Dante Exum Averages .2 Steals Per Game

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  1. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Exum is 6'6 with a 6'9 winsgpan and elite speed. How on Earth is he only getting .2 steals per game? Per 48 minutes it goes up to a whopping .5 steals per game.

    I'm not saying you have to get a ton of steals to be a good defender, but Exum is providing 0 defensive playmaking right now.
     
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  2. Bawse Dawg

    Bawse Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Pretty disappointed with him this year.
     
  3. Jazzta

    Jazzta Well-Known Member

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    His dribble could be tighter, and I agree about the steals, at least one per game is to be expected from a player like him.
     
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  4. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member

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    He's more of a position defender... this is notable though. He should be able to dig in on guys driving and do more there in help situations.

    He doesn't really take any risks on the basketball court... so this is not too surprising... also he gets a terrible whistle so I'm sure he plays scared a lot.

    He might have slow hands too... he's not an expert ball handler.

    Dante is a puzzle that is likely never fully solved.
     
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  5. NUMBERICA

    NUMBERICA Well-Known Member

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    He's not good at basketball.
     
  6. utahjazzz

    utahjazzz Active Member

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    maybe you should tell quin to trade him. stop whinging.
     
  7. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Solved! I still have hopes, though.
     
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  8. Bawse Dawg

    Bawse Dawg Well-Known Member

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    LMAO
     
  9. Jazz

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    I admit he should get more steals. But also he doesn't gamble like Rubio for example. He doesn't need to. Players that gamble can't stay in front of their man
     
  10. MVP

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    He was a gamble Orlando left for Jazz to try and we lost.
     
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  11. Alfalfa

    Alfalfa Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping he plays better over next 2 months as to improve his trade value
     
  12. Jazz

    Jazz Active Member

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    He has alot to improve. But he's the only one on the roster that has the tools to be special. Thats including donovan I think the best thing for Dante is to go to another team. Cause I want to see that potential play out. If he works it out then watch out.
     
  13. yamers

    yamers Well-Known Member

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    exum is just not very good.

    385Dante Exum, PG current +/-
     
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  14. MVP

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    So being on another team will improve his broken jumpshot, awkward coordination and will make his basketball IQ skyrocket? Man, I wish I would know what team can do that for all draft busts?
     
  15. jope

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    Didn’t Donovan’s combine measurements show an absurdly long wingspan, elite vertical jump, elite agility and sprint times, etc? He has tools. He needs to adjust to what’s happening this year though.
     
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  16. Jazz

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    The only 2 players that are consistent and good are gobert and ingles. Dante only shoots the ball 3 times a game. Donovan for example shoots the ball 30 times a game. It's easy to score points when u shoot so much
     
  17. mellow

    mellow Well-Known Member

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    That wasn't smart.
     
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  18. just because

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    I think he's doing what coach wants. His job is to come in and guard the opposing teams "fast" guy. Disrupt their flow and be a pest. For the most part he does that with regularity. I'm fine with where he's at and the potential to be more.
     
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  19. idestroyedthetoilet

    idestroyedthetoilet Well-Known Member

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    It has been told to us repeatedly that he needs to be traded with plenty of assets for the guy taken one spot ahead of him, and allegedly Orlando is in love with length and the guy with length and proven ability needs to be traded for a guy with length and unproven ability. Length guis, they told us length. Darft length and athleticism guis. They said. Then let's moan about the pick choice because we are lottery ticket junkies
     
  20. Bawse Dawg

    Bawse Dawg Well-Known Member

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    This has to be a pun. But not capitalizing Smart was a huge error.
     
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