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Utah's new coach Snyder looks to young talent with hope for the future

  • Utah Jazz's Dante Exum, of Australia, poses for a photo during the NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah Jazz's Dante Exum, of Australia, poses for a photo during the NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah Jazz's Dante Exum, of Australia, poses for a photo during the NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah Jazz's Dante Exum, of Australia, poses for a photo during the NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah Jazz's Trey Burke poses for a photo during the NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah Jazz's Trey Burke poses for a photo during the NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

The Utah Jazz rebuilding project has reached the point where it's time for the young talent to sink or shine.

The five probable starters are all 24 or younger so there won't be the luxury of deferring to veterans when games get tight.

Still, the mood was hopeful around the Jazz as they held their media day Monday. Quin Snyder took over as head coach, Gordon Hayward signed a $63-million, four-season maximum deal in the off-season, and two first-round draft picks in Dante Exum and Rodney Hood promise to add excitement.

After winning just 25 games last season, the Jazz are looking to Hayward and forward Derrick Favors to become team leaders.