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Report: Dante Exum expected to come off bench for Australia

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Jazz guard Dante Exum will come off the bench for Team Australia in the FIBA World Cup, according to Roy Ward of the Sydney Morning Herald.

According to Ward, Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova and former Valparaiso swingman Ryan Broekhoff, who plays with Turkish club Besiktas, are expected to start at the two guard spots.

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Exum was the fifth pick in this year's NBA draft. He averaged 7.2 points and 2.8 assists in 26.6 minutes per game at the Las Vegas Summer League. 

Team Australia has five current NBA players on its World Cup roster: Exum, Dellavedova, Cameron Bairstow, Aron Baynes and Brock Motum.

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Australia is in Group D with Lithuania, Angola, South Korea, Slovenia and Mexico.

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