HoopsHype Dante Exum rumors

June 12, 2014 Updates

According to league sources, forward Andrew Wiggins is scheduled to work out for the Bucks on Friday in Santa Barbara, Calif. Then staff members will return to Milwaukee for a scheduled workout with Australian point guard Dante Exum on Saturday. Sources earlier indicated Exum would come to Milwaukee. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

June 10, 2014 Updates
June 9, 2014 Updates

Charles F. Gardner: Source indicates Dante Exum will work out with the Bucks in Milwaukee this weekend. Exum is first workout of possible No. 2 pick selections to be scheduled with Bucks. Bucks did have an interview with Exum at the draft combine in Chicago in mid-May. Australian PG is intriguing prospect. Twitter @cf_gardner

June 6, 2014 Updates

Brian Schmitz: Julius Randle expected to work out for Orlando next week, Marcus Smart this weekend for 2nd time. Dante Exum yet to work out for Magic. Twitter @MagicInsider

June 5, 2014 Updates

Exum was the only player in our top six not to do some sort of workout for NBA GMs and scouts. Sources say the Bucks got to visit with him in L.A., but it wasn't in a workout setting. But that doesn't seem to be hurting Exum's stock at all. As Kevin Pelton and I pointed out, not only is Exum a sleeper on many draft boards, but the analytics say he might be the second-best player in the draft. The Bucks are very high on him, and contrary to the ongoing storyline that no one wants to play for the Bucks, they are having Exum in for a visit and workout. The Sixers and Magic also are fans of Exum, so I don't think he slides past the Jazz at No. 5. ESPN.com

June 4, 2014 Updates

Exum was the only player in our top six not to do some sort of workout for NBA GMs and scouts. Sources say the Bucks got to visit with him in L.A., but it wasn't in a workout setting. But that doesn't seem to be hurting Exum's stock at all. ESPN.com

The Sixers and Magic also are fans of Exum, so I don't think he slides past the Jazz at No. 5. ESPN.com

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May 28, 2014 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks are big fans of Exum. Although they like Brandon Knight, they think he's better suited to play the 2-guard and think the combo of Exum and Knight together could be potent. The big question is whether he's a better option than Embiid or Parker. Parker would give them a go-to scorer, while the team thinks strongly that Embiid would be a great fit next to Larry Sanders on the front line. If Milwaukee management had more job security, I think Exum would be its guy. But he might be too big a risk given that new ownership just took control of the team. Twitter @AdamZagoria

May 27, 2014 Updates

I’ve spoken to a few close friends who are very well respected in the coaching ranks in Australia who know the Exum family well, one at the Australian Institute of Sport and the other at St. Mary’s University. The main debate on the Exum family’s mind from the beginning of the process has been whether or not to send Dante to college. Both coaches I spoke to advised the family that Dante could benefit from a year of college but with his stock as high as it is and the novelty syndrome set in motion in the minds of NBA GMs, it was a no brainer: Dante had to declare. Strike while the iron is hot. But to say that Dante is a finished product and ready to contribute at a high level for an NBA franchise right from the start, well that might be a little bit of a stretch. HoopsHype

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