Apr 14, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) dribbles the ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers guard Jodie Meeks (20) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Lakers won 119-104. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Utah Jazz to explore extending Enes Kanter, Alec Burks


The Utah Jazz are entering an offseason in which they could can their head coach and possibly further irritate two of their better players if things go poorly. While the situation with Tyrone Corbin is separate from that of Enes Kanter and Alec Burks, the Jazz need to tread lightly if they want to make sure this offseason doesn’t blow up on them.

According to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz are going to explore extending both Kanter and Burke this offseason.

“It’s definitely something we’ll explore,” Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. “Whether we get a deal done, I don’t know. But we’ll sit down and talk to both of their representatives when the time comes.”

Jones notes in his piece that Kanter was miffed this season by the light minutes he received, despite the fact that the team was selling the ‘rebuilding’ phase as the reason for losing. Burks is one of the best players the Jazz have and the team would be wise to lock him up long term, with the same going for Kanter.

But there are other factors to take into account and it’s possible that only one or neither of them end up getting extended in time.

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