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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

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