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Dante Exum | Guard | #11

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/13/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (5) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Dante Exum (knee) has been cleared for contact on Thursday.

This is a big step for Exum, who tore his ACL back in August. Exum was growing as a defender during his rookie season and even showed some offensive improvement in Summer League. He's probably not going to play for Australia in the Olympics, but it's possible. He'll have more value in reality than in fantasy next year.
May 24 - 12:35 AM

The Jazz want Dante Exum (knee) to play 28 minutes per game next season, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

The Jazz spent the fifth pick in the 2014 draft on Exum and they were successful with him as the starter in the 2014-15 season, posting a 25-16 record. His offseason will be immensely important as he recovers from his August ACL tear. He's expected to take on contact next month and will be the favorite to start. He's on the radar for fantasy drafts, but only as a flier right now.
May 9 - 4:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Dante Exum
3Shelvin Mack
4Raul Neto
SG1Rodney Hood
2Joe Johnson
3Alec Burks
4Joe Ingles
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Chris Johnson
3Quincy Ford
PF1Derrick Favors
2Trey Lyles
3Boris Diaw
4Joel Bolomboy
5Eric Dawson
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Henry Sims