rebounds
    1.3 Assists
    18.6 PER
  • Dijon Thompson nba mock draft
    Dijon Thompson nba mock draft
    Age: 34.4
    Height: 6'8"
    Wingspan: 6'9 ½"
    Weight: 196
    13.7 Points
    6.5 Rebounds
    2.6 Assists
    19.9 PER
  • Devin Brown nba mock draft
    Devin Brown nba mock draft
    Age: 38.5
    Height: 6'5"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 235
    7.0 Points
    2.0 Rebounds
    1.0 Assists
    7.6 PER
  • Elton Brand nba mock draft
    Elton Brand nba mock draft
    Age: 38.3
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: 7'5 ½"
    Weight: 260
    4.1 Points
    3.7 Rebounds
    1.1 Assists
    11.4 PER
  • Sam Cassell nba mock draft
    Sam Cassell nba mock draft
    Age: 47.6
    Height: 6'4"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 170
    7.6 Points
    1.8 Rebounds
    2.1 Assists
    11.0 PER
  • Paul Davis nba mock draft
    Paul Davis nba mock draft
    Age: 32.9
    Height: 6'11"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 250
    10.2 Points
    3.9 Rebounds
    1.5 Assists
    25.1 PER
  • Daniel Ewing nba mock draft
    Daniel Ewing nba mock draft
    Age: 34.3
    Height: 6'3"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 185
    9.5 Points
    2.2 Rebounds
    4.5 Assists
    11.1 PER
  • Chris Kaman nba mock draft
    Chris Kaman nba mock draft
    Trailblazers
    Chris Kaman C
    Age: 35.2
    Height: 7'0"
    Wingspan: 6'11 ¾"
    Weight: 252
    4.0 Points
    3.5 Rebounds
    1.5 Assists
    0.6 PER
  • Yaroslav Korolev nba mock draft
    Yaroslav Korolev nba mock draft
    Age: 30.1
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 203
    6.8 Points
    3.8 Rebounds
    1.4 Assists
    15.5 PER
  • Shaun Livingston nba mock draft
    Shaun Livingston nba mock draft
    Age: 31.8
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: 6'11"
    Weight: 186
    5.1 Points
    2.0 Rebounds
    1.8 Assists
    10.2 PER
  • Corey Maggette nba mock draft
    Corey Maggette nba mock draft
    Age: 37.6
    Height: 6'6"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 218
    6.5 Points
    3.5 Rebounds
    2.0 Assists
    1.2 PER
  • Cuttino Mobley nba mock draft
    Cuttino Mobley nba mock draft
    Rhode Island
    Cuttino Mobley SG
    Age: 42.8
    Height: 6'4"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 190
    13.7 Points
    2.6 Rebounds
    1.1 Assists
    10.3 PER
  • Zeljko Rebraca nba mock draft
    Zeljko Rebraca nba mock draft
    Age: 45.2
    Height: 6'11"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 240
    8.7 Points
    4.3 Rebounds
    1.0 Assists
    18.0 PER
  • Tim Thomas nba mock draft
    Tim Thomas nba mock draft
    Age: 40.3
    Height: 6'10"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 240
    0.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    0.0 PER
  • Ron_ Williams nba mock draft
    Ron_ Williams nba mock draft
    Age: 72.8
    Height: 6'3"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 188
    11.5 Points
    5.2 Rebounds
    0.7 Assists
    10.7 PER
  • Ryan Humphrey nba mock draft
    Ryan Humphrey nba mock draft
    Age: 37.9
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: 7'0"
    Weight: 223
    2.7 Points
    2.8 Rebounds
    0.3 Assists
    6.3 PER
  • Jawad Williams nba mock draft
    Jawad Williams nba mock draft
    Reggio Emilia
    Jawad Williams PF
    Age: 34.4
    Height: 6'8"
    Wingspan: 7'1 ¼"
    Weight: 218
    3.9 Points
    2.3 Rebounds
    0.5 Assists
    6.3 PER
  • Kwame Brown nba mock draft
    Kwame Brown nba mock draft
    Age: 35.3
    Height: 6'11"
    Wingspan: 7'1"
    Weight: 243
    0.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    0.0 PER
  • Kobe Bryant nba mock draft
    Kobe Bryant nba mock draft
    Age: 38.8
    Height: 6'6"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 200
    13.0 Points
    1.4 Rebounds
    1.4 Assists
    26.0 PER
  • Andrew Bynum nba mock draft
    Andrew Bynum nba mock draft
    St. Joseph's
    Andrew Bynum C
    Age: 29.7
    Height: 7'0"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 280
    11.5 Points
    9.5 Rebounds
    1.0 Assists
    20.2 PER
  • Brian Cook nba mock draft
