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2013 Fantasy Basketball Draft Prep: 12-team Roto mock

Fantasy Writer
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The season starts in -- *checks calendar * -- six days? Six days! There is still plenty of time to get your Fantasy drafts in under the wire; I've got three more myself before opening night.

Earlier in the preseason, we did our mock draft for a head-to-head, standard scoring league, and we now present the results of our Rotisserie league draft.

This draft went mostly as planned, but there were a few surprises; Brandon Jennings in the first round was an unexpected one, though I actually think he is very underrated for Fantasy purposes. Sure, the shooting percentage hurts, but he hasn't dealt with many injury concerns, and will rack up steals, assists, 3-pointers and points at a high level.

At the top, LeBron James went ahead of Kevin Durant, and I can go either way on that. I would personally lean towards Durant, simply because he is less likely to take time off later in the year, and is an absolute killer in the percentage categories, while improving his all-around game. You can't go wrong with either, and Stephen Curry's insane combination of high-volume three-point shooting, assists and points isn't a bad runner-up prize at No. 3.

Anthony Davis is flying up draft boards, and he is a borderline first-round value in category-based formats. If his preseason performance is any indication, he could be on the verge of becoming a top five overall Fantasy option.

Use this as a guide to give you relative draft values as you prepare your last-minute leagues.

The participants ...

