DECEMBER 7: Barcelona has completed its short-term deal with Exum, announcing today in a press release that the point guard will be on the roster through February 28.
DECEMBER 4: Former NBA guard Dante Exum is close to signing a three-month contract with Barcelona, Sportando relays via a Chema de Lucas tweet.
Exum was waived by the Rockets during training camp. Exum signed a three-year deal with Houston in September that had a base value of $8.1MM and included another $8MM+ in likely and unlikely incentives. But the contract was non-guaranteed and the Rockets had 15 other players with guaranteed deals.
Exum, the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft, finished last season with Houston after being acquired in the four-team James Harden trade, but he didn’t play any games for the franchise. He appeared in six games for Cleveland last season, when he had an expiring $9.6MM contract, before being sidelined with a calf injury.
Exum played a prominent role on Australia’s bronze medal-winning squad at the Tokyo Olympics, averaging 9.0 PPG and 2.8 APG.
Still just 26 years old, Exum has seen his NBA career sidetracked by injuries. He’s appeared in 245 career games, averaging 5.6 PPG and 2.1 APG in 18.6 MPG.
9 thoughts on “Dante Exum Signs With Spanish Team”
Ahh yes the guy chosen before Jokic (joke btw he was chosen so late in 14)
He has never adjusted after his injury. Then the nagging injuries. I think he’s adapted to NBA injury life. Get paid while rehabbing. Cause he’s never showed urgency. To get back to playing at a high level. Just another talented kid who doesn’t want it hard enough.
Est. Earnings (7 seasons) $44,556,675
We never knew ya. Or saw ya
I remember some people were comparing him to Kobe. Obviously that isn’t a realistic comp but Exum fell far short of expectations
He had spurts where you could see the talent and actually played very good D when he could stay on the court.
Barcelona will be the best city he has lived & played in… who knows that might help him perform better, right?
Should’ve gone back to Australia.
NBL is looking great.
Playing at home, with fans supporting you would really boost him confidence and get the best out of him.
I can agree with you with that one Tazza…
But having said that FC Barcelona is the greatest team in the world (outside the NBA, of course)… so is hard to pass on them, that was probably a once in a lifetime shot for him!
real madrid is better by far. 10 euroleague titles.
Not everything in life can be counted by titles, SMH!