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Monson: Exum could be great one day, but not today

Jazz rookie guard could be great one day, but not today



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That seemed to be true. It’s much too early to draw conclusions, but Exum looks fluid on the floor and quick. He’s not a vertical player, but he can move. And he can pass. And he looks easily for open teammates. On one possession, Exum drove the baseline and drilled a pass to Trey Burke in the corner, from where Burke dusted the net with a 3. On another, he had his pocket picked, giving up the ball and a layup on the break.

Patience.

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It’s going to take some with the youngster. But the rudiments Lindsey talked about are there. It will be months, no … years, before we know how far those rudiments, mixed with hard work, will take Dante Exum. This is the on-ramp to an early undulating road.

GORDON MONSON hosts "The Big Show" with Spence Checketts weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on 97.5 FM/1280 and 960 AM The Zone. Twitter: @GordonMonson.




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