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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 was scoreless for the second consecutive game on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes.
He missed all five from the field and has really regressed as a scorer. Exum is actually one of the worst scorers in pick-and-roll sets while he's also seen his 3-point shooting percentages trend down. Owners in keeper leagues probably will have to wait a couple more years or maybe longer. Mar 20 - 1:14 AM

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Dante Exum flashed his potential in Sunday's road win vs. the Nets, scoring 14 points with four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover.

He shot 5-of-6 from the field including a 4-of-4 mark from downtown, all while playing pesky defense vs. Jarrett Jack and Deron Williams. Exum is 19 years old and he's sure to be inconsistent over Utah's final 20 games, but he's still worth a speculative add in deeper leagues. Remember this performance when you're drafting a new team for the 2015-16 season.
Mar 8 - 8:33 PM

Dante Exum was held scoreless in 12 minutes against the Jazz and was benched in favor of Trey Burke for the start of the second half.

Exum has now played 19 or fewer minutes in each of his last three games, and it is starting to look like his days as a starter are numbered. The Jazz obviously threw the rookie into the fire too quickly, and while he does have a ton of potential, he is nowhere near ready to be a starting PG in the NBA. Exum should have already been dropped in most leagues.
Mar 1 - 12:18 AM

Dante Exum scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound, five assists and one block in 33 minutes on Monday against the Pelicans.

Exum still isn't posting great fantasy lines but he has created some momentum against struggling Trey Burke. He needs to show us a lot more in standard leagues before we'll start hyping him up, but in points leagues owners may want to put him on watch lists a bit sooner.
Feb 10 - 2:37 AM

Head coach Quin Snyder showered praise on rookie Dante Exum for his defensive ability.

"He’s been consistent in the fact that he’s defended," Snyder said of Exum. "I think our entire group is getting the ball pushed across halfcourt quicker. I like the fact that he sets that example early in the game. I think it’s helped everyone. I think the combination of him being out there with Gordon [Hayward] has settled him a little bit, which is significant. His ability to defend the ball can be a difference-maker for our group. " Despite Exum's struggles on offense, it's clear that the Jazz believe in him and he's likely going to remain in the starting lineup in place of Trey Burke with the Jazz playing for draft picks. With averages of just 2.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.2 steals over his last five games, Exum has a lot of work to do before he can be considered in most leagues.
Feb 8 - 9:28 AM

Dante Exum started and played 28 minutes in Friday's loss to the Suns, scoring six points on 2-of-4 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and four assists.

Exum has miles to go as a 19-year old with limited big-time experience learning the ropes in the NBA. But Quin Snyder is putting the rookie in a no-lose situation in terms of development, since he needs him to play 18-25 minutes per night regardless and Trey Burke is needed to bolster the bench unit. There is very little chance that Exum has value in standard leagues this season, but it's nice to observe the Jazz handling him correctly.
Feb 7 - 3:19 AM

Dante Exum started again on Wednesday but missed all five of his shots and finished with zero points and five assists.

He also missed all three of his shots on Tuesday, and it just doesn't make sense that the Jazz are starting him over a red-hot Trey Burke. Burke is the point guard you want to own in Utah, and Exum can be dumped at this point.
Feb 5 - 1:40 AM

Dante Exum started again on Tuesday but went scoreless, missing all three of his shot attempts with just three rebounds, one assist, two steals and five personal fouls in 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, former starting PG Trey Burke had 18 points and six assists off the bench. Exum has given fantasy owners no reason to trust him despite his starting job, which may be temporary if he continues to struggle this badly. In six previous starts he was averaging just 7.8 points on 37.0 percent shooting, 2.2 threes, 1.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.0 blocks.
Feb 4 - 1:36 AM

Dante Exum started again on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, one rebound and one assist.

He's been awful in his last two games, making his 15 points, five assists and five 3-pointers last Thursday look like a fluke. He's still worth keeping an eye on as long as he's starting, but Trey Burke, and about every other guard in the league, has outplayed him over his last couple games.
Jan 29 - 2:38 AM

Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said he would not be reactionary after Dante Exum's scoreless performance against the Celtics on Monday.

Exum has been starting for the Jazz for the past three games, and it appears that despite Monday's inefficient outing, he's going to stick with the starting unit. The Jazz are not in the playoff hunt, sitting on a record of 16-29, so player development is going to be prioritized over winning. Exum has shown flashes, but it's going to be a bumpy ride for owners relying on production from a 19-year-old. He's more of a deep league guy right now.
Jan 27 - 3:59 PM

Dante Exum went scoreless in 25 minutes of action on Monday against the Celtics, finishing with just one rebound and two assists to his credit.

Ouch. Exum is very raw and his move into the starting lineup may be premature, though nothing has been said to the effect of a change so far. If you added him you might want to show a bit of patience because he's just 19 years old, but in general this could be a very bumpy and/or short experience as the starter.
Jan 27 - 12:09 AM

Dante Exum made 5-of-7 from the field for 13 points during a 108-73 win over the Nets on Saturday with four rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

He is inexplicably a knock-down shooter in the starting lineup. In his last two games as the starter, Exum averaged 14.0 points, 2.0 boards, 4.5 assists and 4.0 triples on 52.6 percent from the field. That's good for a 73.7 effective field goal percentage, which is actually higher than Kyle Korver this season. Exum's shot is a little funky and he was not effective from deep before this hot streak. He still doesn't have a tremendous game for fantasy, but go ahead and give him a look to see if he can keep his 19-year-old Aussie magic going.
Jan 25 - 12:35 AM

Dante Exum will draw his second straight start over Trey Burke for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

Exum scored a career-high 15 points in a start on Thursday, and it looks like he has a real chance to replace Trey Burke for good. Coach Quin Snyder did say that his lineup wasn't set in stone, so this will definitely be a situation worth monitoring going forward. Burke's value will continue to trend down as long as he comes off the bench and his owners should be concerned.
Jan 24 - 1:50 PM

Dante Exum moved into the starting lineup and scored a career-high 15 points against the Bucks on Thursday with five assists and a career-high five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He's a career 30.1 percent shooter from deep, so this was a major shock to see him make more than three treys for the first time in his career. Exum also ran the point even when he played next to Trey Burke tonight and matched his career high in dimes (this is his seventh five-dime game this season). His minutes are clearly climbing and he's on the radar in deeper leagues. The steals aren't there and he's likely going to shoot around 40 percent from the field this season, so he's not a great add in standard leagues yet.
Jan 23 - 12:29 AM

Dante Exum will start over Trey Burke on Thursday against the Bucks.

Wow. Coach Quin Snyder said that he is making the switch in order to bolster the second unit, but this definitely comes out of nowhere. Exum has simply been too bad to rely on in most leagues, so we wouldn't recommend an add outside of deeper leagues for now. Burke's owners should be patient and see how things play out in Utah.
Jan 22 - 6:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dante Exum
2Trey Burke
3Bryce Cotton
SG1Joe Ingles
2Ian Clark
3Carrick Felix
4Alec Burks
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Rodney Hood
3Jerrell Benimon
4Elijah Millsap
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trevor Booker
3Jeremy Evans
4Grant Jerrett
C1Rudy Gobert