'Staggering': Exum cops brutal NBA axing

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Australian hoops prima Dante Exum has been waived by the Houston Rockets aft the nine finalised its 15-man roster.

Exum, 26, looked to beryllium handed an NBA lifeline erstwhile the erstwhile No.5 draught prime was signed to a non-guaranteed declaration backmost successful September.

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The erstwhile Cavalier and Jazz constituent defender had earned the little declaration pursuing a stellar outing during the Olympics.

Exum has been plagued by injuries for overmuch of his vocation having lone played six games owed to wounded past season.

Dante Exum successful enactment for the Houston Rockets (Getty)

He was acceptable successful clip for the Tokyo Games wherever helium played a cardinal relation for the Boomers successful their historical bronze medal run, averaging 9 points and 2.8 assists a game.

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The Australian's signifier aft the Olympics led to galore erstwhile stars, including Andrew Bogut, calling for the constituent defender to beryllium picked up by an NBA team.

Basketball fans were speedy to respond to the news, with galore near stunned astatine the decision.

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