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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
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Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey said that Utah plans play to play Dante Exum at multiple positions next season.
Exum has not lived up to expectations since being selected fifth overall in the 2014 draft, due in part to missing the entire 2015-16 season due to an ACL tear. However, he did show signs of progress in the 2017 postseason. Going forward, Utah envisions making the most of his versatility, including playing him off the ball. "The team functioned better when Dante was playing a wing, versus point guard, but there’s point guard in his future, there’s two-guard and even three because of his unique size, length and speed and hopefully developing strength," said GM Dennis Lindsey. May 19 - 12:57 PM

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Dante Exum scored a playoff career-high 15 points in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors.

George Hill (toe) missed his third game in a row and Exum played arguably his best game of the season, starting the second half in place of Joe Ingles and hitting 5-of-14 shots with three boards, two assists, one steal and one triple in 32 minutes. Exum averaged just 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.7 triples in 18.6 minutes per game during the regular season, but could be looking at a larger role in 2017-18 with George Hill and Shelvin Mack hitting free agency. Exum doesn't have great upside in fantasy and his defense is his bread and butter, but we'll be keeping an eye on his development this summer.
May 9 - 12:07 AM

Dante Exum made his playoff debut on Sunday with three points and one assist in 12 minutes of action.

The Jazz struggled to contain Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton tonight, even after coach Quin Snyder went to Exum over guys like Shelvin Mack (five minutes) and Raul Neto (seven minutes). Exum played well but his role isn't certain for Game 5 -- it's hard to trust him unless Snyder explicitly says he's earned reliable minutes.
Apr 24 - 12:25 AM

Dante Exum (hip) was able to start Monday's game at Golden State, finishing with seven points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals over 36 minutes.

Exum wasn't very good, misfiring on 11 of his 14 field-goal attempts, including a dismal 1-for-7 from the perimeter. Despite the off shooting night it appears safe to get him back into the active lineup in all fantasy leagues allowing daily moves for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Spurs.
Apr 11 - 1:05 AM

Dante Exum (hip) is not on the injury report for Friday's game vs. the Wolves.

Exum left Tuesday's game with a right hip contusion and never returned, but he practiced on Thursday and is good to go. George Hill (groin) is expected to miss yet another game, so Exum and Shelvin Mack will hold down the fort at PG. Exum isn't a great fantasy option, though.
Apr 6 - 2:11 PM

Dante Exum (hip) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

Exum has a right hip contusion and will finish the night with 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and one triple in 25 minutes. With George Hill (groin) still on the shelf, Shelvin Mack will pick up the slack the rest of the evening.
Apr 4 - 10:56 PM

Dante Exum logged 27 minutes vs. the Spurs but finished with a modest seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one block.

George Hill and Raul Neto continue to recover from groin injuries, and all signs point to Exum continuing to start if they miss more games. Shelvin Mack was the better fantasy option today, though, coming off the bench with 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, two dimes and two steals.
Apr 2 - 6:56 PM

Dante Exum started at point guard again on Friday vs. the Wizards, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and two triples in 25 minutes.

George Hill (groin) missed his second straight game and Exum had nowhere to go but up after going scoreless on 0-of-6 FGs Wednesday. He did a great job on John Wall and could be looking at another start on Sunday vs. the Spurs, but that's a tough matchup and Shelvin Mack still looks like a better DFS option -- Mack had 15 points in 26 minutes.
Apr 1 - 1:34 AM

Dante Exum started vs. the Kings on Wednesday but he failed to score in 23 minutes, going 0-of-6 from the field with three boards, two assists and two turnovers.

The Jazz were playing without George Hill (groin) and Raul Neto (groin), so it was all hands on deck at the point guard spot tonight. Exum was chewed out by coach Quin Snyder after some early mistakes, and he was outplayed by Shelvin Mack, so there's no clear incentive to add him at any depth.
Mar 30 - 2:02 AM

Dante Exum will start for the Jazz on Wednesday with both George Hill (groin) and Raul Neto (groin) unavailable

Shelvin Mack should also get plenty of minutes tonight with Utah thin in the backcourt, with Gordon Hayward also earning extra ball-handling duties. Exum is only worth a glance for short-term value.
Mar 29 - 9:18 PM

Dante Exum scored a career-high 22 points during a 112-104 loss to the Thunder on Saturday, adding one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

The first unit came out extremely flat and George Hill did look a little slow, so coach Quin Snyder went back to Dante Watch. Exum was easily the best point guard on the roster today and maybe he can create some separation from the other point guards not named George Hill going forward. The Jazz do have a back-to-back set on Wednesday and Thursday, so maybe Exum can get some added run in one of those. He's still not a pickup with this fluky line.
Mar 11 - 5:55 PM

Dante Exum will move back to the bench on Saturday.

He may not be in the rotation with George Hill back today. Exum has some work to do this offseason.
Mar 11 - 2:40 PM

Dante Exum started on Wednesday in place of George Hill (left big toe), but he lasted only nine minutes to finish with five points, one rebound and one assist.

Hill's toe cost him an extended stretch earlier this season and Utah needs him fully healthy for the postseason, so this might not be his last DNP. Shelvin Mack (ankle) was also out tonight, but Raul Neto (21 minutes) got more minutes than Exum, with guys like Rodney Hood and Gordon Hayward also handling the ball.
Mar 9 - 12:21 AM

Dante Exum was quiet in a start at point guard on Monday vs. the Pelicans, scoring eight points with four rebounds, two assists, one triple and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

George Hill (toe soreness, rest) and Shelvin Mack (ankle) did not play, but with Hill expected back on Wednesday vs. the Rockets, Exum will surely head back to the bench. He shot 3-of-11 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line, but he obviously has very little value in re-draft formats. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 7 - 12:59 AM

Dante Exum is starting at point guard on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

George Hill (toe soreness, rest) and Shelvin Mack (ankle) will not play, so Exum is looking at a heavy workload. His upside is very low because he's more of a defender, so most fantasy owners should be able to do better. In 17 starts this season, Exum averaged 7.4 points, 1.8 assists and 2.2 rebounds.
Mar 6 - 7:27 PM

Depth Charts

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