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Fear the Newsletter: Ready for Cavs-Bulls?

The Cavs return to the action for the second time in 2017.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

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 Tuesday off with no access to the team. Basically it was a rest day for a team in need of one. Kyrie Irving, for instance, definitely could use a day for his hamstring. Kevin Love probably could use the day to hydrate after losing 10 pounds in two days because of some bad sea bass. And so on.

LEGEND HAS IT: Tonight marks the second game of the season between the Cavs and Bulls. Cleveland lost the first matchup in Chicago, aka the night LeBron had to wear a Cubs jersey to the game. That loss was also the Cavs' third straight at the time.

The Bulls, meanwhile. come into this game off a win against the Hornets with Jimmy Butler scoring 52 points in that win. At this time, it's not known if Kyrie will play agains the Bulls or if Dwyane Wade will suit up for Chicago.

ALL DUE RESPECT: The Raptors got wrecked by the Spurs last night and were also linked to Paul Millsap again. The Celtics beat a tough Jazz squad at home behind another strong Isaiah Thomas performance. Like the Cavs, the Warriors, Rockets and Hornets all had the night off.

JOB WELL DONE: I posted a podcast on the Cavs' win over the Pellies. Our latest power rankings looked at who should make the All-Star game. Lastly, Richard Jefferson opened up about retirement, LeBron and more on an ESPN show.

CROWN: The NYT featured a man who wants to change the way we die. LEE JENKINS ALERT: He profiled Giannis, so obviously read that. The Ringer's Rodger Sherman on the brilliance of USC-Penn State. SB Nation's Kristian Winfield on Kevin Durnat being a rim protector for the Dubs. Lastly, The Ringer's Victor Luckerson on what 2017 will look like for streaming services.

That's it for today. Drop your questions, comments and concerns to christopherwmanning@gmail.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow after a Central Division showdown.