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Dante Exum | Guard | #11

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 207
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (5) / UTA
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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. Jul 6 - 11:04 PM

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 5 - 11:20 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.
Jul 3 - 11:18 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.
Jun 25 - 11:38 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.
Jun 23 - 3:40 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.
May 19 - 12:57 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.
May 9 - 12:07 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.
Apr 24 - 12:25 AM

Dante Exum (hip) was able to start Monday's game at Golden State, finishing with seven points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals over 36 minutes.

Exum wasn't very good, misfiring on 11 of his 14 field-goal attempts, including a dismal 1-for-7 from the perimeter. Despite the off shooting night it appears safe to get him back into the active lineup in all fantasy leagues allowing daily moves for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Spurs.
Apr 11 - 1:05 AM

Dante Exum (hip) is not on the injury report for Friday's game vs. the Wolves.

Exum left Tuesday's game with a right hip contusion and never returned, but he practiced on Thursday and is good to go. George Hill (groin) is expected to miss yet another game, so Exum and Shelvin Mack will hold down the fort at PG. Exum isn't a great fantasy option, though.
Apr 6 - 2:11 PM

Dante Exum (hip) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

Exum has a right hip contusion and will finish the night with 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and one triple in 25 minutes. With George Hill (groin) still on the shelf, Shelvin Mack will pick up the slack the rest of the evening.
Apr 4 - 10:56 PM

Dante Exum logged 27 minutes vs. the Spurs but finished with a modest seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one block.

George Hill and Raul Neto continue to recover from groin injuries, and all signs point to Exum continuing to start if they miss more games. Shelvin Mack was the better fantasy option today, though, coming off the bench with 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, two dimes and two steals.
Apr 2 - 6:56 PM

Dante Exum started at point guard again on Friday vs. the Wizards, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and two triples in 25 minutes.

George Hill (groin) missed his second straight game and Exum had nowhere to go but up after going scoreless on 0-of-6 FGs Wednesday. He did a great job on John Wall and could be looking at another start on Sunday vs. the Spurs, but that's a tough matchup and Shelvin Mack still looks like a better DFS option -- Mack had 15 points in 26 minutes.
Apr 1 - 1:34 AM

Dante Exum started vs. the Kings on Wednesday but he failed to score in 23 minutes, going 0-of-6 from the field with three boards, two assists and two turnovers.

The Jazz were playing without George Hill (groin) and Raul Neto (groin), so it was all hands on deck at the point guard spot tonight. Exum was chewed out by coach Quin Snyder after some early mistakes, and he was outplayed by Shelvin Mack, so there's no clear incentive to add him at any depth.
Mar 30 - 2:02 AM

Dante Exum will start for the Jazz on Wednesday with both George Hill (groin) and Raul Neto (groin) unavailable

Shelvin Mack should also get plenty of minutes tonight with Utah thin in the backcourt, with Gordon Hayward also earning extra ball-handling duties. Exum is only worth a glance for short-term value.
Mar 29 - 9:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Dante Exum
3Raul Neto
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Donovan Mitchell
SF1Joe Johnson
2Joe Ingles
3Thabo Sefolosha
PF1Derrick Favors
2Jonas Jerebko
3Joel Bolomboy
C1Rudy Gobert
2Tony Bradley
3Jeff Withey