Utah Jazz and Boomers star Joe Ingles has hinted at a possible return to the NBL when his NBA career ends. Speaking on an NBL podcast, Ingles said he would love to end his career back where it all began, but wouldn’t be drawn on when that could be. He said ultimately it would be dictated by his family situation. “I’ve always said I would love to finish in the NBL. It’s where I started and it would be awesome to finish in front of family and friends,” Ingles said.
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Joe Ingles: “The thing that would keep us probably in the States a bit longer, if I was playing or not, is (Ingles’ son) Jacob’s therapy. It’s so good here…a lot of it now is depending on what my family wants. We will see where it kind of goes, I would love to stay in the NBA, I would love to play in the NBL.”
The 32-year-old added that team ownership was something that had piqued his interest. “I wouldn’t mind getting involved with a team one day. I had a guy who was one of the potential Wollongong buyers give me a call about it. It would just have to be the right time,” Ingles said.
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has re-signed forward Joe Ingles to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. The 29-year-old Ingles (6-8, 226, Australia) is entering his fourth NBA campaign, all with the Jazz, and his game has continued to grow and develop since his arrival in Utah. He finished the 2016-17 averaging career-highs of 7.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists, while ranking third in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.441), in 24.1 minutes per game.
Joe Ingles will stay with the Utah Jazz with a new four-year, $52 million contract, his agent told The Tribune on Saturday night. Ingles’ return is one of two key moves the Jazz wanted to make early in free agency; the other is trying to keep Gordon Hayward, who looks to make a decision between Utah, Miami and Boston next week.
“We are really happy for Joe and the Jazz,” Ingles’ agent Mark Bartelstein told The Tribune. “The Jazz stepped up big time, and to see Joe rewarded for his play and to see his journey is thrilling.”
Restricted free agent Joe Ingles is finalizing a deal to return to the Utah Jazz, Ingles tells ESPN.
Sam Amick: Joe Ingles gets four years, $52 million to return to Jazz, I’m told
Sam Amick: There are no options on Joe Ingles’ deal with Utah. Jazz thrilled to keep him off the market. He was a restricted free agent.
Steve Kyler: Summer League buzz… Magic looking for perimeter shooting. Interest in Joe Ingles is real among others. New leadership not rushing anything
Spencer Checketts: Probably has already been reported, but just in case: The Utah Jazz are meeting with Joe Ingles today in Los Angeles.
Adam Joseph: The Brooklyn Nets are one of the teams who have secured a meeting with free agent Joe Ingles, sources tell @16WinsARing
Utah’s Joe Ingles has yet to start negotiations with any team, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN. Starts taking meetings Saturday.
Tony Jones: Joe Ingles will also meet with the Jazz this weekend, per sources.
Tim Bontemps: While Joe Ingles has serious interest from Orlando, sources say he has three meetings lined up with teams tomorrow to survey the field.
Tony Jones: Can confirm Joe Ingles will meet tomorrow with the Los Angeles Clippers
Tim Bontemps: Word on the street is that Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles, a restricted free agent, could easily get around $15 million per in free agency.
Tim Bontemps: Specifically, hearing Ingles could have an offer in the 4-year, $60 million range from the Orlando Magic. If so, hard to see Utah matching.
Marc Stein: On top of the Rubio score and Utah’s fight to hang onto Gordon Hayward, sources say RFA Joe Ingles has a growing market (including Orlando)
Two more free agents have become restricted as a result of receiving qualifying offers from their respective clubs. According to RealGM’s transactions log, the Mavericks have tendered a qualifying offer to Nerlens Noel, while the Jazz have given a QO to Joe Ingles.
The season was a surprise, considering Ingles was told he’d be the ‘fifth wing in the rotation’, but the Utah Jazz’s injury woes proved to be a blessing in disguise for him. Even more fortuitous was the fact that he was in the midst of a contract year, turning his career season into a potential life-changer. With teams now expected to swoop for the league’s newest ‘three-point specialist’ — potentially offering up to eight figures, according to some NBA executives — the Adelaide-native has a clear preference. “I think the priority is Utah,” Ingles told foxsports.com.au. “I loved it there.”
“I’m not gonna be sitting there calling Gordon every two minutes, but if everything works out in Utah and they want me, and it all comes together, that’s great. Hopefully it’s a quick fix, and it’s done.”
Ingles plans to head over to the States as July 1 approaches, and, if all goes to plan, he’ll have agreed to a new contract before sundown. “We’ll see how it plays out,” Ingles said. “If I get a great option day one, I’m more than happy to sign then fly back home and spend as much time here as I can.”
Ingles’ newly retired wife, along with the couple’s twins, plan to move to the city of whichever team the restricted free agent signs with, and the Jazz’s investment in its players’ respective families seems to have given them a real edge. “As a family, we really liked the city,” Ingles said. “What the team does for the families — which is obviously a little unknown to the outside world — looking after Renae, which they do with all of the wives and families and girlfriends, and all the significant others, is amazing. “Obviously, I haven’t been with any other NBA teams, but the way they did that was probably second to none. It’s important for me, to know she’s looked after when we’re away for, say, 10 days.”
The wing, who had an extremely impressive 2016-17 season, is currently a restricted free agent, with the teams across the league able to give him an offer sheet, which the Utah Jazz are allowed to match. Because of his free agency status, the Jazz’s other off-season moves could ultimately dictate where Ingles ends up but his productive season could mean that teams will be willing to fork out significant sums for the 29-year-old. “He should (earn eight figures),” one NBA executive said. “The only reason it’d be less than that is if he doesn’t play the restricted game right.”
Slow-Mo Joe wants his next deal fast tracked. When July comes and the Aussie forward becomes a restricted free agent, Joe Ingles would like negotiations to be simple, speedy and allow the swingman to stay in Salt Lake City. “Everyone knows that I want to come back,” he said this week. “I couldn’t think of a better place to come back. Hopefully it all works out and it’s a nice, quick process.”
Aaron Falk: Clarification on my last tweet. Ingles is a restricted free agent this summer..but definitely wants to come back, and the Jazz want him back
Ingles will be a restricted free agent this summer and figures to get a hefty pay raise from the $4.3 million he’s made the past two years. Which brings us back to the Clippers and Ingles’ short stint there in the 2014 preseason. Rivers was hoping nobody would claim him and that L.A. could figure out a way to re-sign him after waiving him, but the Jazz snatched him up. Ingles said he found out while at a restaurant a day or two after he found out he’d been cut.
The Clippers might have regrets about how things worked out, but Ingles doesn’t. He’s found a home and role in Utah that he quite enjoys. “It’s worked out perfectly,” Ingles said. “Obviously at the time when you first get cut, you’re pissed off and you wonder why. … It works out. These guys called, and the things that have happened have happened. There’s no hard feelings from my point of view. I think it’s worked out. It’s worked out really well.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Joe Ingles has agreed to a two-year, $4.5M deal to return to the Jazz, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Jody Genessy: The Jazz reached out to restricted free agent Joe Ingles and let him know of their interest, according to a source.
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Joe Vardon: NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league is “learning more about our television audience,” and that “fewer people are watching in the summer.” He was talking about when a season should start and end. #NBAFinals
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Ohm Youngmisuk: Adam Silver says the NBA has been watching other leagues, how they move forward with any positive tests and trying to continue play, advancement in testing, “all of it” is on the table for what the NBA’s next season could look like.