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Dante Exum | Guard

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (19) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190

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Dante Exum scored a career-high 12 points in Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans, adding two assists, two boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.
It was arguably the best game of his young career, and he showed why scouts were right to drool over his athleticism on several occasions. If the Jazz continue to lose, Exum should see more playing time as the season progresses, but he can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues for now. Dec 16 - 11:32 PM

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Dante Exum played 19 minutes against the Pacers on Monday with three points, four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He had one of the worst air balls of the season coming on a 10-foot fadeaway. Exum is starting to come around here and there, but it's pretty obvious the consistency won't be there for a long time and possibly all season. Yes, Trey Burke has been awful, but the Jazz probably won't turn Exum loose yet. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 10 - 10:18 PM

Dante Exum and Trey Burke could see some time in the backcourt together moving forward.

With Rodney Hood (foot) out, it's a possibility for Utah. The Jazz won't abandon Alec Burks' playing time, so we're looking at a small sample for when Burke and Exum would theoretically share the floor in any given game.
Nov 10 - 11:57 AM

Dante Exum played well in 21 minutes off Utah's bench on Sunday, scoring nine points with three boards, five dimes, one steal and zero turnovers.

He's averaging 24.3 minutes in Utah's past three games, and may force a timeshare at PG if starter Trey Burke doesn't quickly show improvement. A lack of conditioning, if nothing else, may limit him to under 30 minutes per game early in the season, and at this point fantasy owners should merely take note of his strong play off the bench.
Nov 9 - 8:38 PM

Dante Exum set a career-best with 11 points over 27 minutes in Friday's blowout loss, and also added two threes, two boards and five assists.

Trey Burke scored 11 points with three treys, two boards and three assists in the same amount of minutes, so the needle didn't move in the position battle tonight. As long as Burke doesn't faceplant, it's going to be hard for Exum to gain any momentum in fantasy leagues in the near-term.
Nov 8 - 3:57 AM

Dante Exum scored just seven points to go with one rebound, two assists, and one block during Monday's loss to the Clippers.

This was a bit of a step backwards for the rookie after a strong game against the Suns on Saturday. "I think Dante wants to improve, and he wants to be good," head coach Quin Snyder said. "He’s getting better conditioned, so he can play longer. He’s also figuring a few things out, what he can and can’t do. But he’s a rookie, and there are going to be good and bad nights for him." Exum will have better games as the season progresses, but fantasy owners in standard leagues likely have better options on the waiver wire at the moment.
Nov 4 - 9:57 AM

Dante Exum scored 10 points on four attempts from the field against the Suns with two rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and three 3-pointers.

Wow, he was 3-of-4 from the field to give him an effective field goal percentage of 112.5. Exum is still extremely raw, so he would likely need an injury to Trey Burke in order to have fantasy value. Although, Burke needs to play better.
Nov 2 - 2:42 AM

Dante Exum played 10 minutes in his NBA debut on Wednesday with five points, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

He's Trey Burke's backup and his minutes aren't going to clear 20 per game while Burke is healthy. Exum is more of a keeper stash.
Oct 30 - 1:17 AM

Dante Exum scored two points with one block and zero rebounds, assists or steals in 10 minutes off Utah's bench on Friday.

Head coach Quin Snyder said he benched Exum because he was struggling with the physicality of the Suns' guards. That will be a theme for the rookie during the 2014-15 season, and it's one more reason to avoid him on draft day.
Oct 25 - 12:11 AM

Dante Exum started at PG on Sunday and finished with five points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Lakers.

He made 2-of-7 field goals (0-of-4 from deep) and only started because Trey Burke was given the night off. As a 19-year-old with minimal professional experience and a backup role, fantasy owners are right to be skeptical of his value as a rookie.
Oct 20 - 1:31 AM

Dante Exum had his best game as a pro on Thursday against the Lakers, making 3-of-6 from the field for 13 points, one rebound, six assists, no turnovers and one 3-pointer.

He made all six attempts from the line and was a huge plus off the bench. The Lakers have been lost on defense, so this terrific game does come with a grain of salt. He's going to start the season slow, but maybe he'll be on the radar in a couple months.
Oct 17 - 1:39 AM

Dante Exum scored nine points on 3-of-5 shooting (all threes) with one rebound, four assists and eight turnovers in 22 minutes off the bench against the Clippers on Monday.

Exum got some Chris Paul treatment and in general he continues to struggle with the pace of the NBA game, which is fine because he's just 19 years old and it has become increasingly clear that he won't be the No. 1 signal caller this year. Pick him up in Dynasty leagues, but in redraft formats he's restricted to deep leagues only.
Oct 14 - 1:34 AM

Dante Exum played 29 minutes off the Jazz bench, but hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points, three rebounds and two assists.

He also had a steal and a block, and while Trey Burke appears to be locked in as the starting point guard in Utah, Exum could work his way into a timeshare if he plays well early in the season. Just keep an eye on him, unless you're in a dynasty league. He's worth owning in dynasty leagues due to his potential a year or two from now.
Oct 8 - 1:29 AM

Dante Exum has played "hard and thrown himself into it defensively," according to coach Quin Snyder.

He's still a ways off on offense and it's hard to imagine him coming around in time to make a major impact this season. Exum can be ignored in the first 150 picks of standard drafts.
Oct 4 - 10:01 AM

FIBA is opening an investigation to determine if Australia purposefully lost a World Cup game in order to avoid playing against Team USA.

FIBA has stated that "it is widely suspected that Australia lost" their game vs. Angola on purpose, and that their "on-court behavior... generated huge disappointment by basketball fans and experts." The blowing of their game vs. Angola was done so that they wouldn't have to face Team USA until the semifinals, however the strategy did not work as Australia was later eliminated by Slovenia. FIBA is allowing Australia to "state their case" before deciding on possible disciplinary sanctions.
Sep 8 - 5:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Trey Burke
2Dante Exum
3Toure Murry
SG1Alec Burks
2Ian Clark
3Carrick Felix
4Patrick Christopher
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Rodney Hood
3Steve Novak
4Joe Ingles
PF1Enes Kanter
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Brock Motum
C1Derrick Favors
2Rudy Gobert