1. Michael Hurcomb, Fantasy Editor
2. Igor Mello, Fantasy Writer
3. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
5. Scott White, Senior Fantasy Writer
6. Joe Polito, Social Media Coordinator
7. Larry Hartstein, Fantasy Writer
8. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
9. Al Melchior, Data Analyst
10. Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer
11. Jeff Lippman, Fantasy Writer
12. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Hurcomb LeBron James, F, MIA
2 Mello Kevin Durant, F, OKC
3 Di Fino Stephen Curry, G, GS
4 Richard James Harden, G, HOU
5 White Chris Paul, G, LAC
6 Polito Josh Smith, F, DET
7 Hartstein Kevin Love, F, MIN
8 Tobin Kyrie Irving, G, CLE
9 Melchior Brandon Jennings, G, DET
10 Towers Paul George, G, IND
11 Lippman Serge Ibaka, F, OKC
12 Eisenberg Derrick Rose, G, CHI
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Eisenberg Carmelo Anthony, F, NY
14 Lippman Marc Gasol, C, MEM
15 Towers Al Jefferson, C, CHA
16 Melchior Damian Lillard, G, POR
17 Tobin Dwight Howard, C, HOU
18 Hartstein Anthony Davis, F, NO
19 Polito Monta Ellis, G, DAL
20 White Blake Griffin, F, LAC
21 Richard LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR
22 Di Fino John Wall, G, WAS
23 Mello Al Horford, C, ATL
24 Hurcomb Deron Williams, G, BKN
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Hurcomb DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC
26 Mello Tim Duncan, F, SA
27 Di Fino Greg Monroe, C, DET
28 Richard Nicolas Batum, F, POR
29 White Pau Gasol, F, LAL
30 Polito Russell Westbrook, G, OKC
31 Hartstein Ty Lawson, G, DEN
32 Tobin Kemba Walker, G, CHA
33 Melchior Roy Hibbert, C, IND
34 Towers Larry Sanders, C, MIL
35 Lippman Mike Conley, G, MEM
36 Eisenberg Paul Millsap, F, ATL
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Eisenberg Jrue Holiday, G, NO
38 Lippman Ricky Rubio, G, MIN
39 Towers Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL
40 Melchior Chandler Parsons, F, HOU
41 Tobin Chris Bosh, F, MIA
42 Hartstein Jeff Teague, G, ATL
43 Polito Andre Iguodala, G, GS
44 White Brook Lopez, C, BKN
45 Richard Joakim Noah, C, CHI
46 Di Fino Evan Turner, G, PHI
47 Mello Dwyane Wade, G, MIA
48 Hurcomb Rudy Gay, F, TOR
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Hurcomb Goran Dragic, G, PHO
50 Mello Kyle Lowry, G, TOR
51 Di Fino Jeremy Lin, G, HOU
52 Richard Kawhi Leonard, F, SA
53 White Tony Parker, G, SA
54 Polito Ryan Anderson, F, NO
55 Hartstein David Lee, F, GS
56 Tobin Thaddeus Young, F, PHI
57 Melchior Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL
58 Towers Eric Bledsoe, G, PHO
59 Lippman Klay Thompson, G, GS
60 Eisenberg Kobe Bryant, G, LAL
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Eisenberg JaVale McGee, C, DEN
62 Lippman Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL
63 Towers Gordon Hayward, F, UTA
64 Melchior Derrick Favors, F, UTA
65 Tobin O.J. Mayo, G, MIL
66 Hartstein George Hill, G, IND
67 Polito Andre Drummond, C, DET
68 White Paul Pierce, F, BKN
69 Richard Bradley Beal, G, WAS
70 Di Fino Jeff Green, F, BOS
71 Mello Raymond Felton, G, NY
72 Hurcomb David West, F, IND
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Hurcomb Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN
74 Mello Maurice Harkless, F, ORL
75 Di Fino DeMar DeRozan, G, TOR
76 Richard Greivis Vasquez, G, SAC
77 White Jose Calderon, G, DAL
78 Polito Spencer Hawes, C, PHI
