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Fear the Newsletter: A quiet start to 2017

Today’s newsletter recaps a quiet start to the Cavs’ new year.

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Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass.

TALK TO ME: The Cavs had off Sunday, so nothing new as far as we know. But LeBron (and other Cavs, probably) did hang with 2 Chainz. Not a bad way to start off the year.

LEGEND HAS IT: Later today at the Q, the Cavs take on Anthony Davis and Pelicans. Currently the No. 11 in the Western Conference, it's been another frustrating year for a team with one of the league's best players. Davis, by the way, has been really, really good. 7 p.m. at the Q, should be fun.

ALL DUE RESPECT: The Warriors, Rockets, Celtics and Hornets all had the first day of 2017 off. The Spurs, with Kawhi Leonard back, lost to the Hawks in an overtime thriller. The Raptors beat the Lakers on the road behind a great Kyle Lowry performance. For those keeping track, the Cavs still have a 2.5 game lead over Toronto.

JOB WELL DONE: We collectively took a vacation day yesterday. But today, look for our Cavs-Pelicans game preview, a new Locked on Cavs episode and more.

CROWN: The Step Back's Wes Goldberg on the Knicks not needing to rush Kristaps. The Guardian's interview with Andrew Garfield about his time as Spider-Man and his upcoming film 'Silence'. The Washington Post's Chuck Culpepper on the end of the Rams' first season in Los Angeles. SB Nation sister site Bullets Forever on the uphill battle the Wizards faces making the playoffs. Lastly, ESPN's Seth Wickersham on the failures of Chip Kelly.

That's it for today. Drop your questions, comments and concerns to christopherwmanning@gmail.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow to recap tonight's game.