ORLANDO - The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward Joe Ingles (ING-uhls), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
“We would like to welcome Joe (Ingles) to the Magic family,” said Weltman. “Joe is a smart, tough player who truly impacts winning in every way. His shooting, playmaking and experience will be a welcome addition to our team.”
Ingles (6’9”, 235, 10/2/87) played in 46 games last season (2022-23) with Milwaukee, averaging 6.9 ppg., 3.3 apg. and 2.8 rpg. in 22.7 minpg., while shooting .409 (83-203) from three-point range and .857 (18-21) from the free throw line. He was tied for 24th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage. Ingles scored in double figures 10 times, including a season-high 17 points on Jan. 9 @ New York. He also appeared in five playoff games, averaging 6.8 ppg., 2.0 apg. and 1.2 rpg. in 17.8 minpg., while shooting .500 (10-20) from three-point range.
Not drafted by an NBA franchise, Ingles has played in 636 career NBA regular season games (313 starts) with Utah and Milwaukee, averaging 8.5 ppg., 3.7 apg. and 3.2 rpg. in 25.5 minpg., while shooting .408 (1,154- 2,825) from three-point range. He has also played in 50 career playoff games (40 starts), averaging 9.5 ppg., 3.6 apg., 3.5 rpg. and 1.06 stlpg. in 29.9 minpg., while shooting .400 (106-265) from three-point range. For three straight seasons (2016-19), Ingles appeared in all 82 games. He stands as Utah’s all-time franchise leader in three-point field goals made with 1,071.
Ingles was a member of the Australian Men’s National Team, including participating in four Olympic Games (2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020). He has appeared in 55 career national team games, averaging 10.3 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 3.5 apg.