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With the Atlanta Hawks in town last week, Snyder saw in one of his former players, 35-year-old Elton Brand, something that he’s dying to see more of in rookie Dante Exum. "You’re 19. You’re in the NBA. That’s kind of like, ‘Wow. Let me take advantage of this,’ " Snyder said. "He’s got to play like that — like this is an experience [and he is] going to get all of it, even if it’s going to be for 15 years. The first year is a year. In Year 15, you’ll look back and say, ‘I wish I had it.’ "You know, Elton Brand is diving on the floor for loose balls. He’s trying to play another year and another year and another year. I want Dante to play like he doesn’t have all those years in front of him." Salt Lake Tribune

December 26, 2014 Updates

A vexing player at the top of the draft was Dante Exum, a point guard from Australia who was projected to be taken among the top four selections. Smith had done player personality analyses but wanted to validate them by having Hill present his player assessments first. The Bucks selected Jabari Parker with their top pick, and Exum fell to Utah at No. 5. “Nothing against Exum, but emotional resiliency, stability and an immediate, assured presence were all key considerations in support of selecting Parker,” Hill said. New York Times

December 15, 2014 Updates

Me: How are defenses attacking you when you have the ball? Dante Exum: I think I've noticed they're trying to be a little more physical with me. Definitely up the court, and trying to pressure me up the court. But as a rookie, that's what I'm going to get. I've noticed some (teams), they're playing halfcourt D, and once I get on (the ball), one of the players looks at his coach, and they're up in me, trying to pick me up the court. So it's just little things like that. It helps me get comfortable bringing the ball up and being secure with the ball. NBA.com

Me: The shot chart shows that most of your shots so far are jumpers. Are teams going under on screen/rolls or sagging off you in the halfcourt to take away your length on drives to the rim? DE: Not necessarily. They've still been pressuring me. I think I've been getting a lot of my shots on the back side of pick and rolls, being on the opposite side, against the split line helping a bit too much. NBA.com

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Emiliano Carchia: Dante Exum ended with 4 points in Australia’s victory over Korea 89-55: 13 min on the court, 2/6 from the field, 3 assists #Spain2014 Twitter @sportando

August 28, 2014 Updates

The Boomers begin their tournament against Slovenia in Gran Canaria, Spain on Sunday morning and coach Andrej Lemanis is expected to bring Exum off the bench, charging his young star with using his speed and athleticism to make an impact. Sydney Morning Herald

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adidas has quietly established the best group of rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft class. With Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum already in the fold, adidas got even richer by adding two more lottery picks to their roster: Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart. Sources confirmed to SLAM that both Embiid and Smart have signed contracts with adidas. Exact terms were not disclosed, but it was confirmed that both contracts will be multi-year deals. SLAM

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As Snyder watched practice Tuesday night, he noted how Exum and incumbent point guard Trey Burke worked well together. Each took turns as the primary ball-handler. Each took turns playing off the ball. It’s something the Jazz envision during the regular season, their ability to play in the same backcourt in a dual-point guard role. Both will play significant minutes together in Las Vegas. Snyder, however, was emphatic in his desire for both of them to play well defensively, or they run the risk of warming the bench. "Coach has been stressing defense a lot," Exum said. "That’s what I want to be able to go in and do. I want to go in and play hard. I want to help this team on defense and be able to turn defense into offense. I believe everything else will kind of take care of itself." Salt Lake Tribune

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