Chris Fedor: #Cavs Dante Exum (ankle) is listed OUT for tomorrow night's game against Philly. Alfonzo McKinnie (foot) is also OUT.
Tony Jones: Dante Exum is listed as probable for tomorrow night‚Äôs matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies
Andy Larsen: Ed Davis and Dant√© Exum are still listed as OUT on today‚Äôs injury report. Emmanuel Mudiay is listed as questionable.
Andy Larsen: New Jazz injury report: Ed Davis, Dante Exum, and Emmanuel Mudiay all remain out with their injuries for tomorrow's game vs. Milwaukee.
Andy Larsen: Dante Exum participated in another practice with the SLC Stars today, then was called back up. Miye Oni was also recalled from the Stars this afternoon.
Tony Jones: So this is NOT a hard date. And it depends on how well he responds to treatment and a rigorous practice. But, if everything goes well, I‚Äôm told Dante Exum COULD (not WILL) but COULD make his season debut as early as Friday night against the Bucks
Andy Larsen: Exum still out for Sacramento game, as is Marvin Bagley... Harry Giles listed as Questionable.
Andy Larsen: Tony Bradley, Dante Exum, and Miye Oni were assigned to the Stars today. Bradley, not Exum or Oni, was recalled back to the Jazz after their practice. The Jazz did not practice today.
Eric Walden: Jazz‚Äôs Dante Exum and Thunder‚Äôs Andre Roberson have been ruled out for Wednesday‚Äôs season opener. They are the only two players on the jury report.
Eric Walden: Jazz Injury Report: * Dant√© Exum - OUT (right knee rehab) * Juwan Morgan - QUESTIONABLE (left ankle sprain) * Emmanuel Mudiay - OUT (left hamstring soreness)
Andy Larsen: Dante Exum and Emmanuel Mudiay will remain out for the Jazz vs MIL tomorrow... no one else on injury report, though.
Australian basketball star Dante Exum is tentatively eyeing off a Boomers return at the 2020 Olympics. As Andrej Lemanis' side prepare for their World Cup opener against Canada on Sunday, the Utah Jazz guard is pushing for a return to full fitness for the start of the NBA season.
The 24-year-old says he's spoken to the Jazz about his desire to continue playing for the national team and he has hatched early plans to be part of the Boomers' Olympic campaign in Tokyo. "I just want to get a healthy season, that's my main focus for now," Exum told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday. "But granted, if I'm 100 per cent healthy, I'll definitely put my hand up."
Exum admits it's been a "long summer" of rehabilitation but he's ready to reward the Jazz's patience. "I feel like I've had the ability to make an impact on this team," he said. "The Jazz wouldn't keep me around if they didn't think so. They know my abilities and they've seen it when I practice and in my work ethic. It's just about getting back on the court."
What‚Äôs just as eye-catching, however, is the number of prominent players who weren‚Äôt on the list, for a series of different circumstances. Dant√© Exum‚Äôs patellar tendon injury will keep him out of the tournament, Ryan Broekhoff ruled himself out to be there for the birth of his first child, while the Detroit Pistons preferred that Thon Maker not take part.
Was this preventable? That was the first thing Dant√© Exum asked his surgeon. The Utah Jazz guard had just been dealt another setback, another injury in his young career. And he wanted to know if it was his fault. The surgeon told him, No. There was nothing he could have done. Then, Exum‚Äôs mindset shifted. ‚ÄúI can‚Äôt control the uncontrollable,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no point in me sitting here all said and praying and wishing and wanting to be on the court. It‚Äôs just about whatever I can do moving forward.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúRight before I got my ankle injury, I felt the most confidence I‚Äôve ever had,‚ÄĚ Exum said. ‚ÄúI was playing well. I felt like I was with the team and knew what everyone was thinking. It clicked in my head that I can do this. I can be a great player.‚ÄĚ Exum returned for three games in mid-March before he suffered another season-ending injury. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs been the toughest road for me,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm not going to lie. Going through this‚ÄĒthis was definitely the hardest one. But I felt like I‚Äôve dealt with it the best.‚ÄĚ
Now, Exum said he wants to be ready for his teammates to be able to lean on him next season. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got something,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre building something great. We‚Äôre only getting closer as a team."
Eric Walden: Quin Snyder, on Dante Exum's injury: "You just feel awful, for him first and foremost. ‚Ä¶ My discussion with him has been similar to other times he's had those setbacks, and figure out a way to use it, and we'll see what happens going forward. ‚Ä¶ But it's a blow for the kid."
