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Utah Jazz exercise team options on Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert

Mr Burns: Duh!

Ronald Martinez

The Utah Jazz did the smart thing by recognizing that Trey Burke and Rudy Gobert are key cornerstones for this franchise. And as a result, they did something completely expected:

Yes. The reactions to this news ranged from the professional . . .

. . . to the . . . deadpan? (IS that the right word here?)

I expect that this isn't real news to anyone, but was a mere formality. Trey Burke's play in the preseason (aside from the Phoenix Suns game) was worth his weight in gold. He is so deadly when he is confident, and he takes care of the ball so well . . . dude makes Deron Williams look sloppy in comparison. Rudy Gobert is simply a force of nature that every other team in the league was a fool to not target in the NBA Draft.

Their rookie seasons are behind them, and look to make huge jumps this year. The "other" rookie from their draft class, Ian Clark, went undrafted and as such isn't limited to the same rules for his contract. So the Jazz did not need to make an announcement about his status, that was taken care of months ago.

Of course I am mentioning Clark here partly because I love the idea of him and Rudy as Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Rudy Gobert Ian Clark Moose Squirrel

"Watch me pull a combo guard out of my hat!"

Okay, I need to finish packing for my flight now. Good night internet. I will miss you dearly. And man, the season is RIGHT around the corner. I bet the rest of you Jazz fans cant sleep either!