Prediction: Remains with the Utah Jazz
The Australian National team was ousted by Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics recently, but there were some positives that came out of it.
Joe Ingles and Patty Mills were the two leaders for Australia, dialing up shots from outside as Ingles operated as the main facilitator in the offense. Amid Ingles’ impressive performance in the Olympics, there are rumblings of a potential trade for the veteran forward.
There would be a few teams, including the Warriors, who would love to add a player like Joe Ingles to their rotation. Ingles tied his career-high of 12.1 points per game this past season as he shot a career-best 45.1 percent from deep.
Despite the interest he would receive elsewhere, the Utah Jazz haven’t shown any signs that would signal a possible trade involving Ingles.
After re-signing Mike Conley, and signing Rudy Gay and Hassan Whiteside in free agency, I expect the Jazz to run it back with the team they won the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference with this past season.