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Utah Jazz sign forward Joe Ingles to a contract extension

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ingles has agreed to a one-year, $14 million extension with the Jazz, which will keep the Australian national in Utah through the 2021-22 season

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Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) celebrates after a 3-point shot as the Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers play a preseason game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz announced Monday the team signed forward Joe Ingles to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the deal was for a one-year, $14 million extension that will keep Ingles in a Jazz uniform through the 2021-22 season.

At 6-foot-7, 220 pounds, Ingles is entering his sixth season in the NBA — all with Utah. Over his career, he’s averaged 8.0 points while shooting nearly 45% from the field, including almost 40.1% from downtown to go along with 3.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 406 games. He has played in 304-straight games dating back to the 2015-16 season — the longest current streak in the league, according to a news release.

A native of Adelaide, Australia, Ingles ranks third all-time in Jazz 3-point field goals made with 669. He set a team single-season record with 204 treys in 2017-18. He is one of seven active NBA players to have made over 650 3-pointers while shooting over 40% from beyond the arc — along with Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver, Klay Thompson, J.J. Redick, Danny Green and CJ McCollum.

“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 began his professional career at the age of 18 playing in Australia, Spain and Israel, as well as having represented the Australian National Team in the FIBA World Cup three times — in 2010, 2014 and 2019 — as well as at three Olympics — in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

In his first year as a professional in 2007, Ingles earned rookie of the year honors while playing for the South Dragons of Australia’s National Basketball League. He played three seasons for the Dragons, including the 2009 season when the team won the NBL Championship.

Ingles also played with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League where he helped Maccabi take the Euroleague Championship in the 2013-2014 season. He also spent three seasons with FC Barcelona from 2010-2013 and played the 2009-10 season with CB Granada in Spain posting averages of 11 points and just over 4 rebounds over 34 games.