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Dante Exum | Guard

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (19) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 196
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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

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An Eastern Conference scouting director who tracked Dante Exum at the FIBA World Cup said that Exum is not ready for the NBA.

"He’s not ready for the NBA, that is for sure," said the scout. "But a lot of guys are not ready for the NBA and they have got to learn on the fly. He is no different. But he is not going to jump into the league and all of a sudden average 20 points a game. There’s just no way." Exum has shown flashes of potential, but he struggled through both Summer League and the World Cup. Owners in standard leagues should temper their expectations, and it wouldn't be advisable to spend anything more than a late-round flier on the 2014 mystery man come draft day.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 5 - 3:23 PM

Dante Exum scored 12 points in a 91-83 loss to Angola at the World Cup of Basketball on Thursday.

Exum's 31 minutes on Thursday led Team Australia and he responded with 12 points, three rebounds, and six assists. It's nice to see Exum break out a bit after a lackluster game on Tuesday, but fantasy owners in standard leagues should still be wary about spending anything more than a late-round pick on the 19-year-old in fall drafts.
Source: FIBA.com
Sep 4 - 11:17 AM

Dante Exum did not score in Australia's win over Lithuania on Tuesday, adding one rebound and one assist.

He didn't even take any shots and he's certainly not making any waves in Spain. Exum did show some tremendous athleticism at Las Vegas, but he's a serious project. We're not expecting much at all out of him in the first few months of the season and owners in standard leagues should be able to do better in the last round.
Sep 2 - 8:05 PM

Dante Exum scored four points vs. South Korea, adding three assists, a turnover, and a steal.

Exum didn't score his four points efficiently, shooting 2-of-6 from the field, and knocking down shots seems to be a weakness for the mystery man of the 2014 draft. Exum went scoreless in Australia's previous contest vs. Slovenia, and it's a bit troubling that he's had so much difficulty getting things done against inferior competition. Exum is just 19-years-old, and will likely need some more time to develop before contributing consistently at the NBA level. He had a lot of hype heading into the draft, but Exum hasn’t shown us anything to warrant consideration as anything more than a late-round flier.
Aug 31 - 10:39 AM

Dante Exum will come off the bench for Australia at the World Cup of Basketball.

Team Australia begins group play at the World Cup on Sunday against Team Slovenia and head coach Andrej Lemanis is expected to utilize Exum off the bench. "Having Dante come off the bench and make an impact is something which is good for us," Lemanis said. Exum may see a similar role with the Utah Jazz as he acclimates to playing in the NBA, so fantasy owners would be wise to wait until the end of their drafts to take a flier on the Australian.
Aug 28 - 12:40 PM

Dante Exum didn't play well against France on Sunday in an exhibition game, scoring two points with two assists in 15 minutes.

He's not going to become a superstar overnight and Exum probably won't be much of a factor this season. He projects to be in the rotation for the Jazz, but fantasy owners in redraft leagues can probably look elsewhere.
Aug 18 - 9:15 AM

Dante Exum suffered a minor ankle sprain with the Australian basketball team, but it's not expected to impact his status for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

This sounds very minor, and the fact that he's still expected to play in the FIBA tournament is telling. Move along people, nothing to see here.
Aug 8 - 6:57 PM

Dante Exum made the Australian basketball team and will play at the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

He needs to adjust to playing against guys who are bigger than him and just needs as many reps as possible. Exum was overmatched in Las Vegas and couldn't get many easy shots. He was also a bit lethargic without the ball, which is something he'll have to improve if he wants to play more shooting guard minutes.
Jul 28 - 9:47 AM

Dante Exum finished Summer League with 14 assists vs. 15 turnovers, and admitted that he's adjusting to a new level of physicality and competition.

"The last games I played was high school games and I’m one of the bigger guys out there that can push guys around," he said. "Here, I get into the paint and I’m getting knocked over." Exum considers himself a PG but the Jazz already have Trey Burke, and Exum's learning curve may be eased by deploying him at SG more often than not. Either way, it will be interesting to see how coach Quin Snyder manages his backcourt rotation.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 23 - 9:46 AM

Dante Exum said after Monday's game that pick-and-roll is his favorite play.

He also said he didn't think he played well in the win. The Jazz ran a ton of pick-and-roll with Exum and Rudy Gobert, which was a thing of beauty tonight. He finished with six points, two rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers. He continues to show massive potential.
Jul 15 - 1:22 AM

Dante Exum made his pro debut against the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one turnover, no fouls and one 3-pointer.

He put on a show all night with flashy crossover dribbles and effective pick-and-rolls, while leading several fast-breaks. Exum was a bit stagnant on offense without the ball and sat in the corner a little too often. It's easy to see why the Jazz grabbed him at five, but he's going to need some time to develop any sort of consistency.
Jul 13 - 12:34 AM

The Jazz have officially signed Dante Exum.

Exum, the mystery man of the 2014 draft, compiled averages of 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists with the Australian National Team at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague. Exum is in a good situation to produce meaningful stats during his rookie season with the Jazz.
Jul 11 - 7:05 PM

Jazz coach Quin Synder has been impressed by rookie Dante Exum's speed, passing and ability to direct pick-and-rolls.

Exum and Trey Burke have been sharing point guard duties during recent practices, which seems to be Utah's vision for the upcoming season. "He’s a good player and I think we can definitely play together," Burke said. "It puts pressure on a defense when you have two guys who can be primary ball-handlers. It was good to sometimes bring the ball up, or sometimes go to the corner and spot up and let someone else do the work." Fantasy owners should keep a close eye on Utah's backcourt throughout Summer League and the preseason.
Jul 9 - 9:32 AM

Dante Exum will play in Las Vegas Summer League in July.

"When I step on the court at summer league, I’m just going to play hard and show them the Australian type of basketball that we like to play," Exum said. "I’ve prepared for this moment. I’m going to keep working hard and come to the gym every day." He's saying all the right things and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the 18-year-old start his career off with a bang in his rookie season.
Jun 28 - 10:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Trey Burke
2Dante Exum
3Toure Murry
SG1Alec Burks
2Ian Clark
3Carrick Felix
4Dee Bost
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Rodney Hood
3Steve Novak
PF1Enes Kanter
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Brock Motum
C1Derrick Favors
2Rudy Gobert
3Jack Cooley