Dante Exum interview at 2015 All-Star
Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum is averaging 4.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 20.7 minutes per game this season. Here's what he said to media Friday morning at 2015 NBA All-Star weekend.
Question: Offensively your shooting percentage is down right now. Is that a little bit discouraging? Are you just trying to do whatever you can right now to get the shots to fall?
Dante Exum: Yeah. I know it's a long season. There's going to be ups and downs. Obviously I'm not shooting the ball well right now. Just continue to keep shooting the ball how I have and staying confident with it and not shying away from it.
Question: What part of the offense do you feel comfortable in? The passing, running?
Exum: Yeah, I think getting in the open court. Trying to kick ahead to Gordon and just playing a more freelance game. I think we work better like that. Putting ourselves in those situations.
Question: Playing in Utah, [seems like it's been an adjustment?]
Exum: Yeah, it's been an adjustment. We play so many games, that you adjust really quick. Changes from place to place. Utah is known for its altitude; other places aren't. So it's just about going to different places and adjusting as much as you can.
Question: Are you guys planning on running any Aussie plays, the two of you during the game?
Exum: I'm definitely going to look out for him. Steve (Adams) is a good guy. I talked to him a bit.
I love being in this situation. A good opportunity to grow and learn. I definitely love to be here. I'm still going to get a bit of rest when I get back.
Question: What do you like so far about the NBA the most?
Exum: I think the teammates. I don't know how it is with other teams, but the bond you have with some of the guys in the team, it's been different. We travel a lot and always together. It's a different type of bond.
Question: What do you miss about home the most at the moment?
Exum: Definitely my family. They haven't been over since the start of the season. But, yeah.
Question: No one came over for the game?