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Joe Ingles and Rudy Gobert are tops in the NBA in this stat

Jazz sharpshooter Ingles is having a historic season, according to a stat that he doesn’t understand.

Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) shoots over Orlando Magic guard Chasson Randle (25) at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) shoots over Orlando Magic guard Chasson Randle (25) at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Joe Ingles is having a historic season, according to a stat that he doesn’t understand.

“I honestly Googled it one time to try to figure out what they’re talking about, and I had (expletive) no idea still after reading it,” Ingles told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “I didn’t understand it when they said it; I didn’t understand it when I Googled it.”

Ingles leads the NBA in true shooting percentage, with a true shooting percentage of .690. Teammate Rudy Gobert is second on the list, with a true shooting percentage of .684.

True shooting percentage, according to basketball-reference.com, is a “measure of shooting efficiency that takes into account field goals, 3-point field goals and free throws.”

Ingles’ .690 true shooting percentage on the season would rank ninth all-time in NBA history. Gobert ranks sixth on that list, putting up a true shooting percentage of .699 in the 2019-20 season.

Ingles is having an efficient shooting season, shooting 50.2% from the field, 46.7% from 3-point land, and 84.1% from the free-throw line.