    Brian Cook nba mock draft
    Age: 36.6
    Height: 6'11"
    Wingspan: 7'2"
    Weight: 234
    7.5 Points
    2.8 Rebounds
    0.3 Assists
    20.7 PER
  • Maurice Evans nba mock draft
    Maurice Evans nba mock draft
    Age: 38.6
    Height: 6'5"
    Wingspan: 6'8"
    Weight: 221
    4.9 Points
    1.0 Rebounds
    0.4 Assists
    9.1 PER
  • Jordan Farmar nba mock draft
    Jordan Farmar nba mock draft
    Age: 30.6
    Height: 6'2"
    Wingspan: 6'3"
    Weight: 171
    6.0 Points
    1.5 Rebounds
    4.5 Assists
    14.2 PER
  • Aaron McKie nba mock draft
    Aaron McKie nba mock draft
    Age: 44.7
    Height: 6'5"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 216
    2.2 Points
    1.8 Rebounds
    1.3 Assists
    7.5 PER
  • Chris Mihm nba mock draft
    Chris Mihm nba mock draft
    Age: 37.9
    Height: 7'0"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 265
    2.0 Points
    1.9 Rebounds
    0.6 Assists
    10.1 PER
  • Lamar Odom nba mock draft
    Lamar Odom nba mock draft
    Rhode Island
    Lamar Odom PF
    Age: 37.6
    Height: 6'10"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 220
    2.0 Points
    2.0 Rebounds
    1.0 Assists
    -3.4 PER
  • Vladimir Radmanovic nba mock draft
    Vladimir Radmanovic nba mock draft
    Age: 36.6
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 206
    0.5 Points
    0.8 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    -11.2 PER
  • Sasha Vujacic nba mock draft
    Sasha Vujacic nba mock draft
    Age: 33.3
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: 6'5 ½"
    Weight: 193
    3.0 Points
    1.3 Rebounds
    1.2 Assists
    8.6 PER
  • Luke Walton nba mock draft
    Luke Walton nba mock draft
    Age: 37.3
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: 6'8 ½"
    Weight: 235
    4.0 Points
    1.0 Rebounds
    1.0 Assists
    21.1 PER
  • Ronny Turiaf nba mock draft
    Ronny Turiaf nba mock draft
    Age: 34.5
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: 7'1 ½"
    Weight: 238
    0.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    0.0 PER
  • Devin Green nba mock draft
    Devin Green nba mock draft
    Echague Parana
    Devin Green PG/SG/SF
    Age: 34.7
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 210
    13.7 Points
    4.6 Rebounds
    2.4 Assists
    15.2 PER
  • Smush Parker nba mock draft
    Smush Parker nba mock draft
    Age: 36.1
    Height: 6'4"
    Wingspan: 6'10"
    Weight: 179
    16.2 Points
    3.2 Rebounds
    1.4 Assists
    13.4 PER
  • Marcus Banks nba mock draft
    Marcus Banks nba mock draft
    Age: 35.6
    Height: 6'2"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 220
    8.8 Points
    1.2 Rebounds
    3.2 Assists
    12.4 PER
  • Raja Bell nba mock draft
    Raja Bell nba mock draft
    Age: 40.8
    Height: 6'5"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 215
    0.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    0.0 PER
  • Pat Burke nba mock draft
    Pat Burke nba mock draft
    Age: 43.5
    Height: 6'11"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 250
    9.9 Points
    6.6 Rebounds
    0.8 Assists
    18.8 PER
  • Boris Diaw nba mock draft
    Boris Diaw nba mock draft
    Age: 35.2
    Height: 6'8"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 203
    4.8 Points
    2.1 Rebounds
    2.3 Assists
    9.4 PER
  • James Jones nba mock draft
    James Jones nba mock draft
    Age: 36.7
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: 7'2 ½"
    Weight: 218
    2.4 Points
    0.8 Rebounds
    0.3 Assists
    10.1 PER
  • Jumaine Jones nba mock draft
    Jumaine Jones nba mock draft
    Age: 38.4
    Height: 6'8"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 218
    14.6 Points
    8.9 Rebounds
    2.9 Assists
    12.9 PER
  • Shawn Marion nba mock draft
    Shawn Marion nba mock draft
    Age: 39.1
    Height: 6'8"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 220
    5.2 Points
    4.2 Rebounds
    1.0 Assists
    10.1 PER
  • Sean Marks nba mock draft
    Sean Marks nba mock draft
    Age: 41.8
    Height: 6'10"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 242
    0.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    0.0 PER
