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Dante Exum
Dante Exum
Position: G
Born: 07/13/95
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:188 lbs. / 85.3 kg.
Salary: $3,777,720
Point guard Trey Burke was also quite surprised when word of mouth got back to him in New York on Thursday, where he, Gobert and rookie Dante Exum are attending All-Star Weekend festivities. “It’s a little surprising as a teammate,” Burke said. “Sometimes guys hold things in, they bottle things (up) and … just got to let what they really feel go. I’m not saying I agree with it. At the same time, I’m not one of those guys to get super angry about it.”
It appears the Jazz are trying to feature Exum as a defender and distributor. His assist-to-turnover ratio is nearly 2-1 and Snyder is going to continue to keep him in the starting lineup. “He’s been consistent in the fact that he’s defended,” Snyder said. “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. He’s not consistent enough. I still think he gets tired. “I’m asking him to play at a pretty high level of intensity for a guy who’s 19. First he has to play at that level before he can duplicate it all the time.”
This was apparent last Friday, when the Jazz defeated the Golden State Warriors. Burke scored 15 points and handed out seven assists. In his last five games, Burke is averaging 14.6 points per game, up from the 12.7 he’s averaged on the season. “I’m good with it,” Burke said. “It’s a new thing to me, but I’m playing the same amount of minutes as I always was, and I’ve just come in and tried to be more aggressive offensively. Coach has been on me about holding the ball, so I’ve just been trying to work on shooting or driving the ball right away, and just being generally aggressive.”