Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 21 Joe Ingles

  • Seasons with the franchise: Seven (active)
  • Regular-season games played: 528
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 8.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.2 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 45.5 from the field, 41.7 from three, 76.6 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 34
  • Postseason averages: 9.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.2 blocks

Jinglin’ Joe. Slow-Mo Joe.

A beloved, kindhearted Jazzman. There’s no denying that when speaking about Joe Ingles and his ongoing importance to the franchise.

Sometimes, it’s as a key reserve and fill-in starter, which is the case for the 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward this go-round. Other times, it’s as a full-time starter, which was the case in a few previous seasons.

No matter the ranking of his role each year or where he typically starts games, Ingles has been consistently getting buckets for the franchise ever since arriving from Australia as a 27-year-old in 2014.

Plus, he’s now perfectly capable of handling the ball with his calm, slow-motion dribbles and at times, despite his shortcomings in the athleticism department, has shown to be a crafty thief on the defensive end.

Now, with his shooting percentages of 48.7 from deep and 86.4 from the foul line for a 2020-21 Utah team that owns the best record in the NBA, Ingles undeniably has a legit shot to earn far more love from his American fanbase in the coming weeks and months.