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Finishing up preseason moves

Finishing up preseason moves

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SALT LAKE CITY -- After the Jazz finished up their preseason they immediately went to work getting ready for the regular season, starting with getting their roster size down.

Right after their final preseason game, a 97-91 victory over the Blazers, the Jazz brass pulled in Chris Quinn and Darnell Jackson and informed them that they wouldn't be kept on the roster for the season.

They were both on training camp contracts, so they technically weren't released. They just didn't have their contracts kept on for the regular season.

This was done to get the Jazz inside the 15-man required size.

The next day the Jazz locked up their future for next year at least. They signed the extensions for their highly drafted players over the past three years.

Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Alec Burks all had their option come up for the Jazz to extend their rookie contract.

They all have another year where the Jazz control their rights.

Hayward and Favors will come back for their fourth years, which means the Jazz have a qualifying offer next year. Kanter and Burks will be back for their third, which means they have another team option next year.

Jeremy Evans was the only player with a secured spot on the team next season, now those four will join him. Marvin Williams has a player option for next year that could keep him with the team.

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