HoopsHype Joe Ingles rumors

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Australian forward Joe Ingles has received some interest from the Philadelphia 76ers, sources told Sportando. Ingles is currently playing in the FIBA World Cup with Australian NT. Brett Brown, coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, worked with Ingles during 2012 Olympic Games in London and he's a big fan of him. Ingles is a free-agent after spent the last season with Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Sportando

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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

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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

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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

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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

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