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.