Morning links: Chris Paul should look at the Jazz; BYU vs. Alabama game lauded; Whittingham underrated

Vahan Shakhpazyan of 12Up looked at three teams that Chris Paul should consider in free agency, and the Utah Jazz made the list at No. 3.

Speaking of why Paul should look at the Jazz, Shakhpazyan wrote, “The team that beat his team should be on Chris Paul’s list. Why? They have an up-and-coming star in Gordon Hayward and a DeAndre Jordan-esque young big man in Rudy Gobert, who would probably become an All-Star since Paul will make him an even better player. On top of all that, the Jazz have plenty of depth and are a rising team that is well coached. If Paul joins Utah, they instantly become a top-three team in the West and legitimate contenders.”

The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers came in at No. 1 and 2.

BYU vs. Alabama a top-10 mid-major non-conference game

Austin Brown of SB Nation’s Mid-major Madness looked at the top mid-major non-conference college basketball games for 2017-18, and the matchup between the BYU Cougars and the Alabama Crimson Tide made the list.

Speaking of the Cougars, Brown wrote, “BYU was a picture of inconsistency last season. The Cougars had great wins against Gonzaga, Princeton, Colorado, and Cal State Bakersfield, but also brutal loses against Pepperdine, San Diego, Utah Valley, and Santa Clara. Most expect BYU to be better this year despite losing leading scorer Eric Mika to the NBA Draft.”

Continue reading at DeseretNews.com.

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