According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Dante Exum is still exploring his options when it comes to how to treat his separate shoulder. Dante Exum had been injured in Utah’s 3rd preseason game against the Phoenix Suns. According to Adrian Wojnarowski report:
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.
This has got to be a difficult choice for Dante Exum. Dante Exum is in a contract year of sorts as his rookie contract is coming to an end. Dante Exum had looked to have been piecing together his potential in preseason before a reckless play by Phoenix Sun TJ Warren brought that all to an end.
The Utah Jazz and Dante Exum have until October 16th to come to an agreement on an extension or Dante Exum will enter 2018 NBA Free Agency as a restricted free agent. It would seem to be in the Jazz’s best interest regardless of Exum’s status for the current year to try to sign the athletic phenom as it looked in preseason as the Utah Jazz had something special on their hands with the backcourt duo of Exum and rookie Donovan Mitchell.
What makes matters hard for Utah is they are already cash strapped with their roster and with a decision looming on Rodney Hood, Utah might be playing a wait and see game. Not so much wait and see on how Rodney and, if he can return this season, Exum perform, but how Utah competes in the Western Conference gauntlet. Here’s to hoping the Utah Jazz and Dante Exum can come to an agreement to keep Exum in a Jazz uniform without letting it go into next offseason.