79 Hartstein Carlos Boozer, F, CHI
80 Tobin Luol Deng, F, CHI
81 Melchior Michael Carter-Williams, G, PHI
82 Towers Tobias Harris, F, ORL
83 Lippman Amir Johnson, F, TOR
84 Eisenberg DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Eisenberg Victor Oladipo, G, ORL
86 Lippman Kevin Martin, G, MIN
87 Towers Zach Randolph, F, MEM
88 Melchior Kenneth Faried, F, DEN
89 Tobin Jameer Nelson, G, ORL
90 Hartstein Tristan Thompson, F, CLE
91 Polito Wilson Chandler, F, DEN
92 White Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR
93 Richard Marcin Gortat, C, PHO
94 Di Fino Tyreke Evans, G, NO
95 Mello Tyson Chandler, C, NY
96 Hurcomb Trey Burke, G, UTA
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Hurcomb Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, F, CHA
98 Mello Arron Afflalo, G, ORL
99 Di Fino Dion Waiters, G, CLE
100 Richard Jimmy Butler, F, CHI
101 White Enes Kanter, C, UTA
102 Polito Kyle Korver, G, ATL
103 Hartstein Joe Johnson, G, BKN
104 Tobin Brandon Knight, G, MIL
105 Melchior Danny Green, G, SA
106 Towers J.R. Smith, G, NY
107 Lippman Danny Granger, F, IND
108 Eisenberg Kevin Garnett, C, BKN
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Eisenberg Patrick Beverley, G, HOU
110 Lippman Harrison Barnes, F, GS
111 Towers Steve Nash, G, LAL
112 Melchior Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS
113 Tobin Cody Zeller, C, CHA
114 Hartstein JJ Hickson, F, DEN
115 Polito Jarrett Jack, G, CLE
116 White Eric Gordon, G, NO
117 Richard Rajon Rondo, G, BOS
118 Di Fino Tiago Splitter, F, SA
119 Mello Anderson Varejao, C, CLE
120 Hurcomb Glen Davis, C, ORL
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Hurcomb Andrew Bynum, C, CLE
122 Mello Gerald Wallace, F, BOS
123 Di Fino Jamal Crawford, G, LAC
124 Richard Isaiah Thomas, G, SAC
125 White John Henson, F, MIL
126 Polito Ben McLemore, G, SAC
127 Hartstein Gerald Henderson, G, CHA
128 Tobin Nene, F, WAS
129 Melchior Shawn Marion, F, DAL
130 Towers Kevin Seraphin, F, WAS
131 Lippman Iman Shumpert, F, NY
132 Eisenberg Jared Dudley, G, LAC
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Eisenberg Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN
134 Lippman Marcus Thornton, G, SAC
135 Towers Andrea Bargnani, F, NY
136 Melchior Nate Robinson, G, DEN
137 Tobin Lou Williams, G, ATL
138 Hartstein Mario Chalmers, G, MIA
139 Polito J.J. Redick, G, LAC
140 White Manu Ginobili, G, SA
141 Richard Wesley Matthews, G, POR
142 Di Fino Robin Lopez, C, POR
143 Mello Reggie Jackson, G, OKC
144 Hurcomb Ramon Sessions, G, CHA
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Hurcomb Luis Scola, F, IND
146 Mello Anthony Bennett, F, CLE
147 Di Fino Omer Asik, C, HOU
148 Richard Chris Kaman, C, LAL
149 White Jason Thompson, F, SAC
150 Polito Otto Porter, F, WAS
151 Hartstein Darren Collison, G, LAC
152 Tobin Derrick Williams, F, MIN
153 Melchior Dorell Wright, F, POR
154 Towers Ray Allen, G, MIA
155 Lippman Martell Webster, F, WAS
156 Eisenberg Alec Burks, G, UTA
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Eisenberg Andrew Bogut, C, GS
158 Lippman Mo Williams, G, POR
159 Towers Jared Sullinger, F, BOS
160 Melchior Andre Miller, G, DEN
161 Tobin Taj Gibson, F, CHI
162 Hartstein Thomas Robinson, F, POR
163 Polito Bismack Biyombo, C, CHA
164 White Trevor Ariza, F, WAS
165 Richard Rodney Stuckey, G, DET
166 Di Fino Nando De Colo, G, SA
167 Mello CJ McCollum, G, POR
168 Hurcomb Amar'e Stoudemire, C, NY
 
