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Jazz guard Dante Exum leaves exhibition game with non-contact injury (video)

Dante Exum

Dante Exum

AP

Update: Jazz release:

Dante Exum, playing for Australia in an exhibition against Slovenia, suffered a bad-looking injury.

Damir Radenovic of Kosarka.si

With Exum, Utah projects to be strong contenders for a playoff berth this season. He overtook Trey Burke as the Jazz’s starting point guard last year, playing a key role in their strong second-half offense. Exum is 20 and athletic, so there’s plenty of time for his offense to catch up.

These international games aid his development. But, as we see, they also carry risk.

Hopefully, Exum is OK. He also left a summer-league game with what appeared to be a serious injury, and that turned out to be minor. That he returned to the bench is an encouraging sign.