Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum is expected to miss a couple of weeks due to an ankle sprain, according to Tony Jones of The Atheltic.
Dante Exum sprained his left ankle this past Saturday against the Detroit Pistons.
Utah Jazz point guard Dante Exum is expected to miss “a couple of weeks” due to the ankle he sprained on Saturday in Detroit, league sources tell The Athletic. Exum is officially out tonight as the Jazz take on the Milwaukee Bucks
— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) January 7, 2019
In 39 games this season for the Jazz, Dante Exum is averaging 7.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. The 23-year-old is shooting 43.2 percent from the field, 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free-throw line.
This is a big blow to the Jazz because it looks like starting point guard Ricky Rubio is going to be out for a few games as well. With Rubio and Exum out, Utah is going to have to rely on third stringer Raul Neto to run the offense.
The ball will also probably be in star guard Donovan Mitchell’s hands a lot more now.
Exum isn’t a great scorer, but he’s a solid back up point guard in the NBA and uses his 6-foot-6 frame to hound opposing guards on defense. The four-year player from Australia signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension with the Jazz last summer.
Utah fell to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday by a final score of 114-102. The Jazz are now 20-21 on the season.