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Dante Exum matched with Michael Carter-Williams would form a dangerous backcourt.
Dante Exum has the potential to be a boom or bust player. The kind of guy who never amounts to more than a role player, or the kind of guy who is looked at as the best player in the 2014 draft 10 years from now.
We know that Exum is a 6'6" guard who has the potential to play at point, but he might be better suited for shooting guard. He's got elite athleticism and can get to the paint at will. Combine that with a semi-reliable jumper, and he's got the tools to be a special player with a level of improvement.
Here's a look at how Bleacher Report's Daniel O'Brien sees Exum's offensive game:
For starters, he's got a great handle. Exum is brilliant at changing pace and changing direction, whether it's a hesitation dribble, in-and-out fake or crossover. Combine those moves with his speed, and you've got a recipe for some embarrassed defenders. He's going to be a constant threat in pick-and-roll sequences.
Once he gets near the rim, he finishes the job by scoring deftly with either hand, with the ability to maneuver in the air around obstacles.
Even though Exum's jump-shooting results were inconsistent last summer and autumn, he's quickly developing a mid-range and perimeter arsenal. Exum uses terrific, quick footwork to set up his shots. Those moves include post-up turnarounds, step-backs and lightning-quick dribble pull-ups.
It's clear he has all of the tools to succeed, but the question is: will he? The transition from overseas basketball to the NBA can prove to be a troubling one. There's no other way to say it other than the foreign game is different than it is in the United States.
The good news for Exum is the NBA hasn't seen a player with his tools come from Australia or anywhere for that matter. Combine his skill set and size with Michael Carter-Williams' and you've got one of the most athletic and dynamic backcourts in all of basketball.
The fact that they have the potential to be so dangerous so early in both of their careers could spell great things for the Sixers.
Exum is a bit of a wild-card selection but picking him has the potential to be a franchise-changing move.
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