Joe Ingles

Position
Height
Birthdate
Jnr. Association
Born
Forward
203 cm
2 Oct 87
Southern Tigers
Adelaide (SA)

Player profile

Joe Ingles has won an NBL championship, a Euroleague championship and now has his eyes on an Olympic gold medal.

Ingles exploded onto the Australian basketball scene when he dropped a record 29 points, the most ever by an Aussie in an NBL debut with the South Dragons and would go on to win the league’s Rookie of the Year trophy in 2007. He averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

At only 20 years old, Joe was awarded a spot on the All-NBL third team award, averaged 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game and led the Dragons to the 2009 NBL Championship. That season Having achieved almost all there is to do in his home country in three seasons, Ingles headed to Europe, joining Granada in the Spanish national league.

Ingles played continued to attract the eyes of basketball coaches in rapid fashion and he was offered a contract playing for Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona Regal in his second year in Europe. Ingles repaid the club’s faith in him as he helped the team claim back-to-back Spanish titles.

The next season Ingles signed with Israeli league champions Maccabi Tel Aviv and in the 2013–14 season, Ingles became the second Australia to ever win a Euroleague Championship (the other being David Andersen).

 

NBA

While playing in Europe Ingles had multiple opportunities to play in the NBA, he was a part of the Golden State Warriors summer league teams in 2009 and 2010, but the most publicised opportunity was when he declined to partner with former Spanish league teammate Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies in order to play with Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv.

After the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Ingles signed a deal with the LA Clippers but was waived a week before the NBA season was to begin. Two days later, he signed with the Utah Jazz, partially due to the fact that he and new Jazz rookie Dante Exum were roommates on the Australian national team and the Jazz felt Joe would be able to help Dante transition to the NBA.

Ingles averaged 5 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in his rookie season, his best performance in what was perhaps a modest season was his season-high 18 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He started in more games as a rookie than any other Australian bar Exum and Andrew Bogut.

Ingles had earned enough respect to be offered a two-year deal in 2015. This season Joe’s role in the team was limited and although there were odd games flashes of brilliance, like his 15 point and career-high six steal effort against the Phoenix Suns, Joe’s second season wasn’t as strong as his first and he feared he may only have one year left in the NBA.

The 2016-17 season was a breakout year for Ingles who averaged 7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists and started in almost a third of the games he played in. He scored a career-high 21 points and a career-high five three-pointers in a loss to the Golden State Warriors and by season’s end had solidified himself into a starting role.

Joe Ingles was instrumental in helping the Jazz reach the second round of the playoffs, playing 30 minutes per game averaging 7 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

Ingles’ NBA experience saw the veteran take his Olympic form back to the USA where the NBA world is beginning to learn his name, with the Utah Jazz swingman leading the entire competition in three-point percentage.

AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS

Joe Ingles forced his way onto the Australian National team as a 19-year-old after an impressive rookie season in the NBL (2006/07). He’s been a core piece of the team through a number of international tournaments including 2 World Championships (2010, 2014) and 2 Olympic Games. (2008, 2012).

By 2010, Ingles was a quality player in Europe and his role increased dramatically for the Boomers. He averaged 10 points per game at 63% shooting from the field during the 2010 FIBA World Championships.

The 2012 London Olympic Games Ingles drew the attention of many NBA scouts as he led the Boomers to the quarter-finals on the back of 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

Now, a veteran of international competition, Ingles has been a vital part of the Boomers emergence into a genuine medal contender. Ingles averaged 7.8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in the Rio (2016).

Ingles has been the “glue guy” within the Australia Boomers squad in recent years, twice being named Australian International Player of the Year (2009, 2012) and he will be a big part of the Boomers winning their first Olympic medal.

Player Trivia: Joe Ingles and Dante Exum were forced to be flight attendants during their rookie season after failing to wear their pink backpacks, which featured Disney’s Frozen characters on them to a team training session.

NBA Stats

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG% 3P% 2P% eFG% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2014-1527UTANBASF793221.2.415.356.493.517.7500.31.92.22.30.90.11.21.65.0
2015-1628UTANBASF81215.3.426.386.531.565.7220.21.61.91.20.70.00.81.24.2
2016-1729UTANBASF822624.0.452.441.471.589.7350.32.93.22.71.20.11.32.07.1
CareerNBA2426020.2.433.399.491.559.7380.32.22.42.10.90.11.11.65.5

current salary and contract

September 29, 2014: Signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers

October 25, 2014: Waived by the Los Angeles Clippers.

October 27, 2014: Claimed on waivers by the Utah Jazz from the Los Angeles Clippers

July 10, 2015: Signed a multi-year contract with the Utah Jazz

In 2015, Joe Ingles signed a three-year deal worth $4,500,000 to play with the Utah Jazz.

Year
Team
Age
Salary
2014-15
 
27
$507,336
2015-16
28
$2,250,000
2016-17
29
$2,250,000
2017
Joe Ingles will become uncontracted in 2017

Follow Joe Ingles on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

Player Highlights

  • Joe Ingles Rookie High 18 Points

  • Joe Ingles Career High 21 Points

  • Joe Ingles defense on LeBron James