According to Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune, Dante Exum was a full participant in Utah Jazz practice today.
Dante Exum was a full participant in Jazz practice today. Emmanuel Mudiay only participated in portions of practice.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) November 5, 2019
This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise as we have heard from Tony Jones that a return for Exum could be as soon as this Friday.
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’m told Dante Exum COULD (not WILL) but COULD make his season debut as early as Friday night against the Bucks— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) November 4, 2019
For Jazz fans this is welcome news. Currently, the Jazz have the number 2 defense in the league and Exum will add to that with his ability to switch and guard multiple positions.
It will also be interesting to see how Exum fits into the new offensive system. Much has been said about the spacing the Jazz have had on offense with the additions of Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic. Donovan Mitchell is flourishing because of it.
Could having more space unlock Exum’s talent? He has an elite first step and solid ability to throw a lob. At the very least he’ll be another tool in the toolbox for Quin to use.