The Nets will meet with the Jazz’s 29-year-old swingman, reports 16WinsARing.
The Brooklyn Nets are one of the teams who have secured a meeting with free agent Joe Ingles, sources tell @16WinsARing— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) July 1, 2017
Adam Joseph also reports that the Jazz will not automatically match any offer the 6’8” Australian receives from other teams. According to one report Friday, Orlando is willing to offer him $60 million over four years. He was paid $2.15 million in 2016-17.
Sources have also told @16WinsARing that the Utah Jazz will not match any offer for the Australian wing that pushes them over the cap. https://t.co/8LeCsgifGU— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) July 1, 2017
Ingles shot 44.1 percent from three last season and 45.2 percent overall in averaging 7.1 points a game in a sixth man role. At least two other teams have interest...
This ties into the news posted yesterday about his interest from the Clippers & Grizzlies. https://t.co/V7cXKtsHX3 https://t.co/8LeCsgifGU— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) July 1, 2017
In addition to his shooting prowess, Ingles is seen as a veteran presence in the locker room. He joined the Jazz in 2014 after a career in Australia, Spain and Israel.
The news would confirm what Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today tweeted out overnight.
No secret but Nets out there trying to convince solid veterans to help with culture and be part of a thoughtful rebuild.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 1, 2017
The problem for the Nets however is that the Nets are still seen as a team without much talent, as Ohm Youngmisuk noted.
Feels like Sixers and Nets want to do same thing but Sixers have a lot more talent to lure better vets https://t.co/GWTIRak4bk— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 1, 2017
As of this time last year —10 a.m. EDT— the Nets had already signed their top free agent target, Jeremy Lin. Later the same day, they reached an agreement with Justin Hamilton, who played in Spain in 2015-16.