Joe Ingles Agrees To One-Year Contract Extension With Utah Jazz
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz and forward Joe Ingles has agreed to a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the Jazz through the 2021-22 season.
The terms of the contract was not released by the Jazz but according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ingles agreed to a one-year extension worth $14 million.
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles has agreed to a one-year, $14 million extension, keeping him under contract with the franchise through 2021-2022, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 21, 2019
“As one of our longest tenured players, Joe’s shooting acumen, playmaking ability and unselfishness have been integral to our team’s identity,” said Jazz General Manager Justin Zanik. “We are excited to keep a player like Joe, as his character and leadership are critical for the foundation of our team.”
Ingles is entering his sixth NBA season, all with the Jazz. He has averaged 8 points, 3.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1 steal per game through his career, while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from downtown.
“Everyone around here has been unreal and when that option came it was obviously a no-brainer for me." pic.twitter.com/UKKMQoDfvM
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) October 21, 2019
The Australian has played in 304 straight games, dating back to the 2015-16 season, which is currently the longest streak in the NBA. He ranks third all-time in Jazz three-point field goals with 668, setting a franchise single-season record in 2017-18 with 204 triples.
The extension comes before the NBA deadline for players that are eligible for extensions can sign until Monday evening, the day before the 2019-20 season starts. Utah will open the 2019-20 season at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and will be televised on AT&T SportsNet.
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