Jazz exercise options on Gobert, Exum, Burke, Hood
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have picked up the third-year team option for second-year guards Dante Exum and Rodney Hood. The team also announced Saturday it has picked up the fourth-year team option for guard Trey Burke and center Rudy Gobert — both in their third year.
All four options are for the 2016-17 season.
The team has committed to keeping the current young corps together. Gobert is a potential franchise player that finished second in the league in blocks. The 6-foot-6 Exum moved into the starting lineup last season as a rookie after being selected No. 5 overall.
Burke is back in the starting lineup after Exum tore his ACL during the summer. He was the No. 9 pick of the 2013 draft.
Hood struggled with injuries as a rookie, but quickly developed into a versatile scorer and defender on the wing.