A Deseret News source confirmed that Exum texted his teammates Friday after being examined by the Jazz medical staff to deliver the news and will continue to seek options on how to best treat the injury. He tried to put on a strong face in front of the guys, according to Korver, but you could tell he was hurting and disappointed by the latest setback.
"Your heart breaks for him. He's had a tough stretch with injuries, not just this year so obviously, we're all there for him," said Jazz guard Kyle Korver. "We were all talking with him yesterday, but I don't think we have all the news and the timeline of everything, they're still trying to figure things out, but this is what we do.
"Just gotta support him," said Jazz forward Derrick Favors. "He worked so hard to get back from his ankle injury then to come back within five games and have another injury that's tough, so he knows we support him. We wish the best for him, but I know for him mentally, it's kind of tough but we're there for him."
Exum was examined Friday by the Utah Jazz medical staff and underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing. The MRI revealed a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee. Exum is out indefinitely and will continue to seek opinions on how to best treat the injury. Further updates will be provided when appropriate.
Eric Woodyard: Dante Exum on return vs. OKC: ‚ÄúVery excited. I‚Äôve been waiting for this for a whole. Obviously, I hate being injured. It‚Äôs something that‚Äôs plagued me for a long time but just making sure I‚Äôm healthy and in the right mindset to go on the floor that was my biggest goal.‚ÄĚ
Tony Jones: Dante Exum and Raul Neto are both OUT tomorrow night against Memphis. Ricky Rubio is DOUBTFUL....looking like point Donovan against the Grizzlies
Eric Woodyard: Dante Exum will miss another 2 weeks, with his sprained left ankle. The injury was more severe than anticipated, because the bone was bruised on the ankle. He has missed the last 17 games.
Andy Larsen: Watching Dante Exum work out after practice today... doesn‚Äôt look like he‚Äôs going at 100% yet. Still working on mobility.
Marc J. Spears: Jazz say Rubio (mild right hamstring strain), Sefolosha (mild right hamstring strain) and Neto (left groin strain) will be reevaluated in one week. Exum (left ankle sprain) will be reevaluated in two weeks.
Tony Jones: Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum is expected to miss "a couple of weeks" due to the ankle he sprained on Saturday in Detroit, league sources tell The Athletic. Exum is officially out tonight as the Jazz take on the Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Woodyard: Thabo Sefolosha will rest tonight in Portland. Dante Exum is no longer on the injury report after missing the last 2 games with knee soreness.
Andy Larsen: Derrick Favors will play tonight. He was sick yesterday, but healthy today. Exum out with right knee soreness.
Eric Woodyard: Utah Jazz injury report vs. Toronto: Trey Lewis (doubful - left ankle sprain), Derrick Favors (questionable - illness), Raul Neto (right hamstring - out) and Dante Exum (out - right knee soreness).
Darren Wolfson: Among many FAs the #Twolves have registered some level of interest: Tolliver, Nick Young, Lance Stephenson, Dante Cunningham, Amir Johnson, Trevor Booker, Jabari Bird, Ennis.
Tony Jones: Dante Exum is at shootaround with an ice bag wrapped around his strained left hamstring. He is out for Game 5 tonight
Shams Charania: Sources: Utah guard Dante Exum will be day-to-day with a strained left hamstring after MRI and further evaluation Monday. He suffered the injury in Game 4.
Tony Jones: Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum had an MRI on his sore left hamstring on Sunday night, league sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune. The team Jazz are expected to know more concerning his status for Game 5 on Monday
Andy Larsen: Exum‚Äôs going to get an opportunity to play today, and he‚Äôs clearly excited. Talked about having Georges Niang post him up on that left shoulder, making sure he could take hard contact there.
Eric Woodyard: Jazz coach Quin Snyder on Dant√© Exum‚Äôs return: "Over this next week, they're going to continue to evaluate where he is, but he's put himself in a position where there's a very real chance that he's going to be able to come back this year and we're hoping sooner than later.‚ÄĚ
Spencer Checketts: Dennis Lindsey tells @1280sports that the Jazz are planning to have Dante Exum to return to the lineup in mid-late March.
The Utah Jazz received a bit of good news in the middle of the toughest stretch of their season. Point guard Dante Exum, who has yet to play a game this season, has been cleared to participate in non-contact basketball activities, meaning he can work out, shoot and work with assistants.
