TUESDAY, 3:50pm: The Jazz have officially exercised their fourth-year options on Kanter and Burks, the team announced today in a press release.
MONDAY, 10:15am: As they continue to work on a potential extension for fourth-year forward Gordon Hayward, the Jazz are set to pick up their 2014/15 options on third-year players Enes Kanter and Alec Burks, GM Dennis Lindsey confirmed today (Twitter link via Jody Genessy of the Deseret News).
The decision doesn’t come as any surprise, since Kanter and Burks as viewed as part of a Utah core that also include Hayward, Trey Burke, and the recently extended Derrick Favors. Kanter and Burks, who will both be eligible for extensions next summer, are now in line for guaranteed 2014/15 salaries of about $5.69MM and $3.03MM, respectively.
The deadline to exercise ’14/15 options on rookie scale players is Thursday, so we can expect an official announcement from the Jazz by then. To follow all the decisions on rookie contract options, be sure to check out our tracker.