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Fear the Newsletter: Happy Cavs season opener day

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Hello everyone and welcome to today's 'Fear the Newsletter', where we prep for tonight's season opener.

If you have questions, concerns or complaints, drop me an e-mail at - Chris Manning, Editor at Fear the Sword

In Cavs news, the roster is down to 15 after Dahntay Jones was waived. In other news, Kay Felder won't play due a concussion he suffered in practice, making Iman Shumpert the Cavs' starting point guard. If you want to prep for the game, check out our preview here.

If you want more amazing writing, check out 'The Step Back', FanSided's new NBA vertical that a few FtS writers work for. Check out their Cavs season preview here and my piece on what it'll take to beat LeBron in the East 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, a preview of tonight's opener and more.

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: Zack Meisel on the advance Wayne Gretzky gave the Indians, The Ringer on Andrew Miller the GOAT, Adi Joseph's Q&A with Spencer Hawes about politics and how they function in the NBA, Jesus Gomez on Harrison Barnes' struggles and Deadspin on the Premier League being better than ever.

That's it for today. We'll talk to you tomorrow after the first of 82 Cavs games this year.