Morning links: The perfect addition for the Utah Jazz; Alex Smith stands up for foster youth

Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley looked at the perfect addition for every team at the NBA trade deadline.

For the Jazz, Buckley had Miami Heat power forward James Johnson as the perfect fit, saying, “A Gobert-Johnson frontcourt would be absurd defensively. The former limits players to a meager 43.0 percent shooting at the rim. The latter’s matchups manage just a 39.6 percent mark overall, as the 6’9″ forward is equally comfortable battling in the post or chasing players around the perimeter.”

Buckley then looks at what Johnson could offer on the other end of the floor, saying, “Offensively, Johnson checks all the necessary boxes for a Jazz power forward: His vision fits with Utah’s playmaker-by-committee approach (five players averaging between 4.0 and 2.2 assists). Buoyed by a personal-best 35.3 three-point percentage, he can keep the lane uncluttered for Gobert and the slashers. And Johnson has the handles to attack closeouts and create offense off the bounce.”

Alex Smith stands up for foster youth

Former University of Utah quarterback took to the Players’ Tribune to share a short video in the Stand Up series.

In the video, he talks about helping children to make the transition out of foster care when they are old enough.

Continue reading at DeseretNews.com.

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