The Jazz still haven‚Äôt given an official return date, but league sources tell The Tribune that Dante Exum hopes to come back following the All-Star break. Exum originally separated his shoulder against the Phoenix Suns in the preseason. He damaged ligaments in his shoulder and underwent surgery to repair the injury. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs really good to see him out there,‚ÄĚ Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. ‚ÄúI was talking to Dante and he told me he feels like a basketball player again. So it‚Äôs definitely good to see him on the floor.‚ÄĚ
Exum said he saw three doctors and talked to ‚Äúsix or seven‚ÄĚ more over the past week as he made a decision with input from his family, agent and the Jazz organization. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm confident with the decision I made,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs why we took a lot of time to make the right decision for me, not just this year but long term. There was a non-surgical option, but we evaluated that and it didn‚Äôt seem like the right choice for me at this time of my career.‚ÄĚ
Neither Exum nor Lindsey would speculate about a timeline for his return, although they hinted it could be for most of the season. ‚ÄúRight now, we‚Äôre not looking at that, just focusing the rehab and see where that takes us,‚ÄĚ Exum said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm not really putting a timeline on it at the moment.
Joe Ingles: Get that shoulder sorted @Dante Exum! Kids are waiting for the next time you baby sit. #ForFreeOfcourse
After further evaluation, Exum (6-6, 190, Australia) has elected to undergo surgery to stabilize the AC joint of his left shoulder. The surgery is scheduled to take place Tuesday, October 24 in Los Angeles. Further updates will be provided when appropriate.
Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum is weighing rehabilitation options on his separated left shoulder that could preclude him undergoing season-ending surgery, league sources told ESPN. The Jazz and Exum have been exploring multiple medical opinions on an injured shoulder that suffered ligament damage in a preseason game collision on Oct. 6.
June 13, 2021 | 2:45 am EDT Update
Spencer Dinwiddie still hasn‚Äôt rejoined the Nets. After partially tearing his right ACL in December, he has been rehabbing in Los Angeles and was expected to at least meet up with his teammates at some point. Recent reports have suggested Dinwiddie could play if the Nets reach the NBA Finals ‚ÄĒ set to begin July 8 ‚ÄĒ but sources have maintained it‚Äôs unlikely.
JD Shaw: 14-year NBA veteran Amir Johnson has signed in the TBT with The Money Team, a group ran by Floyd Mayweather. Johnson has seen action in 870 NBA games and last played in 2018-19 with Philadelphia.
Utah Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell exited Saturday’s 132-106 Game 3 loss to the LA Clippers because of pain in his right ankle, but the decision for him not to return was due to the lopsided score. “I feel like I was able to go back, but no need to risk it down 16, 18 at that point,” Mitchell said. “I’ll be fine.”
Mitchell has averaged 32.3 points per game during the playoffs, including 30 point on 11-of-24 shooting in Game 3, despite dealing with persistent pain in the ankle. “It’s when I land,” Mitchell said. “It’s been just trying to manage it. I don’t really know what else to tell you; I don’t want to say too much. It was just the landing, but I’m good. I’ll be ready for Game 4.”
Jared Weiss: Donovan Mitchell: ‚ÄúI‚Äôm good. That‚Äôs all I got for you. I‚Äôm good. The situation happened. I felt like I was good to come back, but no need to risk it down 18. Time to rest up and get ready for the next game.‚ÄĚ
With the game slipping away from the Jazz, Mitchell had a conversation with coach Quin Snyder. He did not return to the game, although the Utah medical staff had cleared him to return. “He’s in good shape,” Snyder said. “He could have gone back in the game, but at that point, the lead had stretched. In fact, while we were talking, I think Kawhi hit a 3. That was my decision not to put him back in at that point. The game had gotten away from us at that point, but he’s fine.”
When asked what his relationship is with Ingles, George said, “I don’t care about him. Next question.” For the Clippers, there is no question how good they can be when George and Leonard shift their games to another level like they did on Saturday. Not only did they combine to make 26 of 48 shots but they also took the challenge of slowing down Donovan Mitchell. While Mitchell finished with 30 points before tweaking his sore right ankle, he was held scoreless for the first 16 minutes and 26 seconds of the game. After contesting 71% of his field goal attempts in the first two Jazz wins, the Clippers contested all but one of Mitchell’s 24 shots in Game 3, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.