Before workouts began, Australian point guard Dante Exum suggested he wouldn’t work out for any team but the Los Angeles Lakers. That hard line stance was later softened (mildly) when he decided to include the Boston Celtics as a team he’d be willing to play for, but those were the only two organizations he was willing to suit up for.
Of course, we haven’t exactly heard much from Exum himself but rather his father who’s become a bit of a thorn in the side of most NBA teams, though, that hasn’t stopped them from pursing the talented point who now will work out for teams in the top four which include the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic.
ESPN insider Chad Ford says he does not believe Exum will work out for any teams picking outside of the top four, at least not currently.
Exum would presumably work out for the Cleveland Cavaliers if they so inclined as it’s the Cavs who select first overall, but they appear more enamored with the idea of drafting Joel Embiid or Andrew Wiggins with the first overall selection and may not waste much time on Exum.
Of course, working out for a team isn’t nearly as important as it once was as there is an absurd amount of documentation and video on prospects which almost all but eliminates the need for a face-to-face meeting. That could lead to a team drafting Exum if he’s to fall out of the top four, despite the fact he may not have worked out for them.