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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 (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. Oct 17 - 1:39 PM

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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.
Sep 24 - 6:31 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.
Sep 3 - 5:55 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.

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
Aug 6 - 9:37 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.
Aug 4 - 10:20 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.
Aug 4 - 6:42 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.
Aug 4 - 4:10 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.
Aug 4 - 3:41 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.
Jul 29 - 12:58 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Raul Neto
2Trey Burke
3Dante Exum
SG1Rodney Hood
2Alec Burks
3Joe Ingles
4Chris Johnson
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Elijah Millsap
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Trey Lyles
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Tibor Pleiss