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Fear the Newsletter: J.R. Smith's injury isn't too serious

Get the latest Cavs news in today’s newsletter.

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Hello everyone and welcome to today's 'Fear the Newsletter', where J.R. Smith's injury isn't the worst possible outcome.

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

Last night, the Cavs announced that J.R. Smith has a hyperextended left knee and that he won't play tonight against the Knicks. Of all the possible outcomes - and the pain he seemed to be in in Toronto - this isn't the worst news. And for what it's worth, I'm not sure there's any value in playing J.R. until he's 100 percent.

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That's it for today - we'll be back tomorrow to recap Cavs-Knicks.