  • Steve Nash nba mock draft
    Steve Nash nba mock draft
    Age: 43.4
    Height: 6'3"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 187
    7.0 Points
    1.5 Rebounds
    3.0 Assists
    11.7 PER
  • Eric Piatkowski nba mock draft
    Eric Piatkowski nba mock draft
    Age: 46.7
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 215
    2.4 Points
    0.8 Rebounds
    0.6 Assists
    8.3 PER
  • Amare Stoudemire nba mock draft
    Amare Stoudemire nba mock draft
    Age: 34.6
    Height: 6'10"
    Wingspan: 7'1 ¾"
    Weight: 233
    9.3 Points
    5.6 Rebounds
    0.3 Assists
    17.9 PER
  • Kurt Thomas nba mock draft
    Kurt Thomas nba mock draft
    Age: 44.7
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 221
    2.5 Points
    2.3 Rebounds
    0.5 Assists
    13.3 PER
  • Ron Artest nba mock draft
    Ron Artest nba mock draft
    Age: 37.6
    Height: 6'6"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 244
    2.2 Points
    0.8 Rebounds
    0.4 Assists
    5.9 PER
  • Mike Bibby nba mock draft
    Mike Bibby nba mock draft
    Age: 39.1
    Height: 6'1"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 194
    2.5 Points
    1.5 Rebounds
    1.5 Assists
    1.9 PER
  • Quincy Douby nba mock draft
    Quincy Douby nba mock draft
    Afyonkarahisar
    Quincy Douby PG/SG
    Age: 33.1
    Height: 6'3"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 175
    16.9 Points
    2.8 Rebounds
    2.9 Assists
    22.2 PER
  • Francisco Garcia nba mock draft
    Francisco Garcia nba mock draft
    Age: 35.5
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: 6'10 ¾"
    Weight: 190
    12.3 Points
    3.1 Rebounds
    3.3 Assists
    16.4 PER
  • Jason Hart nba mock draft
    Jason Hart nba mock draft
    Age: 39.2
    Height: 6'2"
    Wingspan: 6'6"
    Weight: 181
    0.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    -5.9 PER
  • Kevin Martin nba mock draft
    Kevin Martin nba mock draft
    Age: 34.4
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 185
    5.8 Points
    1.6 Rebounds
    0.7 Assists
    9.4 PER
  • Brad Miller nba mock draft
    Brad Miller nba mock draft
    Age: 41.2
    Height: 6'11"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 255
    0.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    0.0 Assists
    0.0 PER
  • Vitaly Potapenko nba mock draft
    Vitaly Potapenko nba mock draft
    Age: 42.3
    Height: 6'10"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 280
    5.3 Points
    2.7 Rebounds
    0.7 Assists
    5.7 PER
  • Ronnie Price nba mock draft
    Ronnie Price nba mock draft
    Age: 34.0
    Height: 6'2"
    Wingspan: 6'5 ½"
    Weight: 185
    1.0 Points
    0.8 Rebounds
    1.3 Assists
    5.9 PER
  • John Salmons nba mock draft
    John Salmons nba mock draft
    Age: 37.5
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: 6'10 ¼"
    Weight: 207
    2.0 Points
    1.0 Rebounds
    0.6 Assists
    5.1 PER
  • Maurice Taylor nba mock draft
    Maurice Taylor nba mock draft
    Age: 40.7
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 260
    3.7 Points
    4.0 Rebounds
    0.3 Assists
    -0.1 PER
  • Kenny Thomas nba mock draft
    Kenny Thomas nba mock draft
    Age: 39.9
    Height: 6'7"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 261
    2.0 Points
    0.0 Rebounds
    1.0 Assists
    5.7 PER
  • Louis Amundson nba mock draft
    Louis Amundson nba mock draft
    Age: 34.6
    Height: 6'8"
    Wingspan: 6'11 ½"
    Weight: 221
    2.0 Points
    1.5 Rebounds
    2.0 Assists
    8.6 PER
  • Pooh Jeter nba mock draft
    Pooh Jeter nba mock draft
    Age: 33.6
    Height: 5'11"
    Wingspan: -
    Weight: 175
    27.8 Points
    4.8 Rebounds
    7.9 Assists
    24.3 PER
  • Justin Williams nba mock draft
    Justin Williams nba mock draft
    Age: 33.1
    Height: 6'9"
    Wingspan: 7'1 ¼"
    Weight: 211
    10.7 Points
    11.6 Rebounds
    0.5 Assists
    23.1 PER
  • Loren Woods nba mock draft
    Loren Woods nba mock draft
    Age: 39.0
    Height: 7'2"
    Wingspan: 7'5 ½"
    Weight: 246
    0.0 Points
    4.0 Rebounds
    1.0 Assists
    -4.8 PER

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