The Utah Jazz has a wonderful two way player who has a major affect on both ends of the court. He has a true shooting percent over .600 and is being called to guard the opposing team’s best player down the stretch in close games.
Of course I am talking about Joe Ingles.
Take a look:
Players with a .600+ TS%, 15+ AST% and 2+ STL%: Giannis, CP3, Kawhi, Lowry, Curry and...— Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey) December 28, 2016
... JOE INGLES #NBAVOTE pic.twitter.com/0sN7u0vbfF
Jingles is earning every bit of his $2.1M contract this year. He is even taking and making key shots like this one against the Lakers:
Huge shot by @Joeingles7 gives the @utahjazz the lead! #FanNight pic.twitter.com/UzyhLDhSjo— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 28, 2016
To top it off, Joe just unassumingly brushed off the aforementioned shot after the game:
"Do you really think that was drawn up for me?" pic.twitter.com/rOrkQvJMpH— Aaron Falk (@aaronfalk) December 28, 2016
Meanwhile, David J. Smith had this observation:
Opposing fans probably take a look at Joe Ingles and think, "how is he in the NBA?" And then he promptly drains a 3 or gets a steal.— David J. Smith (@davidjsmith1232) December 28, 2016
You’ve got to love Jingles. He’s our locker room/glue guy that seems to be able to do whatever is asked of him.
Last week’s Worst Analogy Championship Belt goes to gubihero for the following worst analogy:
The lights are obviously the Jazz
And the power cords their poor frail bodies. While they all react as a unit, if the injury switch is flipped off, the Lights come on and watching the team is amazing, but nobody really knows why the switch controls everything, but the time is coming that everyone will see the Jazz light up the rest of the league
Nice analogy gubihero!
This week’s Worst Analogy is brought to you by “Die Hard” and “Star Wars”:
There’s only 17 days left for NBA All-Star voting. Make sure to vote for 3 front court players and 2 guards from each conference. If you haven’t been voting, you should be - you get to submit a ballot every 24 hours per device. Seems to me that with the right tools and perhaps some Russian intervention (Andrei Kirilenko probably has a few ins, right?) we can stack the ballot box in our favor.