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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 had two points and 12 assists on 1-of-4 shooting in Wednesday's win.
Even with that line, he's averaging just 2.8 points and 2.8 assists over his last five games after not recording a single assist in three straight games. Treat tonight's dimes as a fluke. Apr 2 - 1:39 AM

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Dante Exum and Rodney Hood are both starting on Saturday against the Thunder.

They are both getting over illnesses and neither played in the second half yesterday -- Hood has been out since Monday.
Mar 28 - 8:17 PM

Dante Exum (illness) is not on the injury report and is warming up to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He will get Russell Westbrook tonight, so he's going to have his hands full. Exum has been pretty good on defense, but his offensive game has a long way to go. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 28 - 7:26 PM

Dante Exum missed the second half of Friday's game due to illness.

Exum logged 12 minutes on the night and had just one rebound and one steal to his credit. He has shown some nice defensive skills at times but his fantasy game is in the trash, so owners don't need to worry about his status too much.
Mar 28 - 2:41 AM

Dante Exum was scoreless for the second consecutive game on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes.

He missed all five from the field and has really regressed as a scorer. Exum is actually one of the worst scorers in pick-and-roll sets while he's also seen his 3-point shooting percentages trend down. Owners in keeper leagues probably will have to wait a couple more years or maybe longer.
Mar 20 - 1:14 AM

Dante Exum flashed his potential in Sunday's road win vs. the Nets, scoring 14 points with four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover.

He shot 5-of-6 from the field including a 4-of-4 mark from downtown, all while playing pesky defense vs. Jarrett Jack and Deron Williams. Exum is 19 years old and he's sure to be inconsistent over Utah's final 20 games, but he's still worth a speculative add in deeper leagues. Remember this performance when you're drafting a new team for the 2015-16 season.
Mar 8 - 8:33 PM

Dante Exum was held scoreless in 12 minutes against the Jazz and was benched in favor of Trey Burke for the start of the second half.

Exum has now played 19 or fewer minutes in each of his last three games, and it is starting to look like his days as a starter are numbered. The Jazz obviously threw the rookie into the fire too quickly, and while he does have a ton of potential, he is nowhere near ready to be a starting PG in the NBA. Exum should have already been dropped in most leagues.
Mar 1 - 12:18 AM

Dante Exum scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound, five assists and one block in 33 minutes on Monday against the Pelicans.

Exum still isn't posting great fantasy lines but he has created some momentum against struggling Trey Burke. He needs to show us a lot more in standard leagues before we'll start hyping him up, but in points leagues owners may want to put him on watch lists a bit sooner.
Feb 10 - 2:37 AM

Head coach Quin Snyder showered praise on rookie Dante Exum for his defensive ability.

"He’s been consistent in the fact that he’s defended," Snyder said of Exum. "I think our entire group is getting the ball pushed across halfcourt quicker. I like the fact that he sets that example early in the game. I think it’s helped everyone. I think the combination of him being out there with Gordon [Hayward] has settled him a little bit, which is significant. His ability to defend the ball can be a difference-maker for our group. " Despite Exum's struggles on offense, it's clear that the Jazz believe in him and he's likely going to remain in the starting lineup in place of Trey Burke with the Jazz playing for draft picks. With averages of just 2.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.2 steals over his last five games, Exum has a lot of work to do before he can be considered in most leagues.
Feb 8 - 9:28 AM

Dante Exum started and played 28 minutes in Friday's loss to the Suns, scoring six points on 2-of-4 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and four assists.

Exum has miles to go as a 19-year old with limited big-time experience learning the ropes in the NBA. But Quin Snyder is putting the rookie in a no-lose situation in terms of development, since he needs him to play 18-25 minutes per night regardless and Trey Burke is needed to bolster the bench unit. There is very little chance that Exum has value in standard leagues this season, but it's nice to observe the Jazz handling him correctly.
Feb 7 - 3:19 AM

Dante Exum started again on Wednesday but missed all five of his shots and finished with zero points and five assists.

He also missed all three of his shots on Tuesday, and it just doesn't make sense that the Jazz are starting him over a red-hot Trey Burke. Burke is the point guard you want to own in Utah, and Exum can be dumped at this point.
Feb 5 - 1:40 AM

Dante Exum started again on Tuesday but went scoreless, missing all three of his shot attempts with just three rebounds, one assist, two steals and five personal fouls in 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, former starting PG Trey Burke had 18 points and six assists off the bench. Exum has given fantasy owners no reason to trust him despite his starting job, which may be temporary if he continues to struggle this badly. In six previous starts he was averaging just 7.8 points on 37.0 percent shooting, 2.2 threes, 1.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.0 blocks.
Feb 4 - 1:36 AM

Dante Exum started again on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, one rebound and one assist.

He's been awful in his last two games, making his 15 points, five assists and five 3-pointers last Thursday look like a fluke. He's still worth keeping an eye on as long as he's starting, but Trey Burke, and about every other guard in the league, has outplayed him over his last couple games.
Jan 29 - 2:38 AM

Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said he would not be reactionary after Dante Exum's scoreless performance against the Celtics on Monday.

Exum has been starting for the Jazz for the past three games, and it appears that despite Monday's inefficient outing, he's going to stick with the starting unit. The Jazz are not in the playoff hunt, sitting on a record of 16-29, so player development is going to be prioritized over winning. Exum has shown flashes, but it's going to be a bumpy ride for owners relying on production from a 19-year-old. He's more of a deep league guy right now.
Jan 27 - 3:59 PM

Dante Exum went scoreless in 25 minutes of action on Monday against the Celtics, finishing with just one rebound and two assists to his credit.

Ouch. Exum is very raw and his move into the starting lineup may be premature, though nothing has been said to the effect of a change so far. If you added him you might want to show a bit of patience because he's just 19 years old, but in general this could be a very bumpy and/or short experience as the starter.
Jan 27 - 12:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dante Exum
2Trey Burke
3Bryce Cotton
SG1Alec Burks
2Rodney Hood
3Joe Ingles
4Carrick Felix
5Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Elijah Millsap
3Jerrell Benimon
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Grant Jerrett
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jack Cooley