Utah Jazz star Joe Ingles and his wife, Melbourne Vixens star Renae Ingles are thrilled to have partnered with Marvel Stadium in the launch of Melbourne’s first in-stadium sensory room. After their son Jacob was diagnosed with autism in January, the pair found it increasingly hard to attend each other’s games due to the impact of the noise and lighting inside the arenas on their son, but a trip to Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena’s sensory room changed it all. – via MSN
Ingles, who will be a part of Australia’s squad that takes on Team USA at Marvel Stadium this week, described Marvel’s sensory room as the “be-all and end-all”. “For us to have that option is amazing, because the flip side of it is a pretty crazy meltdown and probably a trip home at quarter time. It’s the be-all and end-all,” he said. “Just to know that I can focus on the game and know that the kids, if they’re great, I’ll be able to see them wherever they’re sitting. If not, I’ll know where they are and I’ll know that they’re in a safe space. Just to have that comfort level is amazing.” – via MSN
In a testament to the Australian National Basketball League’s global growth, NBA player Dante Exum is joining the ownership group of its newest franchise, the South East Melbourne Phoenix. – via NBL.com.au
“It’s an honour to be joining the investment group of the South East Melbourne Phoenix,” Exum said. “Melbourne has played a key role in my basketball journey and the chance to be involved in the ownership group of the SEM Phoenix is a perfect way to further that strong connection with the city. I look forward to seeing the continued growth of the NBL and much success and excitement for the team and the city of Melbourne.” – via NBL.com.au
Ingles detailed his shambolic meeting with Adelaide’s former management, which he’s spoken of only sparingly, on The Howie Games podcast. He was 17 at the time and the 36ers’ bid effectively amounted to an insult. “There’s a few rumours and stuff out there of what happened,” Ingles said. “I went into a meeting with them … I had my agent, my dad. And this was – to the 36ers’ credit now – old management, old general manager. They’ve moved on from that. “But I got offered a contract that was below the minimum. Whatever (minimum wage) was, 20 grand or whatever, it was way below the minimum. – via Nine.com.au
“As (my) agent and (my) dad (were) looking over the contract, I was like, ‘That’s a bit weird’. My name was spelt wrong on the contract and I was like, ‘Ah … maybe it’s not as thought-out as you thought’. We thought they really wanted to have me. “(They misspelt) my last name, so it was like I-N-L-G-E-S or something. Which is maybe just a (typo), everyone does it, we’ve all done it. But if you’re trying to recruit someone that’s from your hometown … – via Nine.com.au
Will the Team USA experience and 2 years NBA experience prepare Donovan for a Wade-like leap in his third year? We can only hope!
the big thing is having Conley and Bojan instead or Bricky and Favors
Regardless, even a 27/5/5 stat line is sure-fire All-Star and likely All-NBA worthy so long as the Jazz land in the top-3 of the conference. If the Jazz grab the #1 seed there will be dark-horse MVP chatter as well.
Posted by Korumbian on Aug 20, 2019 | 10:13 AM
be interesting to see what happens. If he's an all-star and Rudy isn't but isn't their best player still I won't be happy
Of all the players returning to the Jazz next season, Joe Ingles may be the most effected. The starting lineup next season is expected to include Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell in the backcourt, Bojan Bogdanovic and either Jeff Green or Royce O’Neale in the forward spots, and Rudy Gobert at center.
that last spot should be open. See who works best with their big 4. Ingles or Niang might be the guy
I’m expecting Ingles to come off the bench and pick apart opposing benches for around 25 minutes per game, while shooting the ball at a great clip and putting his name in the Sixth Man of the Year conversation.
James Ham: According to a league source, the Sacramento Kings have signed big man Eric Mika to an exhibit 10 contract. Former BYU star played well in summer league for Sacramento. – via Twitter James_HamNBCS
If all averages were to remain the same from last season to this year, Gobert would drop behind both Conley and Bogdanovic and be the Jazz's fourth-leading scorer, with the two new Jazzmen maintaining their prominent scoring roles on the Jazz roster.
That's probably how it will shake out but all those guys will be better because of who is around them this year with no Bricky/Favors