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Dante Exum has a new team — but it’s not in the NBA

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Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) dribbles past Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in an NBA preseason game on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Exum has signed a deal to play for FC Barcelona.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

Former Utah Jazz lottery draft pick Dante Exum has not been in professional basketball since getting waived in October by the Houston Rockets, but that is about to change — although it won’t be in the NBA.

On Tuesday, Spanish power FC Barcelona announced that it has signed Exum to a contract. The team announced that it’s just a short-term deal that will expire on Feb. 28.

Exum, the fifth overall pick by the Jazz in the 2014 NBA draft, has played six seasons in the NBA, many of which were injury-plagued.

He has career averages of 5.7 points, 2.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game.