Team by Team
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Stephen Curry, G, GS
2.10 John Wall, G, WAS
3.3 Greg Monroe, C, DET
4.10 Evan Turner, G, PHI
5.3 Jeremy Lin, G, HOU
6.10 Jeff Green, F, BOS
7.3 DeMar DeRozan, G, TOR
8.10 Tyreke Evans, G, NO
9.3 Dion Waiters, G, CLE
10.10 Tiago Splitter, F, SA
11.3 Jamal Crawford, G, LAC
12.10 Robin Lopez, C, POR
13.3 Omer Asik, C, HOU
14.10 Nando De Colo, G, SA
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Derrick Rose, G, CHI
2.1 Carmelo Anthony, F, NY
3.12 Paul Millsap, F, ATL
4.1 Jrue Holiday, G, NO
5.12 Kobe Bryant, G, LAL
6.1 JaVale McGee, C, DEN
7.12 DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC
8.1 Victor Oladipo, G, ORL
9.12 Kevin Garnett, C, BKN
10.1 Patrick Beverley, G, HOU
11.12 Jared Dudley, G, LAC
12.1 Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN
13.12 Alec Burks, G, UTA
14.1 Andrew Bogut, C, GS
Larry Hartstein
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 Kevin Love, F, MIN
2.6 Anthony Davis, F, NO
3.7 Ty Lawson, G, DEN
4.6 Jeff Teague, G, ATL
5.7 David Lee, F, GS
6.6 George Hill, G, IND
7.7 Carlos Boozer, F, CHI
8.6 Tristan Thompson, F, CLE
9.7 Joe Johnson, G, BKN
10.6 JJ Hickson, F, DEN
11.7 Gerald Henderson, G, CHA
12.6 Mario Chalmers, G, MIA
13.7 Darren Collison, G, LAC
14.6 Thomas Robinson, F, POR
Michael Hurcomb
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 LeBron James, F, MIA
2.12 Deron Williams, G, BKN
3.1 DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC
4.12 Rudy Gay, F, TOR
5.1 Goran Dragic, G, PHO
6.12 David West, F, IND
7.1 Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN
8.12 Trey Burke, G, UTA
9.1 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, F, CHA
10.12 Glen Davis, C, ORL
11.1 Andrew Bynum, C, CLE
12.12 Ramon Sessions, G, CHA
13.1 Luis Scola, F, IND
14.12 Amar'e Stoudemire, C, NY
Jeff Lippman
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Serge Ibaka, F, OKC
2.2 Marc Gasol, C, MEM
3.11 Mike Conley, G, MEM
4.2 Ricky Rubio, G, MIN
5.11 Klay Thompson, G, GS
6.2 Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL
7.11 Amir Johnson, F, TOR
8.2 Kevin Martin, G, MIN
9.11 Danny Granger, F, IND
10.2 Harrison Barnes, F, GS
11.11 Iman Shumpert, F, NY
12.2 Marcus Thornton, G, SAC
13.11 Martell Webster, F, WAS
14.2 Mo Williams, G, POR
Al Melchior
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Brandon Jennings, G, DET
2.4 Damian Lillard, G, POR
3.9 Roy Hibbert, C, IND
4.4 Chandler Parsons, F, HOU
5.9 Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL
6.4 Derrick Favors, F, UTA
7.9 Michael Carter-Williams, G, PHI
8.4 Kenneth Faried, F, DEN
9.9 Danny Green, G, SA
10.4 Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS
11.9 Shawn Marion, F, DAL
12.4 Nate Robinson, G, DEN
13.9 Dorell Wright, F, POR
14.4 Andre Miller, G, DEN
Igor Mello
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 Kevin Durant, F, OKC
2.11 Al Horford, C, ATL
3.2 Tim Duncan, F, SA
4.11 Dwyane Wade, G, MIA
5.2 Kyle Lowry, G, TOR
6.11 Raymond Felton, G, NY
7.2 Maurice Harkless, F, ORL
8.11 Tyson Chandler, C, NY
9.2 Arron Afflalo, G, ORL
10.11 Anderson Varejao, C, CLE
11.2 Gerald Wallace, F, BOS
12.11 Reggie Jackson, G, OKC
13.2 Anthony Bennett, F, CLE
14.11 CJ McCollum, G, POR
Joe Polito
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Josh Smith, F, DET
2.7 Monta Ellis, G, DAL
3.6 Russell Westbrook, G, OKC
4.7 Andre Iguodala, G, GS
5.6 Ryan Anderson, F, NO
6.7 Andre Drummond, C, DET
7.6 Spencer Hawes, C, PHI
8.7 Wilson Chandler, F, DEN
9.6 Kyle Korver, G, ATL
10.7 Jarrett Jack, G, CLE
11.6 Ben McLemore, G, SAC
12.7 J.J. Redick, G, LAC
13.6 Otto Porter, F, WAS
14.7 Bismack Biyombo, C, CHA
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 James Harden, G, HOU
2.9 LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR
3.4 Nicolas Batum, F, POR
4.9 Joakim Noah, C, CHI
5.4 Kawhi Leonard, F, SA
6.9 Bradley Beal, G, WAS
7.4 Greivis Vasquez, G, SAC
8.9 Marcin Gortat, C, PHO
9.4 Jimmy Butler, F, CHI
10.9 Rajon Rondo, G, BOS
11.4 Isaiah Thomas, G, SAC
12.9 Wesley Matthews, G, POR
13.4 Chris Kaman, C, LAL
14.9 Rodney Stuckey, G, DET
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Kyrie Irving, G, CLE
2.5 Dwight Howard, C, HOU
3.8 Kemba Walker, G, CHA
4.5 Chris Bosh, F, MIA
5.8 Thaddeus Young, F, PHI
6.5 O.J. Mayo, G, MIL
7.8 Luol Deng, F, CHI
8.5 Jameer Nelson, G, ORL
9.8 Brandon Knight, G, MIL
10.5 Cody Zeller, C, CHA
11.8 Nene, F, WAS
12.5 Lou Williams, G, ATL
13.8 Derrick Williams, F, MIN
14.5 Taj Gibson, F, CHI
Chris Towers
Rd.Pk Player
1.10 Paul George, G, IND
2.3 Al Jefferson, C, CHA
3.10 Larry Sanders, C, MIL
4.3 Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL
5.10 Eric Bledsoe, G, PHO
6.3 Gordon Hayward, F, UTA
7.10 Tobias Harris, F, ORL
8.3 Zach Randolph, F, MEM
9.10 J.R. Smith, G, NY
10.3 Steve Nash, G, LAL
11.10 Kevin Seraphin, F, WAS
12.3 Andrea Bargnani, F, NY
13.10 Ray Allen, G, MIA
14.3 Jared Sullinger, F, BOS
Scott White
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Chris Paul, G, LAC
2.8 Blake Griffin, F, LAC
3.5 Pau Gasol, F, LAL
4.8 Brook Lopez, C, BKN
5.5 Tony Parker, G, SA
6.8 Paul Pierce, F, BKN
7.5 Jose Calderon, G, DAL
8.8 Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR
9.5 Enes Kanter, C, UTA
10.8 Eric Gordon, G, NO
11.5 John Henson, F, MIL
12.8 Manu Ginobili, G, SA
13.5 Jason Thompson, F, SAC
14.8 Trevor Ariza, F, WAS

