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Dante Exum | Guard | #11

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (5) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Dante Exum (torn left ACL) is expected to be cleared for contact in June.
He's be cleared for everything on the basketball court except for contact practices, so it sounds like his recovery is going as planned. Exum hasn't decided if he will play for Australia this summer during the Olympics, but it's already been decided that he will not play in the summer league as reported by Jody Genessy of Deseret News. Exum will be competing with Shelvin Mack for the starting PG role and we will be watching his development closely over the summer. Apr 15 - 10:42 AM

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Dante Exum (torn left ACL) said he's been able to learn a lot this season while watching from the sidelines.

"It's given me an opportunity to kind of work on everything that I need to work on, and step back from the game and be able to learn," he said. "Being away from playing, and seeing the team, you get to kind of realize how we can get better." Exum has progressed to hard on-court cuts and is expected to be cleared for "unpredicted movement" in the next month or so. After that, the final step in the point guard's process will be taking contact. During his rehab, Exum has also changed his hot, ensuring he doesn't have two hands the ball upon releasing it. "I want to come back better than ever," Exum added. He'll be an interesting post-hype sleeper in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 3 - 2:46 PM

Dante Exum (left knee) said that he's been cleared to do everything except for contact, but he hopes within the next month that he'll be cleared for "non-predictive movement."

Exum should be 100 percent by the time training camp rolls around, and he's someone to consider stashing away in deep keeper leagues. The Jazz view Exum as their franchise point guard, and the team not going after a clear cut starting PG at the trade deadline was a good indication that Exum will be the starter next season.
Mar 31 - 6:47 PM

Dante Exum (left knee) has progressed to light running, going through ball handling drills, and shooting with assistant coaches.

He's still going to miss the entire 2015-16 season, but it's nice to see him make steady improvement without experiencing setbacks after tearing his ACL this past summer.
Jan 20 - 5:11 PM

Dante Exum (knee) put up some shots on Saturday.

It wasn't anything too "strenuous", but it's a still sign that Exum is making progress. He won't return for the 2015-16 season, but hopefully he will be ready to resume playing this summer.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 01:39:00 PM

Dante Exum (torn left ACL) said that he is on a "good path" and that his rehab is heading in the right direction.

"I'm not running just yet," Exum said. "I think that around two months I'll start running. I'm doing a lot of squats, a lot of single-leg balancing. Still trying to strengthen the quad and get used to my new ACL." Exum is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season, but he is expected to make a full recovery and hopefully will be back next summer. In the meantime, the Jazz will move forward with Trey Burke, Raul Neto and Bryce Cotton at point guard. On a side note, the Jazz picked up Exum's third-year option on Saturday.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 01:39:00 PM

Quin Snyder offered some encouraging words for Dante Exum (knee) during a recent interview.

"You're sick for him. He'd really worked. It was the way he had worked. He'd had a good plan to attack his [needs]," Snyder said of Exum. "His work ethic will help him maximize a bad situation and grow from it." Exum will likely miss the entirety of the 2015-16 season, and we wish him the best in his recovery. With him out, Trey Burke and Raul Neto will battle for the starting point guard position in Utah.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Dante Exum underwent successful surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee on Thursday, and it is likely he will miss the entire 2015-16 season.

With Exum sidelined, Trey Burke and Raul Neto will compete for the starting point guard position in Utah. This also opens up some more minutes for Rodney Hood, who may find himself in a sixth man role if Burke is listed as the starter. We'll be watching Utah's rotations develop closely leading up to the regular-season, but both Burke and Hood are certainly on the radar as quality late-round selections in standard leagues.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 05:55:00 PM

The Utah Jazz have confirmed that Dante Exum has a torn ACL in his left knee.

This is devastating news for Exum and the entire Jazz organization, and we wish him nothing but the best on his road to recovery. His knee is expected to require surgery, so we will pass along those details when we know more. This news unfortunately means that he could miss the entire 2015-16 season, but an official timetable hasn't been announced yet. With Exum on the sidelines, Trey Burke will step into the starting lineup and is now worth a look in the later rounds of drafts, while Raul Neto and Bryce Cotton will battle it out for minutes behind Burke. Expect Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward to facilitate on offense a little more as well.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Dante Exum (knee) has returned to Utah for further evaluation.

There is still fear that Exum tore his ACL while playing with Australia on Tuesday, but we'll have to await the results of his evaluations in Utah. While we should know more later in the day on Thursday, Jazz fans will have to hold their breath and hope 2015-16 isn't a lost season for the 20-year-old. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Trey Burke will get a boost in his fantasy value if Exum misses any time.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Utah-based sports broadcaster Tim Montemayor reports that Dante Exum was diagnosed with a torn ACL in Slovenia, and "the Jazz will confirm that diagnosis ASAP."

Initial reports suggested that the Jazz "feared" Exum had torn his ACL and we should stress that Exum's official diagnosis won't be known until further tests are performed on Wednesday. The 20-year-old suffered the non-contact injury while playing in an exhibition for Australia. He's almost certain to miss the FIBA Oceania championship in mid-August but his status for training camp and opening night won't be known until Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 10:20:00 PM

The Jazz are concerned that Dante Exum may have suffered a torn ACL in his left knee while playing for Australia on Tuesday.

To be completely clear, there has been no diagnosis yet, but they do have a reason to be concerned due to the fact that it was a non-contact knee injury. There is no reason to speculate until we know more, and Exum is currently on his way back to Utah in order to be re-evaluated. If doctors determine that Exum has to miss time, Trey Burke will benefit the most.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Dante Exum picked up a left knee injury while playing against Slovenia on Tuesday, and he will fly back to Utah in order to be re-evaluated.

Exum immediately left the game after pulling up lame on a drive to the hoop, and the bad news is that it was a non-contact injury. His left knee is heavily wrapped and he does have crutches, so this certainly doesn't look good at the moment. Exum will likely have an MRI when he arrives in Utah, so we will have another update on his status as soon as we get an official update from the Jazz.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Dante Exum picked up an injury while playing against Slovenia on Tuesday.

Exum was driving to the hoop before suddenly pulling up lame, and he certainly looked like he was in a lot of pain. It still isn't clear exactly what he injured or how severe the injury is, but he will almost certainly have an MRI and we will update his status as soon as we know more. Exum later returned to the bench wearing street clothes and had his leg propped up a chair, but there hasn't been any word on an official diagnosis. Click on the link below to see the replay of the injury.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 03:41:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Shelvin Mack
2Trey Burke
3Raul Neto
4Dante Exum
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
4Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trey Lyles
3Trevor Booker
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Tibor Pleiss