May 9, 2017, 2:38 pm
The Jazz would like to work out a deal with restricted free agent Joe Ingles this summer, and according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, Ingles would like to return.
Ingles’ third NBA season was his best to date and he thrived as a jack of all trades off the Utah bench. He averaged 7.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 triples in 24.0 minutes across 82 contests. He also shot .441 from deep and .452 overall, so he’ll likely get some serious offers from anyone looking to upgrade their bench. Ingles offers decent fantasy value as a three point and steals specialist and got plenty of time to shine with Rodney Hood battling injury for much of the year – those injuries made him an easily identifiable target for streamers or owners who were looking for short term boosts. He’s expected to rejoin the Jazz unless some team offers him crazy dollars this offseason.