This one Atlanta Hawks player could help bolster the Utah Jazz's bench play

Bogdan Bogdanovic would give the Utah Jazz a much boost to their three point shooting.
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The Utah Jazz could use some reliable shooting off the bench, that is if they think this season is worth trying to compete for a deep playoff run. On paper, the Jazz's team, top to bottom, appeared to be right from its preseason evaluation; one true star, and a great cast around him that compliments one another (when used correctly).

The Utah Jazz have the best record in the NBA since Christmas and have won 15 of 19 games over the last month and a half, doing so while beating playoff team after playoff team. There isn't much this team needs. They have defenders in Kris Dunn, Walker Kessler, Kelly Olynyk, and Simone Fontecchio, and guys who aren't great on defense, the John Collins and Jordan Clarksons of the team, are actually trying; and it's paying off.

The offense isn't in a slump anymore, since Dunn, Fontecchio, and Collin Sexton were added to the starting five, and are dropping an average of 120+ per night. That doesn't mean they don't need some help at some places, but there's no longer a desire or need to blow up the team and sell for draft picks or a superstar who doesn't truly fit.

The team could use some perimeter defense off the bench, though Ochai Agbaji has been solid in that area. The problem is that solid on defense is good, if you're solid or better on offense too, and Agbaji has struggled all season to find his shot. Drafted to be a three-and-D type, Agabaji has not found any real success on offense shooting threes; something he was supposed to do well at in the NBA.

Talen Horton-Tucker is hitting three-pointers at a more consistent clip. Now, I like Agbaji, and don't want to see him traded, but the Jazz need someone to hit threes off the bench. Clarkson isn't that guy, though he's certainly found it easier to score points against lesser defenders, a major factor in his turnaround this season. So it'd be nice to have someone pair with Clarkson off the bench, and we think we have the perfect name.

Bogdan Bogdanovic. No, not former Jazz player Bojan Bogdanovic, but this is Bogdan. Bogdan is from Serbia, while Bojan is from Mostar, in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They're not related, but their play style is similar. Both men are excellent shooters and can stretch the court for you. The difference is that Bogdan plays much better defense than Bojan, allowing him to be a shooter off the bench without giving up much on defense.

The Hawks aren't going anywhere this season and with rumors of Dejounte Murray's pending trade, and Bogdan being 31, there really doesn't seem to be a good reason to hold onto the Serbian sharpshooter.

The Jazz could use him as their sixth or seventh man, and the offense off the bench may actually end up getting even better.

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