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Morning links: Gordon Hayward gets his own emoji; Matt Harpring selected for Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) brings the ball up court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 104-88.
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) brings the ball up court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 104-88.
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The NBA has released custom player emojis for the NBA All-Star game Sunday night in New Orleans, and Gordon Hayward's emoji looks exactly like, well, Gordon Hayward.

Matt Harpring selected for the Georgia State Sports Hall of Fame

Former longtime Jazz man and current color analyst Matt Harpring has been selected for the Georgia State Sports Hall of Fame. He will be honored — along with seven other inductees — on Feb. 25, in Macon, Georgia.

"A three-sport star at Marist School in Atlanta, Matt Harpring was named Mr. Georgia Basketball in 1994. After spurning numerous college football offers, Harpring decided to play basketball for coach Bobby Cremins at Georgia Tech. He joined Mark Price as the only two Georgia Tech players to be named all-ACC for three years, and his number “15” was retired by the school during the final home game of his senior year. He finished his career as the second leading scorer and third leading rebounder in Georgia Tech history, and he is widely considered one of the hardest working players in college basketball history," said the press release.

After mentioning his NBA career as a whole, it then mentioned Harpring's time with the Jazz, saying, "He enjoyed his finest years under Jerry Sloan with the Utah Jazz. Harpring was named team captain of the Jazz, and achieved his career-best average of 17.6 points per game in 2002-2003 playing alongside Karl Malone and John Stockton."

Others already enshrined in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame include Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Dominique Wilkins and former Jazz sharpshooter Jeff Malone.

Shelvin Mack the most likely player to be traded for the Jazz

Dan Favale of Bleacher Report listed the NBA player most likely to be traded from each team, and Shelvin Mack was the player mentioned for the Jazz.

Of Utah's trade possibilities, Favale wrote, "Getting low-rung draft picks in exchange for bit assets in advance of a summers-long spending spree is the smartest play. Shelvin Mack will join the free-agent ranks over the offseason and, as a result, is 'most definitely' available, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein."