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Roster rundown: See the contract status and summer plans for Utah Jazz players (15 items)

By and and , Deseret News

April 17, 2014

Contract statuses, summer plans and quotes from the 15 players on the Utah Jazz roster at the end of the 2013-2014 season.

1 of 15. Trey Burke

Years in the NBA: 1

Contract status: Signed to $2,548,560 contract for next season, with a team option through 2015-16.

Summer plans: Learning how to become a better leader for this team in the future.

Quotable: "We all look forward to getting better and coming back strong. … They asked me how committed I am and if I want to be the best player I can be, there's certain things I can do, which is working hard, staying focused, staying out of trouble and basically turning my weaknesses into strengths. … More importantly, the No. 1 thing is being more of a leader, being more of a vocal guy and everything else will take care of itself."

2 of 15. Alec Burks

Years in the NBA: 3

Contract status: Signed team option for 2014-15 ($3,034,356)

Summer plans: Will go back home to Kansas City and plans to "spend time with loved ones, have fun and work hard.''

Quotable: “I think I can become a great player in this league with my athletic ability and potential. I think I can be real good in this league.’’

3 of 15. Ian Clark

Years in the NBA: 1

Contract status: Team option of $816,482 for next season.

Summer plans: Work on his ball-handling, making the right reads on offense and getting stronger as he works out at home and in Santa Barbara, hoping to prove himself in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Quotable: "It's been great. Learning a lot from the guys on the team, learning stuff on the court and off the court has been good for me. I'll definitely take it for what it's worth later on."

4 of 15. Jeremy Evans

Years in the NBA: 4

Contract status: Signed through 2014-15 ($1.8M)

Summer plans: Veteran has agreed to do another stint on the Junior Jazz tour and will also spend time in Arkansas with family.

Quotable: “I think it was huge just because I got minutes and I got to play. I felt like if I didn’t do it this year (show he could shoot, etc.), it was going to be the same thing, ‘All he is is a dunker.’ ”

5 of 15. Derrick Favors

Years in the NBA: 4

Contract status: Signed through 2017-18 ($47.5M extension)

Summer plans: Although he’s heading back to Atlanta for a couple of weeks, most of his summer will be in Utah. Other plans? “I’m still a kid, so I’m trying to get down to Disney World again."

Quotable: “I think this year I came (and) I showed a lot of people that I can be an option on the offensive end, I can do a lot of different things whether it’s scoring, whether it’s passing or whether it’s just playing through me on the offensive end.”
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