Exum began the COVID19-shortened 2019-20 season with the Jazz, his fifth year with Utah. He appeared in 11 games for the Jazz, and averaged 2.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 7.5 minutes per contest. He also shot 33.3 percent from three and 100 percent from the free-throw line. On Dec. 23, he was traded from the Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers. With Cleveland, Exum saw more playing time and averaged 16.8 minutes per contest. He appeared in 24 games for Cleveland and averaged 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game with his new squad. Exum also increased his accuracy and shot 47.9 percent from the field and 35.1 from behind the arc with the Cavs. Overall, his 34.9 percent mark from three on the season was a career high. On Jan. 5, Exum set a new single-game career high with 28 points, plus added four three-pointers and three boards, during a home loss to the Timberwolves. On Feb. 22, Exum grabbed a career-high eight rebounds to go with 14 points and one block during a loss at Miami. Per 36 minutes, Exum averaged 11.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals.2018
Exum appeared in 42 games for the Utah Jazz during the 2018-2019 campaign. He averaged 6.9 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest. Exum scored in double figures on 11 occasions. October was Exum's best month of the season, during which he averaged 10.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per tilt. On Nov. 17, Exum matched a career-high with seven rebounds at Boston. On Dec. 27, he poured in a season-high 20 points against Philadelphia. He also hit a season-high three treys in that contest. Arguably Exum's best game of the season came in the subsequent tilt in which he notched a double-double with 13 points and a career-best 13 assists in the Dec. 29 home victory over the Knicks. That win over New York was Exum's lone start of the season. Exum tallied at least five assists in six contests. A left ankle injury, suffered during a Jan. 5 game versus the Pistons, forced Exum to miss 25 games. He returned to play three games in early March before hurting his knee in a Mar. 14 game against the T-Wolves. That injury resulted in surgery to fix a partially torn patella tendon in his right knee and forced Exum to miss the remainder of the season.2017
Exum appeared in 14 games for the Utah Jazz during the 2017-2018 campaign. He averaged career-highs in points (8.1) and assists (3.1) per tilt, while also snatching 1.9 rebounds per contest. The young point guard missed the first 68 games of the season due to a separated shoulder and recovery from the resulting October surgery. He made his season-debut with the Jazz on Mar. 15 and posted 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes of play during a win at Phoenix. Exum scored in double figures in five regular season contests. He poured in a season-high 21 points against Memphis on Mar. 30. Exum tallied at least five assists in three contests. Exum also appeared in 10 playoff games for the Jazz. He averaged 11.4 minutes per contest during the playoffs. Exum managed 5.1 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists per playoff clash. He was particularly potent off the bench in the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Houston Rockets. Exum played at least 10 minutes in all four games he appeared. He averaged 8.3 points per game during that specific series.2016
Exum played in 66 games, with 26 starts, during the 2016-17 season. After missing all of the prior campaign due to a knee injury, Exum returned on opening night, Oct. 25, and came off the bench to provide five points and two rebounds in under 10 minutes. Just five days later in Los Angeles, he scored 10 points and dished out 2 assists, playing in over 25 minutes. On Nov. 11, Exum received his first start of the season and posted four points, four rebounds and two assists over 22 minutes of run during a win at Orlando. In a March 11 loss to Oklahoma City, Exum scored a career-high 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field. The Jazz made it to Round 2 of the postseason, and Exum played in seven of Utah's 11 games. During a Game 4 loss to Golden State, Exum posted 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal. The young point guard also missed games in January and December due to knee tendinitis.2015
In August of 2015, while playing for his native Australia in an international exhibition game against Slovenia, Exum suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. The 20-year-old point guard missed the entirety of the 2015-16 NBA season recovering from the surgery.2014
Dante Exum was drafted with the fifth overall pick by the Utah Jazz during the 2014 NBA Draft. The 19-year-old Australian played in all 82 games for Utah, with 41 starts, and averaged 4.8 points and 2.4 assists per game. Exum made his NBA debut on opening night, Oct. 29 and delivered five points, one assist and one steal in just under 10 minutes of play. He blossomed into a regular contributor for the Jazz, scoring 11 points and adding five assists in a Nov. 7 game against Dallas. Exum received his first career start on Jan. 5 versus the Pacers and generated 13 points. Against Milwaukee on Jan. 22. In that game, Exum started and scored a season-high 15 points and compiling five assists as the Jazz won by two points. The Milwaukee win cemented Exum's spot in the starting lineup, as he started Utah's final 40 games. The rookie point guard had arguably his best game on Mar. 8 in a win at Brooklyn. During the victory, Exum shot 5-of-6 from the field and posted 14 points, four rebounds, one assists and one block over 28 minutes of run. On Apr. 1, Exum dished a season-high 12 assists during a home win over the Nuggets. The rookie had 14 games with five or more assists.
June 26, 2014Drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
July 11, 2014Signed a multi-year, rookie contract with the Utah Jazz
July 6, 2018Signed as a free agent a three-year agreement to stay with the Utah Jazz.
December 23, 2019Traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson.
January 13, 2021Traded to the Houston Rockets along with Victor Oladipo, Rodions Kurucs and four first-round draft picks (2022, 2022, 2024 and 2026) plus four pick swaps with the Nets (2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027) in a four-team trade involving the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets. The Cavaliers acquired Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince. The Nets acquired James Harden and a 2024 second-round pick. The Pacers acquired Caris LeVert and two future second-round picks.