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Clippers send Jared Dudley to Milwaukee
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) The Clippers opened up minutes at small forward Tuesday by sending Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks.

According to Yahoo Sports, Los Angeles will receive Carlos Delfino,  Miroslav Raduljica and a future first-round pick from the Bucks. Dudley averaged 6.9 points in 23.4 minutes per game last season for the Clippers. 


Kevin Love deal morphs into three-team trade
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) The Cavaliers' acquisition of Kevin Love is set to go down Saturday, and Yahoo.com reports it will end up being a three-team deal.

The Timberwolves will receive Andrew Wiggins , Anthony Bennett and a lottery-protected first-round pick from the Cavaliers in exchange for Love, and are set to move one of those pieces to Philadelphia to complete the deal.

The Wolves will move the first-round pick -- a top-10 protected pick from Miami -- to the 76ers along with Alexey Shved and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute in exchange for Thaddeus Young, as first reported by the Minnesota Star-Tribune. 


Heat add Reggie Williams
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) The Heat signed guard Reggie Williams to a free-agency contract last week, the team announced. Terms of the deal are not known.

Williams appeared in just three games for the Thunder last season, and has played 180 games over parts of five NBA seasons. He averages 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, while shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from three-point range for his career.  


Isaiah Thomas undergoes wrist surgery
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(8/15/2014) Suns newcomer Isaiah Thomas underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist, the team announced Thursday.

Thomas dealt with a sprained wrist last season but was able to play through it on his way to a career year. An MRI in February revealed no ligament damage, which would indicate this latest procedure is nothing to worry about. The team expects him to be ready for training camp. 


DeMarcus Cousins avoids serious injury at Team USA practice
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Kings center DeMarcus Cousins dodged a bullet Thursday when the MRI on his right knee came back negative.

According to Yahoo Sports, Cousins limped off the court during a Team USA training session after Anthony Davis landed on his knee during a scrimmage. Cousins later tweeted that he was "fine," helping to suppress any concerns of a serious injury. 


Pacers shopping Roy Hibbert, call Pistons about Greg Monroe
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) The Pacers are shopping center Roy Hibbert, and they have called the Pistons regarding a potential deal involving restricted free agent Greg Monroe, Detroit Sports 105.1 reports.

There's no word about whether the Pistons would be interested in a Monroe-for-Hibbert spot, but they are pretty well set in the middle with Andre Drummond in the starting lineup. It's a rumor that seemingly has very little chance of coming to fruition.


Report: Greg Oden faces felony charge
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(8/11/2014) Free agent Greg Oden is facing a felony charge after allegedly attacking his former girlfriend after a night of drinking, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Oden is accused of punching the woman in the face three times and fracturing a bone in her nose, according to court documents. The felony offense carries a penaly of one-to-six years in prison.


Markel Brown out with broken hand
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(8/11/2014) Nets guard Markel Brown will be held out of basketball activities for four-to-six weeks after being diagnosed with a nondisplaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand, the team announced Monday.

Brown was selected 44th overall in this year's draft, and the Nets acquired him for cash considerations on the night of the draft. He averaged 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in his senior season at Oklahoma State.


Report: Wolves to swap Anthony Bennett for Thaddeus Young
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Though the trade can't go official until August 23, the deal reportedly struck between the Cavaliers and Timberwolves will lead to another trade between Minnesota and the 76ers.

The Philadelphia Daily News reported early Friday that Minnesota, upon receiving Anthony Bennett from the Cavs as part of the Kevin Love trade, would then trade him for Thaddeus Young. The Timberwolves have been showing interest in Young since Love stated his desire to be traded.

Meanwhile, the 76ers want to move Young because he's entering his prime at age 26 and only has one additional year left on his contract. Acquiring Bennett would complete a core of young talent to develop over the coming years. Young was one of the most productive forwards in the league last year playing in Brett Brown's up-tempo offense, averaging 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game. Bennett, on the other hand, failed to make any impact what so ever but did show signs of growth during the Summer League. 


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(8/7/2014) The prize of the trade that ultimately sent Kevin Love to Cleveland will likely be the Timberwolves' acquisition of No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins , assuming there are no unexpected changes in the deal the two sides agreed to.

If Wiggins does ultimately land in Minnesota, as expected, this should be a boon to his Fantasy value. Though Wiggins will have substantially less help as he makes the transition to the NBA than he would have in Cleveland, he is also likely to be much more of a featured option than he otherwise might have been.

Wiggins was likely going to be the third or possibly even fourth offensive option for the Cavs, and likely would have been so for some time, given the presence of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on long-term deals. Now, the Timberwolves get to build around Wiggins as their long-term centerpiece, and he should be given plenty of rope as the team tries to navigate their upcoming rebuild.

Wiggins is raw, but still put up 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds in 32.8 minutes per game as a freshman at the University of Kansas. There are some questions about how well his game will translate to the NBA, but he will at least have some help, in the form of point guard Ricky Rubio, who knows exactly how to set up teammates for shots they like.

Wiggins is mostly upside right now, but should be considered a second-round pick in all keeper-league Fantasy formats. In yearly re-draft leagues, he is more of a mid-round option at this point, albeit one with tremendous upside. 


 
 
 
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