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Jazz Rumors: Joe Ingles To Stay At Utah Jazz For Two-year $4.5 Million Deal

Jazz Rumors: Joe Ingles To Stay At Utah Jazz For Two-year $4.5 Million Deal
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Jazz Rumors: Joe Ingles To Stay At Utah Jazz For Two-year $4.5 Million Deal

Australian free agent Joe Ingles has confirmed he has re-signed for the Utah Jazz, agreeing to a $4.5 million two-year contract, according to sources.

“I’m pretty pumped,” Ingles told Fox Sports Australia after confirming his stay.

“It’s what I always wanted to do. I didn’t really envision playing anywhere else and I’m glad it all worked out. It took a little longer than expected but it all worked out.”

Ingles started 32 of the 79 games last season after Alec Burks was sidelined with a shoulder injury, averaging 5 points, 2.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game in his maiden NBA season. The 27-year-old forward was signed on a one-year-deal by the Jazz to add experience to their young roster.

Coach Quin Snyder was eager to retain the 6-foot-8, 216-pound South Australian wing for the value he is capable of adding to the roster.

“I think I am around the oldest. I enjoy being in a leader role,” Ingles said. “I’ve done it with the Boomers for a while and I enjoy having that, not pressure, but I guess having that little bit of responsibility to help out where I can, and I think I can.

“I see the game pretty good, so I’m excited to help those guys and hanging out with Dante [Exum] a little bit more. It’s a really good bunch of guys.”

Ingles is the first free agent roped in by the Jazz this off-season.

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