Australian Dante Exum practices with Utah's D-League affiliate

[ Source: ESPN ] - January 10, 2017

Australian Dante Exum was with the Utah Jazz's D-League affiliate Monday, but only briefly.

Exum's stint in the D-League lasted just one practice as he was recalled later in the day.

The 21-year-old, who has seen limited playing time of late, practiced with Salt Lake City Stars on Monday (Tuesday AEDT).

Exum, who was taken by the Jazz at pick No. 5 in the 2014 draft, has averaged 6.3 points from 29 games in his comeback season from more than a year out with a knee injury.

The guard has struggled for court time in recent weeks.

He missed a seven-game stretch starting last month due to knee tendonitis before playing 14 minutes for two points in his return against Toronto last week.

Despite being fit, Exum has been left on the bench by coach Quin Snyder for the Jazz's past two matches.

He has found himself behind star point guard George Hill and Snyder's preferred back-up Shelvin Mack, having endured his first 'did not play - coach's decision in a game in November.

Exum's 2016-17 season began positively when he started six of eight games when Hill was injured in November before his court time plummeted with the American's return.

Exum was forced to sit out last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered while playing for Australia in mid-2015 in preparation for the Oceania Olympic qualifiers.

The Stars next play Austin Spurs at home on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT).


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