Dante Exum is nearing a deal to return to the Houston Rockets, in accordance with Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Exum was dealt to the Rockets in January as a part of the four-team James Harden blockbuster commerce, although he by no means noticed the ground for Houston resulting from a calf harm.
Free agent guard Dante Exum is nearing a deal to return to the Houston Rockets, sources inform @TheAthletic @Stadium. Exum performed in solely 24 video games final season, however has returned to full well being and averaged 9 factors and a couple of.8 assists in Australia’s Bronze medal run in Tokyo Olympics.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 15, 2021
Whereas Exum has struggled with accidents since being drafted fifth by Utah within the 2014 NBA Draft, he regarded wholesome this summer season in Tokyo, averaging 9.0 factors and a couple of.8 assists in Australia’s run to the bronze medal.
With the Rockets reportedly working to find a new home for John Wall, Houston may use some depth on the guard place. Nonetheless simply 26 years outdated, Exum may present wonderful perimeter protection to enrich Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Inexperienced.