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Dante Exum | Guard | #11

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 207
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (5) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Dante Exum played just eight minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday, scoring five points with two rebounds in eight minutes.
It looked like he was going to be completely out of the rotation with Shelvin Mack entering the game first, but they used Exum off the ball at SG. The Jazz love his defense, but he doesn’t do nearly enough on the offensive end to help fantasy owners. He could lose even more minutes when the Jazz are at full strength, so that doesn’t help Exum’s case either. Oct 26 - 1:15 AM

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Dante Exum scored a team-high 18 points vs. the Suns on Wednesday, making 5-of-10 FGs and 8-of-9 FTs with three assists, one rebound and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

Rodney Hood was out with a sprained hand, which thrust Exum into the starting five alongside George Hill, and he took full advantage of the opportunity. Exum's length allows him to defend opposing SGs but he's unlikely to see a ton of minutes at the two when Utah is healthy. He's predominantly a backup PG behind George Hill, which caps his appeal in re-draft leagues.
Oct 13 - 12:18 AM

Dante Exum will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason game against the Suns, with Rodney Hood (hand) unavailable.

Exum should have a ton of opportunity tonight with Derrick Favors (knee), Gordon Hayward (finger) and Hood all on the sidelines, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do in an expanded role. He's still not a great standard league target considering he'll be serving as George Hill's backup this year.
Oct 12 - 1:40 PM

Dante Exum (knee) practiced on Friday.

The Jazz took him out on Wednesday as a precaution, but he didn't receive too much medical attention. Exum got the start at shooting guard in that game, but he'll likely be moving to the bench with Rodney Hood back at practice.
Oct 7 - 2:46 PM

Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said Dante Exum (knee) was removed from Wednesday's game as a precaution.

Exum left Wednesday's game with a hyperextended left knee, but Snyder said the team was just playing it safe as the 21-year-old comes back from a torn ACL in the same knee. "That was clearly precautionary," Snyder said. "He's fine." While Exum has upside, he isn't a viable option in standard fantasy leagues just yet.
Oct 6 - 8:57 AM

Dante Exum hyperextended his left knee during Wednesday's game, and will not return as a precaution.

Exum is returning from surgery to repair a torn left ACL, so this is obviously concerning, but he's on the bench and the team doesn't seem worried. He started at SG tonight and looked assured at both ends of the court, but his evening was cut short when he came up limping after a drive to the hoop. The Jazz are sure to take every precaution with his health and we should have multiple updates in the next few days.
Oct 5 - 11:31 PM

Dante Exum will start Wednesday's game in place of Rodney Hood (sprained hand).

Exum will be tasked with defending Devin Booker, which coach Quin Snyder described as "a good challenge" for Utah's young guard. Snyder also said he'll play his main guys "a decent amount" tonight, which is worth noting if you're rolling the dice on preseason DFS.
Oct 5 - 8:48 PM

Dante Exum (knee) returned to action in Monday's preseason opener, scoring six points on 2-of-5 shooting with three boards, two assists, two treys and one turnover in 21 minutes.

He's going to come off the bench this season behind George Hill, but the good news is that coach Quin Snyder gave him some run next to Hill as well. The Jazz absolutely love what he brings on the defensive end, but he could carve out a larger role if he keeps knocking down his triples -- he shot just 31.4 percent from deep as a rookie. He's much better in real life than in fantasy, so he's not a viable target in standard leagues just yet.
Oct 4 - 12:20 AM

Coach Quin Snyder said he wants to take a long look at Dante Exum on Monday night.

The coach did add he didn't want his starters to play too much, so Exum will likely play more than George Hill. This will be his first game since tearing his ACL in August of 2015. Exum doesn't have much fantasy value in standard leagues yet.
Oct 3 - 8:52 PM

Dante Exum said that he's improved as a shooter.

This is typically something players that are coming off knee injuries say, given that it was one of the few things they could really practice when injured, but it's certainly an aspect of Exum's game that could use improvement (he shot just 34.9 percent from the field as a rookie). Exum also said that he went up against George Hill during the Jazz's practice on Tuesday, and there wasn't a point where the pair shared the same backcourt, so it sounds like Exum will begin the year strictly serving as a backup. He’s not someone to target in standard settings.
Sep 27 - 3:07 PM

Dante Exum (knee surgery) said that his explosion off the dribble, his speed and his jumping ability are back.

He was declared to be 100 percent in early August, so he should be good to go for the preseason. Exum only averaged 4.8 points and 2.4 assists as a rookie and missed the entire 2015-16 season, so expect to see some rust. With George Hill running the first unit, the Jazz will be able to ease Exum back into action. He has more value in real life than in fantasy, so he's not a standard-league target.
Sep 25 - 12:27 PM

Dante Exum was getting some shots up at Zions Bank Basketball Center in Utah on Tuesday.

He declared himself healthy four weeks ago and was cleared for contact last month, as well. Exum did start 41 games in his rookie season back in 2014-15, but he wasn't involved in the offense with a tiny 14.1 usage rate. He's expected to run the point for the second unit, but Utah's depth makes him an unattractive flier in most fantasy leagues.
Sep 6 - 4:23 PM

Dante Exum said that he's now fully recovered from knee surgery.

Exum spent the entire 2015-16 season on the sidelines, but he was cleared for contact back in May, and it sounds like he'll come into training camp ready to go. However, with George Hill penciled in as Utah's starting point guard, Exum could have a tough time entering the standard league equation.
Aug 10 - 1:49 PM

Jazz coach Quin Snyder wants "as much as [the Jazz] can get" from Dante Exum when he returns from knee surgery this season.

"I think that’s an injury that he’ll be back from, but it’s not a simple thing," Synder said. "There’s a process that you go through ... We don’t really have a specific timetable on that as far as where he is, but I know he’s missed playing." That nebulous statement from Utah's coach does nothing to improve Exum's fantasy appeal, especially while George Hill is locked into the starting PG job.
Jul 17 - 11:51 AM

Danté Exum (knee) will not participate in Australian National Team activities this summer.

"At this stage the most important thing for me right now is to continue training," said Exum. "It's been great to be back on the court competing, and I'm really motivated to help the Jazz have a successful season this year." He is progressing well and should be close to 100 percent for camp. While Exum didn't light up the stat sheet in 2014-15, he did show some improved aspects of his game. Plus, he looked good last summer before his ACL tear.
Jun 18 - 8:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Dante Exum
3Shelvin Mack
4Raul Neto
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Joe Johnson
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trey Lyles
3Boris Diaw
4Joel Bolomboy
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey