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Utah Jazz Rank: Joe Ingles vaults to 5th

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I’m sure everyone saw this coming last year.

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Almost exactly 3 years ago, Joe Ingles was cut by the Los Angeles Clippers. The Utah Jazz thought enough of him to scoop him up off waivers a couple days later.

The thought at the time was that he would serve as a good mentor for fellow Australian rookie Dante Exum. Fast forward to today and he is a key contributor to a winning Jazz team.

His fit in Quin Snyder’s system is near perfect as a solid defender, smart passer, and knockdown 3 point shooter. I’ll be honest, heading into last season I would have told you that Ingles played way too many minutes the year prior. I could not have been more wrong and Jingling Joe quickly became a fan favorite.

Having signed what appeared to be a team friendly extension in the summer, Ingles is locked up in Utah for another 4 years. May we enjoy another great year from Joe on the pursuit of another playoff run. And more of this. Please always more of this:

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Who is the 4th most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster?

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  • 45%
    Derrick Favors
    (186 votes)
  • 36%
    Rodney Hood
    (152 votes)
  • 16%
    Ricky Rubio
    (66 votes)
  • 1%
    Rudy Gobert
    (8 votes)
412 votes total Vote Now