Currently Dantes’ main concern is that he’s not physically mature enough for the NBA. He knows he has to continue working on his skill set, but his recent stint training with Patty Mills (Spurs) and Matthew Dellavedova (training camp with the Cavaliers), and playing for Australia against New Zealand brought home that he’s not physically mature enough to compete against men yet.
Dantes' been spoken about in Australian basketball circles since he was 15.
2013 Nike Hoop Summit: Top 15 Plays - Dante Exum #1
The NBL's hey days were in the late 1980's and 1990's. The league has contracted over the last decade, lost much of it financial pull, lost a few teams and lost many (all) of it's great players and coaches.
If Dante was to sign on with a NBL team for the second half of the season, the two teams I would like to see him go to are either the Sydney Kings or Melbourne Tigers. As I mentioned above, the Tigers are coached by ex NBA and Australian rep player Chris Anstey. The Kings are coached by Ex NBA and Australian rep player Shane Heal.
Shane was arguably one of Australias' greatest point guards, 3 point shooters, and infamously had a run in with Charles Barkley at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Shane was killing the USofA team with his outside shooting and Barkley charged him as he let another one fly from the left side. Shane was still in the air when Barkley dropped his shoulder and collided with Shanes mid drift. If you want to watch it, check the video below at the 4:20 mark. Or watch the the whole thing. Shane starts lighting it up from around the 3 minute mark.
Also Shane made it on to NBA Action when he played for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Aussie youngsters Ben Simmons & Dante Exum throwing down some dunks after a Boomers training session.