The Australian player Dante Exum will arrive this Tuesday at noon at Barcelona to pass the medical examination and in case of passing it, sign a temporary contract with the FC Barcelona as a solution to the accumulation of casualties on the team’s outside line.
Exum, 26 years old and 1.96 tall, has a long seven-year career in the NBA, but has not competed since October. His last participation was in the Tokyo Olympics where he was part of the Australian team that won the bronze medal against Slovenia, assuming an important role. Later he participated in the summer league with the Houston Rockets, the team that seemed willing to offer him a guaranteed contract, but the Texan team eventually cut it before closing the deal.
The Barça entity will sign the contract with Exum If the Australian player, who can function in both the base and guard positions, passes the medical examination, since he accumulates a long list of injuries, two of them serious. In 2015, a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee kept him off the court for a season. And in 2019 he suffered a partial tear of the tendon in his right knee.
The casualties in the outside game of Calathes, Higgins and Abrines, together with the demanding calendar, have prompted the Barça officials to look for an experienced replacement, who can help immediately in the rotations, since the majority of starters are accumulating many minutes in recent weeks. The defeat suffered this Sunday against Baskonia at the Palau, two days after winning in Istanbul at Ephesus, they have made the limitations of the workforce clear.
And Exum signs your contract it is very possible that it will be available already this coming Friday, in the visit of the Real Madrid to the Palau on the Euroleague matchday, in a classic in which the leadership of the competition will be at stake.