Morning links: How the Utah Jazz go from good to great; There will never be another John Stockton

ESPN’s Zach Lowe focused on the Utah Jazz and how they can go from a good to a great team.

Lowe writes, “The Jazz have crossed the line from curious to frustrated in imagining what their injury-riddled team might do if it could finally get healthy. They are sick of hearing how they are on the precipice — how they are one of just four teams that rank in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession, how all the numbers underlying their ho-hum record hint at the great team lurking beneath.”

He continued, “There are deadlines approaching, and hard choices for a small-market franchise that will have a tough time paying all five of its best players: Gobert, Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward, George Hill, and Rodney Hood. The Jazz face an urgent need for information about how those players fit.”

Lowe then looks at the decisions the Jazz have to make, including whether to extend Favors or Hill and what will happen with Hayward.

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