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Dante Exum | Guard

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
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Dante Exum (ankle) is playing for Australia vs. Lithuania on Wednesday.
This report confirms that Exum's ankle has made progress after he only managed to play in one game during the summer league, so this is obviously good news. Exum should be the starter over Trey Burke on opening night for the Jazz, but he won't be a target in standard leagues unless he shows some serious improvement during the preseason. Jul 29 - 12:58 PM

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Dante Exum (ankle) said that the Jazz were being cautious with him during the summer league which is why he only made one appearance.

"I’m obviously disappointed. I just got to kind of take it in stride, know what I’m trying to do," Exum said. "The next thing for me is the national team and being right for that. I don’t want this to be an injury that kind of hangs around going into next season." Exum said last week that he still wasn't 100 percent, but the injury isn't expected to be serious and he should be fine in a couple weeks. He will be an interesting player to watch during the preseason, but he is currently not a recommended target in standard leagues.
Jul 24 - 10:15 AM

Dante Exum said that his ankle is better but that it still isn't 100 percent, but he hopes to be ready in time for his stint with the Australian National Team.

His summer league was cut short due to his left ankle, but he did play well in his one appearance with 20 points, five boards, five assists and one 3-pointer. Exum has reportedly been working on his strength, shooting stroke and ability to navigate the pick-and-roll this summer, so it will be interesting to see how he fares in preseason. For now, Exum is better suited for deeper leagues.
Jul 18 - 9:52 AM

Dante Exum (ankle) is out for Wednesday night.

He still had his ankle taped up on Tuesday and odds are we won't be seeing him in Las Vegas. Exum was terrific in Utah for Summer League and really showed he could be aggressive. That said, Exum is nothing more than a late flier in drafts next year.
Jul 15 - 7:44 PM

Dante Exum (left ankle sprain) will not play on Tuesday.

Rodney Hood (right shoulder sprain) is also doubtful and JaJuan Johnson (right thumb sprain) is questionable, leaving Utah's Summer league team rather thin as they take on the Suns. We haven't heard many details about Exum's injury but the Jazz are almost certainly just playing it safe.
Jul 14 - 7:11 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) and Rodney Hood (shoulder) did not play on Monday at the Las Vegas Summer League.

Neither injury has long-term implications, but for Exum it's a bit of a drag since he can use all of the positive momentum he can muster.
Jul 13 - 10:53 PM

Dante Exum (left ankle) will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

It's not a bad injury, but this one stings for the Jazz and Exum fans wanting to see him in Vegas. Exum was more aggressive with the ball and putting on some weight may have helped him. He could take a leap this year, but he's still not a strong fantasy target yet.
Jul 11 - 10:18 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) will not play in Thursday's Summer League game vs. the 76ers.

Grant Jerrett (right shoulder dislocation) and Rodney Hood (right shoulder sprain) will join Exum on the sidelines. There's still no update on the severity of Exum's injury, but he should be fine for the regular-season.
Jul 9 - 6:55 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Thursday's game vs. the 76ers.

Up to this point there have been no updates on the severity of Exum's ankle injury, nor does he have a likely return date, but we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. Even if Exum misses the remainder of Summer League, he'll still have plenty of time to get himself right for the regular-season. Bryce Cotton and Oliver Hanlan will have more opportunity with Exum sidelined.
Jul 8 - 1:31 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Summer League game vs. the Spurs.

There's really no reason to risk further injury when playing in a Summer League game, so not much should be read into this. Exum's next opportunity to play will come on Thursday when the Jazz take on the Sixers. With Exum sidelined, Bryce Cotton and Olivier Hanlan will have more opportunity to prove their worth.
Jul 7 - 2:37 PM

Dante Exum (ankle) was seen wearing an ankle brace after Monday's Summer League action and will be evaluated on Tuesday.

Exum didn't require a walking boot or crutches after the game, so there's a chance that his sprained ankle won't keep him out too long. The 19-year-old has a tremendous opportunity to seize a larger role in Utah's rotation and could be a late-round fantasy steal if he's able to live up to his potential.
Source: ESPN
Jul 7 - 10:59 AM

Dante Exum left Monday's preseason game with a left ankle injury and did not return, finishing with 20 points on 5-of-11 shooting (1-of-5 3PTs, 9-of-10 FTs), five rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes.

Exum was playing well before he rolled his ankle and hopefully we get to see more of his development before Summer League ends. He looked like he was going to try and make it off the court on his own, but then needed some help from trainers on his way to the back. We'll update you as we learn more.
Jul 6 - 11:03 PM

According to the Deseret News, Dante Exum has added 10 pounds this summer and may have also grown a little as well.

He already has impressive size for a point guard as he is listed at 6'6, so this is obviously good news. Exum has spent a lot of time in the gym this summer, and head coach Quin Snyder said that he showed a lot of improvement in the pick-and-roll during his first practice of the summer league. The Jazz will give Exum every chance to succeed, so we will be keeping a close eye on his progress this summer.
Jul 5 - 11:37 AM

Dante Exum is on the summer league roster.

We didn't have an official word until now, so we can finally see what Exum can do to start his offseason. He's said he loves the pick and roll, but Exum was actually awful on those plays last year. Expect that to be a main point for the coaching staff.
Jul 2 - 9:29 PM

Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said that Dante Exum has been working hard on his shooting and his body this summer.

"He's back right now, and we've been in the gym," Snyder said regarding Exum. "We've got a pretty rigorous schedule for him. He's working on shooting, separate from his general skill work. He's working on his body. He's had a real good couple of weeks." Exum didn't live up to the hype in his rookie season, but he did have some good moments and he showed that he can be a solid defender in the NBA. Exum shot just 34.9 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from 3-point range, so it's good to see that he is taking steps to improve.
Jun 7 - 12:55 PM

Depth Charts

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