- Associated Press - Saturday, October 17, 2015

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.



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