Utah Jazz: Dante Exum hopes to take the mystery out of his name and game

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  • Krispy Zadoosh Salt Lake, UT
    June 30, 2014 3:19 p.m.

    Veracity, who should the Jazz have drafted? Not saying you are wrong about Exum, but I'd like to know who was the pick that wouldn't have been a waste. Smart, Randle, Vonleh? Please enlighten us with your expertise is this area.

  • Long Lost America Salt Lake City, UT
    June 29, 2014 5:26 a.m.

    If you want to have your energy drained just come read the comments on local stories regarding the Jazz drafting the most highly rated international prospect during the current year or possibly longer recent times. It must be a miserable existence; spouting negative remarks about an 18 year year old kid and his outlook and future, under the assumption that all the basketball experts who spend their living evaluating these players don't know a thing about what they are talking about and the young man surely will have as negative a viewpoint on life as those forlorn souls who post such bitter and angry sounding comments. It's as if these people think they are coming across as intelligent and thought provoking in flaunting their negativity and pessimism.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 28, 2014 9:58 p.m.

    There is no reason to be negative about Exum, he hasn't done anything to be negative about, give the kid a chance and hope for the best.

  • Americanvet Ivins, UT
    June 28, 2014 8:51 p.m.

    Thanks Captain L for being willing to see what Exum can do and remaining hopeful. Some of the other comments are predictable from the whine and cheese crowd. So what if Exum didn't come to a pre draft visit. He wasn't expected by anyone to be available when the Jazz were picking and since we picked him he has been nothing but grateful and has even studied the Jazz history. Experts much more knowledgeable that us have seen him play and all of them said he has the goods so if he turns out to be a bust he fooled the whole basketball universe and not just Dennis Lindsey. As far as being in LA in 3 years you need to do some more homework. The rookie contract is good for 5 years but can be extended before that by the parties. Extended or not he will be here 5 years unless the Jazz trade him.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    June 28, 2014 5:00 p.m.

    The JAZZ still is a mystery

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    June 28, 2014 11:10 a.m.

    The international man of mystery...the Jazz fall for another magic trick. Yet, he does look descent against high school kids, but when he comes against a higher level of talent, he'll fold, another draft pick wasted.

  • Alpiner Alpine, UT
    June 28, 2014 9:31 a.m.

    Congratulations to Dante, he really stayed on the talking points given to him by his agent. He said almost the exact same words as the night before. See you in LA in three years Dante, most of us know that if you wanted to come here you would have made the pre draft visit.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    June 28, 2014 2:26 a.m.

    I'm excited to see how well he plays in the summer league, potential is one thing , performing is another, I hope he measures up. If he can become as good as advertised we'll all be happy and the team will be much better. Go Exum, Go Jazz.