Jazz’s Dante Exum claims he has fully recovered from ACL tear
After tearing his ACL last August and missing the whole 2015-16 NBA season, Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum is finally ready to play once again. This certainly is good news for the Salt Lake City faithful as the Australian showed a lot of promise and potential while starting all 82 games in his rookie season in 2014.
It can be remembered that Exum suffered the unfortunate injury during The Boomers’ exhibition match against Slovenia. He was driving to the basket when his knee suddenly gave up on him. Here is the video in a Vine posted by Damir R. of Kosarka.si:
The 21 year old had surgery in September of last year to repair his damaged knee. It was a long and tough road for him especially during his rehab but now he is happy to announce that he has fully recovered from it. In a recent video Tweeted by the NBPA, Exum discussed how it has been for him to be away from the game he loves and wished his home country good in this year’s Summer Games:
— NBPA (@TheNBPA) August 10, 2016
This coming season, he will be eased back to the game slowly by the Jazz coaching staff and will mainly serve as the backup for newly-acquired point guard George Hill. Exum will also see some minutes at the two position, something he was used to doing at times as he spent 21% of his minutes there before.
The Melbourne native had decent numbers in his rookie campaign where he averaged 4.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 22.2 minutes. He will a welcome addition to the Jazz team that has added key pieces to their roster this off-season and are looking to making some noise in the tough Western Conference.