Dante Exum Rumors

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Dante Exum
Dante Exum
Position: G
Born: 07/13/95
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:196 lbs. / 88.9 kg.
Salary: $9,600,000
The Cavs have forced miscues on 20.0 percent of opponent possessions, far and away the top figure in the league. Handsy bigs Larry Nance and Andre Drummond have been constant pests — the two have nearly as many steals (28) as Utah’s entire team (32) — while Dante Exum has been an active nuisance after being pressed into service as an emergency starter at small forward. The amazing part is that they’ve pulled this off without committing an inordinate number of fouls or surrendering layups and 3s. The Cavs are fifth in opponent 2-point percentage and allowing a normal 3-point rate. If they keep up this unexpected U-turn on defense, a very surprising season could be in order.
Bickerstaff said Dante Exum, who was held out Wednesday because of a minor groin injury, has earned the backup point guard gig. He’s No. 6. Larry Nance Jr. — if he clears the concussion protocol after taking a nasty hit to the face that also, sources say, has him dealing with a sprained jaw — makes seven. Don’t forget, Nance might also play some 3 in the jumbo lineup, taking minutes away from the glut of true wings. JaVale McGee, who arrived in Cleveland late following a trade with the Lakers, is the backup center and eighth guy. That initially leaves room for two more and then a swing spot for some combination of Porter, Dotson, Osman and Windler.