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Fear the Newsletter: Cavs basketball is a day away

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Hello everyone and welcome to today's 'Fear the Newsletter', where we start to get ready for the season to start.

If you have questions, concerns or complaints, drop me an e-mail at

So, basketball is one day away, finally. And the Cavs' roster is finally starting to take shape. The team cut John Holland - who Tyronn Lue called 'Hollis' at one point- on Saturday, leaving the roster with 16 players. Now, they have until 5 p.m. today to make one final move.

The Cavs also may make a move involving Mo Williams and Jordan McRae to nab a backup point guard. And they may want to, as rookie Kay Felder doesn't seem to be their first choice and he also is in the NBA's concussion protocol. If you need a good Cavs primer, FtS' David Zavac wrote about 5 advanced stats to watch this year.

LeBron also has issued some thoughts about the season. He said a minutes restriction won't hurt his MVP chances and that teams form to beat him. I see no lies here.

If you're looking for a podcast to listen to, check out 'Locked on Cavaliers', a Cavs podcast in the 'Locked on Podcast' network. It's hosted by me and you can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and AudioBoom. Also follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnCavs and like it on Facebook. Also, drop an e-mail or mailbag question to the show at Over the channel today is a mega season a preview and a separate news recap episode.

If you need a sick Cavs or NBA t-shirt, go support FtS' Daniel Rowell over on TeePublic. You may or may not see the header of this newsletter on a t-shirt in his store.

What to read today: A NYT story on how the Cavs have spent time with Larry O'Brien trophy, how the Sparks got back to the top of the WNBA, this feature on surfing above the Arctic Circle in Norway, this ESPN story on being to predict losses based on rest and The Ringer's Katie Baker how the shadow of domestic violence.

That's it for today. We'll talk to you tomorrow ahead of the season opener (!!!) and the ring ceremony.