HoopsHype Joe Ingles rumors

March 10, 2014 Updates
February 3, 2014 Updates

However the rule doesn't apply to international hopefuls, paving the way for Exum to accelerate his career. He sought the counsel of family and several Australian Boomers teammates before deciding that skipping college was in his best interests. ''The main thing was some players don't perform in college, it is a different game and I was also thinking about injuries,'' Exum said. ''Being over there I'd be under the microscope, in my opinion it was a smart move to forego it and head straight to the NBA. ''My dad was a big influence, but Joe Ingles, Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut helped me through this decision. Bogut went through the pressure of being the No.1 pick, he knows what it's all about.'' Canberra Times

July 24, 2013 Updates
July 23, 2013 Updates

Well, the Middle East isn't exactly the Middle-earth of New Zealand but Ingles has few qualms and more than a few options now that his time at Barcelona appears to be done. Taking his A-game - which also has seen him win an NBL championship and the league's Rookie of the Year accolade in 2007 - to the NBA remains on the agenda. It's just not as pressing as some might believe. "The NBA isn't the be-all and end-all," he admitted. "Yes, there has been some (NBA) interest but there's interest from teams in Europe as I'm coming off three pretty good years at Barcelona." Melbourne Herald-Sun

July 3, 2013 Updates
June 29, 2013 Updates
May 10, 2013 Updates

While his stats don’t possess the wow factor commonly associated with players headed to the NBA, injuries have seen Joe Ingles thrust into a big role for Barcelona Regal this season as the team hunts for another Euroleague title. "There's some NBA teams that have shown a lot of interest," Ingles said. "That's definitely the goal after this year, to get over there, and I'm going to have a fair crack at it either way. "If I can get a contract or if it's going to training camps or whatever it is, I'm going to take a shot at it. I'm 25, turning 26, and the window is closing, not too fast but it is closing I'm coming off a pretty consistent three years at one of the best teams in Europe." CraveOnline

February 8, 2013 Updates

While the minutes have been limited for him playing behind Euro basketball maintays like Juan Carlos Navarro and Pete Mickeal, Ingles says he's relished his experience with Barça. The NBA, a lifelong dream for Ingles, could very well come next. "My dream (growing up) was playing in the NBA," Ingles said during the Spanish Cup that takes place this week in Vitoria. "Also playing in the Olympics with Australia. That's huge for us. But obviously everybody that plays basketball wants to play in the NBA one day." HoopsHype

January 22, 2013 Updates
September 6, 2012 Updates
August 29, 2012 Updates
August 15, 2012 Updates

Asked if he thought Ingles could break into the NBA Mills said, "No question, he's definitely an NBA Player. "For us to do well, he was going to need to have a good tournament and that's what he did, so very proud to play with him and all the boys are very happy with him." Ingles revealed his agent had already fielded calls from NBA parties. "He didn't tell me the specifics, he just said there was some interest there," Ingles told AAP. "I kind of told him to be quiet and I'm going to focus on Barcelona for one more year and see what happens after that. Sydney Morning Herald

August 12, 2012 Updates
August 9, 2012 Updates

Joe Ingles will have NBA scouts knocking on his door after a thoroughbred performance against a Dream Team ignited by the Kobe and LeBron show. Australian coach Brett Brown singled out the versatile Barcelona-based Ingles, 24, as worthy of playing beside basketball's elite on a regular basis after he looked at home against the US team's $150 million-a-year cast at the Olympics yesterday. FOXSports.com

The final 33-point margin between the teams in London did not reflect how the Boomers had scrapped magnificently for three-and-a-half quarters or the rousing 11-0 scoring run just after half-time that forward Ingles and Patty Mills initiated. "I think the NBA will be paying Joe attention, especially after these Olympics," said Brown, who serves as assistant coach on the San Antonio Spurs where Mills plays. "Joe's got a body like (Detroit Pistons' small forward) Tayshaun Prince. He's long, left-handed, multi-faceted at guard or small forward, he's stepped up in defence to take personal pride in guarding people and you've seen his competitive spirit here. "He's on the up and up." FOXSports.com

August 8, 2012 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.