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Report: 76ers, other NBA teams interested in Australian Joe Ingles

Sep 2, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

Australian forward Joe Ingles celebrates Australian forward Joe Ingles celebrates

Joe Ingles has had himself a pretty nice World Cup so far.

He’s leading Australia with 14.5 points per game, having made 12-of-16 shots, including 3-of-4 3-pointers. Though that has resulted only in a split for the Aussies, a loss to Slovenia and a win over Korea, the performance could help him personally.

David Pick of Eurobasket.com:

Sportando:

Australian forward Joe Ingles has received some interest from the Philadelphia 76ers, sources told Sportando.

76ers coach Brett Brown previously coached the Australian national team, so he’s familiar with Ingles.

The 26-year-old wing is young enough to fit Philadelphia’s win-later timeline, but to get him on the team the 76ers must sign him. They can’t stash him like Dario Saric, whom they drafted.

Ingles, 6-foot-8, has nice size and a quality shooting stroke, but I doubt he’s good enough to immediately disrupt Philadelphia’s tanking. With plenty of cap space to burn, luring Ingles might be a good use of it.

  1. spursareold - Sep 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    He’s really not NBA material, so he should fit right in with the bottom half of the Sixers roster.

    • blogsk3tball - Sep 2, 2014 at 9:06 PM

      About 12 NBA teams disagree with you.

  2. misremembered72 - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Do it Sixers!!! I’m fine with another year of tanking but I could use some decent prospects to entertain me next year

  3. mungman69 - Sep 4, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    Noel, MCW, well I guess that’s it.

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