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Fear the Links: What NBA players and coaches think of All-Star game changes

That and more in today’s links.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone. Here is today’s edition of Fear the Links.

ICYMI from Fear the Sword: the Limited Upside Cavs season preview podcast, Iman Shumpert might not have a role, he also cleared the air with Tyronn Lue, Shumpert also was hurt in the Cavs’ preseason opener, which the Cavs lost 109-93 and GMs think the Cavs will win the East.

At ESPN, here’s what players and coaches think of the changes made to the All-Star game format. Kevin Love seems particularly interested in who LeBron will pick.

At Philly Voice, Kyle Neubeck looks at Ben Simmons’ play against the Grizzlies and why he’s the point guard Brett Brown has been waiting for. He looked really, really good, but did not take a single jump shot.

Via Yahoo, Enes Kanter would have liked the Knicks to take their protest step further.

At FiveThirtyEight, Chris Herring looks at the Timberwolves and how they are going to have to figure some stuff out.

Lastly, her’s your friendly reminder that it’s still the preseason.