Jazz Re-Sign Joe Ingles

JULY 25: Three and a half weeks after reaching an agreement with him, the Jazz have officially re-signed Ingles, the team announced today in a press release. The delay was a result of Utah using up its cap room before going over the cap to finalize Ingles’ deal.

JULY 1: Restricted free agent Joe Ingles is finalizing an agreement to stay in Utah, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. The deal will reportedly pay him $52MM over four seasons (Twitter link). There are no options for either side, according to Sam Amick of USA Today (Twitter link).Joe Ingles vertical

Getting Ingles back in the fold could help the Jazz make their case to keep Gordon Hayward, Wojnarowski notes. Ingles and Hayward are close friends and share the same agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports (Twitter link).

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Ingles, a 29-year-old small forward, has spent his entire three-year career in Utah. He appeared in all 82 games this season, and while he averaged a modest 7.1 points per night, he showed an impressive ability to make a three-pointer (.441 3PT%) and provided solid defense.

Ingles reportedly had a meeting scheduled with the Nets on Sunday and there was at least one report indicating that the Magic were preparing a significant offer, though a separate report suggested Orlando’s interest was overstated. The Clippers were also planning to meet with Ingles this weekend.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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10 thoughts on “Jazz Re-Sign Joe Ingles

  1. formerlyz

    I had him between 11-13 million, so makes sense. Good for them to at least keep him on the wing

  2. Hen1CHC

    Although Hill is almost certainly gone, this could sway Gordon to stay, depends on what Boston/Miami tempts him with

    • Z-A

      Is that a serious statement? He’s a marginal role player dude. Unless this is his Life Partner I see no way how you can say this sways him to stay. Is Joe Ingles a pseudonym for LeBron James?

      • Conman

        Can you read? They said could. Since it’s his best friend and they share an agent. Nobody said they were “partners”. But you gotta a scoop I guess being the first to report LBJ to Utah…

  3. Dionis

    Hayward is signing with the Heat, he would be in the East and have an offense built around him. In the West he’s got no shot.

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