Second Draft: Dante Exum

Dante Exum hasn’t shown much of the ability that made him a top-five pick, but the Jazz re-signed him anyway. Will they regret that move?

When high draft picks struggle initially and become free agents for the first time, some folks around the league refer to this as their “second draft.” The hope is that a new team can unlock the potential that once made them top picks. Over the next few weeks, we will examine players who fall into that category.

Today: Dante Exum, from contributor Nick Sciria.

When the Utah Jazz took Dante Exum with the fifth pick in the 2014 draft, they faced a conundrum. He showed flashes of intriguing tools overseas, but they had to figure out how to mold a relatively raw prospect into an on-court producer. Four years later, they still haven’t solved that mystery.

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