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Fear the Newsletter: The Kyle Korver trade is official

That and more in today’s Cavs newsletter.

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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: Kyle Korver is officially a Cavalier and the likeliest day for his debut is Tuesday in Utah. For those wanting to get Korver merch, it looks like he'll be wearing No. 26 in Cleveland.

In other news, Jordan McRae is sticking around, at least past the date for his contract to become guaranteed.

LEGEND HAS IT: The Cavs continue to their road trip tonight in Phoenix. The Suns, at 12-25, are 13th in the Western Conference. With the Cavs having their 'Big Three' back, this could be an easy one for Cleveland. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m.

ALL DUE RESPECT: The Warriors, Rockets and Clippers (they are being added to this section) all had last night off. The Raptors lost the Bulls basically because Jimmy Butler is insane. The Celtics, lead by Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart, beat the Pelicans. The Spurs beat the Hornets and Charlotte's bench was the main culprit.The Cavs, by the way, still lead the East by 3.5 games.

JOB WELL DONE: Aside from news, we didn't post any new analysis yesterday. But you can revisit our piece on Korver's fit, this piece on his status as one of the league's best shooters and our look at what Cleveland actually gave up. There's also a trade analysis podcast from Locked on Cavs.

CROWN: Over at The Step Back, FTS' Trevor Magnotti presented David Griffin's case for Executive of the Year. The NYT has a fascinating feature on the mob's lasting influence in New York.The FADER's Amos Barshad profiled the survival of Standing Rock. The Ringer's Micah Peters wrote about Dele Alli becoming a unicorn for Tottenham. Lastly, MMAFighting's Esther Lin looks back at her best photos from UFC 207.

That's it for today. Drop your questions, comments and concerns to and we'll talk tomorrow as the work week begins.