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Jazz exercise 4th year options on contracts for Burks, Kanter

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter dunks against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter dunks against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of a NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

The Utah Jazz have exercised their fourth-year contract options on guard Alec Burks and center Enes Kanter.

The team announced the move on Tuesday, a day before they tip off the season against Oklahoma City. The options for Burks and Kanter are both through the 2014-15 season.

A former standout at the University of Colorado, Burks was the 12th overall pick by Utah in 2011. The 22-year-old averaged seven points and 2.3 rebounds a game last season.

Kanter was the No. 3 pick in 2011. The 21-year-old big man from Turkey averaged 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 2012-13.