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Dante Exum | Guard | #11

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (5) / UTA
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Dante Exum (shoulder) has been cleared for non-contact drills.
He was spotted taking some jumpers before Monday's game, so Exum does appear to be progressing. The Jazz struck gold on Donovan Mitchell, so it's going to be even tougher for Exum to get minutes when he's healthy again. Jan 17 - 3:30 PM

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Dante Exum underwent a successful procedure Tuesday morning to stabilize the AC joint in his left shoulder.

He is out indefinitely and the team says it will provide updates when appropriate. There is some concern that Exum could miss this season due to the injury suffered on Oct. 6. He's had some terrible luck in his career with this injury and an ACL tear three summers ago. With him out, Donovan Mitchell and Raul Neto will handle most of the backup point guard minutes.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 06:35:00 PM

Dante Exum has elected to undergo surgery to stabilize the AC joint of his left shoulder.

The Jazz likely won't provide a timetable until after the surgery on Tuesday, but it's hard to imagine Exum making a return to the court this season. After a phenomenal preseason, Donovan Mitchell has made a strong case to see minutes at PG and SG right away and is worth picking up in most leagues.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 07:25:00 PM

Dante Exum is weighing rehabilitation options on his separated left shoulder that could preclude him undergoing season-ending surgery, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of

The shoulder is a complicated joint, so it may take some time for Exum's doctors to come up with the best plan. It was previously reported he is going to miss "significant" time, and missing the season is in the realm of possibilities. For now, Donovan Mitchell has played very well lately and he made it clear in Las Vegas he wants to show people he can play point guard. Mitchell is worth a look late in competitive leagues while Alec Burks is in the mix as a dart throw.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 02:54:00 PM

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that Dante Exum separated his left shoulder and also suffered ligament damage and will likely miss "a significant amount of time."

Unfortunately, this news isn't surprising, as Exum took a nasty spill in the first half of Friday's game vs. Phoenix and immediately grabbed at his shoulder. He was quickly ushered into the locker room, and Jazz players and coaches were clearly concerned about his health after the game. If this report is confirmed, Exum would likely miss the majority of the 2017-18 season. Raul Neto would serve as the primary backup to Ricky Rubio, with Donovan Mitchell also potentially seeing additional playing time at point guard.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 11:22:00 AM

Dante Exum (shoulder) will have an MRI on Friday night.

Not good. Coach Quin Snyder also had an ominous tone on Exum's ugly injury. "Obviously if you speculate, it didn't look good, if you saw his shoulder," Snyder said. If Exum did separate his shoulder, he's going to miss a lot of time this year. That could mean we see more Raul Neto, Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks this year. Keep an eye on Burks and Mitchell in deeper leagues for now.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 01:18:00 AM

Dante Exum suffered a left shoulder injury on Friday.

Reports from the arena say it did not look good and it's possible he is going to miss the start of the season. He was running off the court holding his shoulder and in a lot of pain. If he's out, Raul Neto would be the backup and the Jazz could use Donovan Mitchell or Alec Burks as a point guard.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Dante Exum scored 16 points with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 25 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

The Jazz talked him up for his extra effort this summer and he came through with a great run in Utah Summer League. After the game, Exum said he'll be headed back to Australia to enjoy some down time before he heads back to be with the team. He won't be playing in Las Vegas and there could be some trade rumors surrounding him.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 11:04:00 PM

Dante Exum dominated Wednesday's 100-94 win vs. the Sixers' Summer League squad, double-doubling with 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting, three 3-pointers, five rebounds and 10 assists in 29 minutes.

Exum looked far more polished than the competition, which is exactly what Utah wanted to see from their 2014 lottery pick. "He's not the young guy anymore," Utah Jazz Summer League coach Alex Jensen said. "It's time. You've got to stand out." Exum passed the initial test but he still has plenty to prove before demanding fantasy owners' attention.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 11:20:00 PM

Dante Exum looked great in Monday's Summer League opener, scoring 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, five assists, one block, two treys and four turnovers.

Exum is about to enter his fourth NBA season (third if you include his ACL injury that kept him out for a year), so the Utah coaching staff challenged him to be the best player on the floor tonight. Exum looked terrific and that would've been the case, but Donovan Mitchell stole the show in the second half. The Jazz brought in Ricky Rubio this summer, so Exum will have to make a living with his defense off the bench in 2017-18. For now, he's not a fantasy target in standard leagues.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 11:18:00 PM

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said he will target a veteran point guard in free agency.

The Jazz would obviously like to bring back George Hill and the feeling is mutual, but they may not be able to afford him with Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles also hitting the open market. The Jazz have been linked to point guards such as Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley, but the latter is likely more available. Lindsey did say that Dante Exum has "responded in a big way" in terms of offseason improvement and he's expected to showcase that growth at Summer League, but it's clear that the Jazz aren't ready to hand the keys over to him.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 11:38:00 AM

Dante Exum will play in the Utah Jazz Summer League, but not in Las Vegas.

The Jazz are still waiting for Exum to come around. It's not often you see a player with as much experience as Exum play in summer league, but the 2014 pick has a slew of holes in his game on both ends. Coach Quin Snyder and general manager Dennis Lindsey both challenged Exum this summer, so they'll probably be using him a ton when he's active next month.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey said that Utah plans play to play Dante Exum at multiple positions next season.

Exum has not lived up to expectations since being selected fifth overall in the 2014 draft, due in part to missing the entire 2015-16 season due to an ACL tear. However, he did show signs of progress in the 2017 postseason. Going forward, Utah envisions making the most of his versatility, including playing him off the ball. "The team functioned better when Dante was playing a wing, versus point guard, but there’s point guard in his future, there’s two-guard and even three because of his unique size, length and speed and hopefully developing strength," said GM Dennis Lindsey.
Fri, May 19, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Dante Exum scored a playoff career-high 15 points in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors.

George Hill (toe) missed his third game in a row and Exum played arguably his best game of the season, starting the second half in place of Joe Ingles and hitting 5-of-14 shots with three boards, two assists, one steal and one triple in 32 minutes. Exum averaged just 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.7 triples in 18.6 minutes per game during the regular season, but could be looking at a larger role in 2017-18 with George Hill and Shelvin Mack hitting free agency. Exum doesn't have great upside in fantasy and his defense is his bread and butter, but we'll be keeping an eye on his development this summer.
Tue, May 9, 2017 12:07:00 AM

Dante Exum made his playoff debut on Sunday with three points and one assist in 12 minutes of action.

The Jazz struggled to contain Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton tonight, even after coach Quin Snyder went to Exum over guys like Shelvin Mack (five minutes) and Raul Neto (seven minutes). Exum played well but his role isn't certain for Game 5 -- it's hard to trust him unless Snyder explicitly says he's earned reliable minutes.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 12:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Dante Exum
3Raul Neto
SG1Donovan Mitchell
2Alec Burks
SF1Joe Ingles
2Thabo Sefolosha
3Royce O'Neale
PF1Derrick Favors
2Jae Crowder
3Jonas Jerebko
4Georges Niang
5Erik McCree
C1Rudy Gobert
2Ekpe Udoh
3Tony Bradley