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The Downbeat: Loyalty came from down under

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Joe Ingles is forging a Utah Jazz legacy of his own

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As he-who-must-not-be-named slowly fades from our memory, the Utah Jazz made sure to sign the best shooter in the league, nay the Universe, to fill the void. It’s time for today’s downbeat.

Joe Ingles, league leader in both three point shooting percentage, and our hearts, made it official.

It's official! ✔️✔️✔️

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Could you imagine if the Jazz weren’t able to re-sign their best shooter and team leader in steals? It could have been devastating. I guess Boston will have to be happy with our fourth best shooter from behind the arc last season.

Not only did Joe Ingles sign a contract, he apparently turned down a lot of interest, and more money, to make sure he stayed in Utah.

This is amazing news to hear. Not only does it show Ingles’ loyalty to the Jazz, it also shows that the Utah goes into negotiations prepared with both the player and team’s best interest in mind.

With his new contract, Ingles has also pledged to use his money to help underprivileged families in Utah and Australia. I don’t know if Ingles will have a banner when all is said and done, but he better be a part of the Jazz for a long time. Can he at least be a part of the broadcast? I couldn’t think of a better color commentator...

Joe Ingles also let everyone know he’s still winning shooting contests at practice. Apparently this time with Donovan Mitchell.

The Jazz have built a great culture and it’s fantastic that we get to see glimpses of it on social media. Next season is going to be fun for so many reasons. But one of the best will be on Twitter where so many of the Jazz players shine.

In other news, the international brothers of basketball, Rudy Gobert and Raul Neto, did another basketball camp, this time in Brazil.

@raulneto08 first basketball camp in Rio, promoting the game everywhere

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It’s great to see Jazz players doing awesome things for their respective communities. Sadly, Rudy Gobert could not contain the beast within and rejected many shots...

Rudy blocks all shots at the rim, I repeat ALL SHOTS AT THE RIM...

The Kyrie Irving/Lebron James saga continues and the Jazz have been mentioned in different ways. Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst mentioned the Jazz in the latest Lowe Post podcast. You can listen to it here.

I didn’t transcribe it, but here is one of the most interesting tidbits from their conversation.

It’s clear that the Jazz have been in talks with the Cavs and have been a part of multiple trade scenarios. It’s to the point now where my heart skips a beat whenever I get a Woj notification. Count me as someone hoping that Kyrie Irving finds his way onto the Jazz.