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He may be young and without NCAA experience, but 6'6" Australian import Dante Exum has NBA-ready creativity and quickness.
He's also a mature kid who will do his best to produce alongside point guard Trey Burke. B/R NBA NBA Lead Writer Josh Martin explains that Exum will operate more as an off-guard than a floor general:
"With Trey Burke already in the backcourt, the 18-year-old draftee won't have to worry about running Utah's offense as a teenager. Instead, he can focus on getting his game and his body up to NBA speed while finding his comfort zone amidst the Jazz's young core."
I'm not banking on him shooing the ball efficiently, however. His shot is still a work in progress, and his workload will necessitate a fair amount of attempts. But that's part of the growing pains of being a young playmaker in the NBA.
Can he transform the Utah Jazz? Certainly not, especially not right away. Yet he might find himself in the outside discussion for Rookie of the Year honors, much like Burke last year.
Either way, we're going to enjoy one of the most exciting young international guards in recent memory.
Prediction: 14.2 points, 4.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds, All-Rookie First Team