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Dante Exum | Guard

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
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The Utah Jazz have confirmed that Dante Exum has a torn ACL in his left knee.
This is devastating news for Exum and the entire Jazz organization, and we wish him nothing but the best on his road to recovery. His knee is expected to require surgery, so we will pass along those details when we know more. This news unfortunately means that he could miss the entire 2015-16 season, but an official timetable hasn't been announced yet. With Exum on the sidelines, Trey Burke will step into the starting lineup and is now worth a look in the later rounds of drafts, while Raul Neto and Bryce Cotton will battle it out for minutes behind Burke. Expect Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward to facilitate on offense a little more as well. Aug 6 - 4:05 PM

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Dante Exum (knee) has returned to Utah for further evaluation.

There is still fear that Exum tore his ACL while playing with Australia on Tuesday, but we'll have to await the results of his evaluations in Utah. While we should know more later in the day on Thursday, Jazz fans will have to hold their breath and hope 2015-16 isn't a lost season for the 20-year-old. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Trey Burke will get a boost in his fantasy value if Exum misses any time.
Source: ESPN
Aug 6 - 9:37 AM

Utah-based sports broadcaster Tim Montemayor reports that Dante Exum was diagnosed with a torn ACL in Slovenia, and "the Jazz will confirm that diagnosis ASAP."

Initial reports suggested that the Jazz "feared" Exum had torn his ACL and we should stress that Exum's official diagnosis won't be known until further tests are performed on Wednesday. The 20-year-old suffered the non-contact injury while playing in an exhibition for Australia. He's almost certain to miss the FIBA Oceania championship in mid-August but his status for training camp and opening night won't be known until Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.
Aug 4 - 10:20 PM

The Jazz are concerned that Dante Exum may have suffered a torn ACL in his left knee while playing for Australia on Tuesday.

To be completely clear, there has been no diagnosis yet, but they do have a reason to be concerned due to the fact that it was a non-contact knee injury. There is no reason to speculate until we know more, and Exum is currently on his way back to Utah in order to be re-evaluated. If doctors determine that Exum has to miss time, Trey Burke will benefit the most.
Aug 4 - 6:42 PM

Dante Exum picked up a left knee injury while playing against Slovenia on Tuesday, and he will fly back to Utah in order to be re-evaluated.

Exum immediately left the game after pulling up lame on a drive to the hoop, and the bad news is that it was a non-contact injury. His left knee is heavily wrapped and he does have crutches, so this certainly doesn't look good at the moment. Exum will likely have an MRI when he arrives in Utah, so we will have another update on his status as soon as we get an official update from the Jazz.
Aug 4 - 4:10 PM

Dante Exum picked up an injury while playing against Slovenia on Tuesday.

Exum was driving to the hoop before suddenly pulling up lame, and he certainly looked like he was in a lot of pain. It still isn't clear exactly what he injured or how severe the injury is, but he will almost certainly have an MRI and we will update his status as soon as we know more. Exum later returned to the bench wearing street clothes and had his leg propped up a chair, but there hasn't been any word on an official diagnosis. Click on the link below to see the replay of the injury.
Aug 4 - 3:41 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) is playing for Australia vs. Lithuania on Wednesday.

This report confirms that Exum's ankle has made progress after he only managed to play in one game during the summer league, so this is obviously good news. Exum should be the starter over Trey Burke on opening night for the Jazz, but he won't be a target in standard leagues unless he shows some serious improvement during the preseason.
Jul 29 - 12:58 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) said that the Jazz were being cautious with him during the summer league which is why he only made one appearance.

"I’m obviously disappointed. I just got to kind of take it in stride, know what I’m trying to do," Exum said. "The next thing for me is the national team and being right for that. I don’t want this to be an injury that kind of hangs around going into next season." Exum said last week that he still wasn't 100 percent, but the injury isn't expected to be serious and he should be fine in a couple weeks. He will be an interesting player to watch during the preseason, but he is currently not a recommended target in standard leagues.
Jul 24 - 10:15 AM

Dante Exum said that his ankle is better but that it still isn't 100 percent, but he hopes to be ready in time for his stint with the Australian National Team.

His summer league was cut short due to his left ankle, but he did play well in his one appearance with 20 points, five boards, five assists and one 3-pointer. Exum has reportedly been working on his strength, shooting stroke and ability to navigate the pick-and-roll this summer, so it will be interesting to see how he fares in preseason. For now, Exum is better suited for deeper leagues.
Jul 18 - 9:52 AM

Dante Exum (ankle) is out for Wednesday night.

He still had his ankle taped up on Tuesday and odds are we won't be seeing him in Las Vegas. Exum was terrific in Utah for Summer League and really showed he could be aggressive. That said, Exum is nothing more than a late flier in drafts next year.
Jul 15 - 7:44 PM

Dante Exum (left ankle sprain) will not play on Tuesday.

Rodney Hood (right shoulder sprain) is also doubtful and JaJuan Johnson (right thumb sprain) is questionable, leaving Utah's Summer league team rather thin as they take on the Suns. We haven't heard many details about Exum's injury but the Jazz are almost certainly just playing it safe.
Jul 14 - 7:11 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) and Rodney Hood (shoulder) did not play on Monday at the Las Vegas Summer League.

Neither injury has long-term implications, but for Exum it's a bit of a drag since he can use all of the positive momentum he can muster.
Jul 13 - 10:53 PM

Dante Exum (left ankle) will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

It's not a bad injury, but this one stings for the Jazz and Exum fans wanting to see him in Vegas. Exum was more aggressive with the ball and putting on some weight may have helped him. He could take a leap this year, but he's still not a strong fantasy target yet.
Jul 11 - 10:18 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) will not play in Thursday's Summer League game vs. the 76ers.

Grant Jerrett (right shoulder dislocation) and Rodney Hood (right shoulder sprain) will join Exum on the sidelines. There's still no update on the severity of Exum's injury, but he should be fine for the regular-season.
Jul 9 - 6:55 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Thursday's game vs. the 76ers.

Up to this point there have been no updates on the severity of Exum's ankle injury, nor does he have a likely return date, but we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. Even if Exum misses the remainder of Summer League, he'll still have plenty of time to get himself right for the regular-season. Bryce Cotton and Oliver Hanlan will have more opportunity with Exum sidelined.
Jul 8 - 1:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Trey Burke
2Raul Neto
3Bryce Cotton
4Dante Exum
SG1Alec Burks
2Rodney Hood
3Joe Ingles
4Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Elijah Millsap
3J.J. O'Brien
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Trey Lyles
4Grant Jerrett
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jack Cooley
3Tibor Pleiss
4Jeff Withey