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.