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Morning links: Utah Jazz primed for a breakout season; Andrew Bogut's game reborn in Rio

James Herbert of CBS Sports looked at seven teams that could have breakout seasons in 2016-17, and the Utah Jazz is the first team he listed.

"This team should be a powerhouse," he writes. "Most opponents will not have the big men to deal with a frontcourt duo like Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. Most will not have two top-notch perimeter defenders to match up with Gordon Hayward and Rodney Hood, either. George Hill is the perfect low-maintenance, defense-first, floor-spacing point guard for this group, and Utah's bench depth means that few teams will be as versatile on both ends. Imagine if Dante Exum has a breakout season."

While breaking down what could go wrong, Herbert continues, "Honestly? Nothing, really, outside of the normal concerns about health. My biggest qualm with the Jazz under Quin Snyder is that they have a tendency to over-pass, and that's not a big deal."

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns also make the list out of the Western Conference.

Andrew Bogut has been reborn playing for Australia

Olgun Uluc of Fox Sports Australia took a look at how former University of Utah star Andrew Bogut has performed during the Rio Olympics and what it means to his career with the Dallas Mavericks.

Uluc writes, "Not only has Bogut started for Australia but, as one of the team’s primary options on both ends of the floor, he’s arguably been their most effective and productive player, leading them to a 4-1 record over the group stages."

"Bogut has shown the entire world that even at the age of 31, he hasn’t ‘lost it.’ These Olympics were his chance to prove that the Dallas Mavericks weren’t getting ‘Andrew Bogut, the role player’; they’re getting ‘Andrew Bogut, the star.’”

While digging into his role with the Dallas Mavericks, Uluc continues, "The current roster is set up so that Bogut can be a legitimate playmaker and with the intriguing offensive talent he’s surrounded with, he could prove to be one of the team’s most important players."

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