HoopsHype Dante Exum rumors

June 27, 2014 Updates

Dante Exum didn’t expect to still be on the board when the Utah Jazz were on the clock with the fifth overall pic. Exum didn’t work out for the Jazz leading up to the draft. “Looking at the draft and where I was placed, me and my agent thought that I wouldn’t get down to five,” Exum admitted. "Anything happens in the draft, and you see I’m lucky enough that Utah believed in me and picked me up at five.” RealGM

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June 25, 2014 Updates

Exum's Australian Institute of Sport coach, Paul Goriss, believes the Philadelphia 76ers will use the third overall pick on the point guard. Goriss said the team has called him a couple of times recently, as have the Milwaukee Bucks, who have the second pick, asking what Exum is like as a person and about his strengths and weaknesses. Exum also has a strong connection to Sixers coach Brett Brown, who led Australia's national team and two teams in the country's premier basketball league, the NBL. Bleacher Report

Or as one executive, whose team is not in the lottery, put it: "Whoever takes him, they've got to have big (guts)." "Ultimately," said another, "I think he's a 2-1 more than a 1-2. He's going to have a big learning curve. ... He's got some ability, but he's not a great ballhandler if you're going to be a point guard, he's not really a fantastic shooter if you're going to be a two guard. You can screw it up a lot easier than you can make it perfect." NBA.com

June 24, 2014 Updates

The Cavs were high on Embiid before his foot injury, but rival executives believe Cleveland, which is highly motivated to make the playoffs next season, is unlikely to take a chance on Embiid now. League sources said the Cavaliers are weighing three options: Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Dante Exum. Sports Illustrated

June 23, 2014 Updates

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