Free agent target No. 3: Joe Ingles, Wing
In his long period as head coach of the Utah Jazz, Quin Snyder’s biggest success story might be Joe Ingles. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert became stars in Utah, but they very likely would have reached that point or something similar on other teams. What Snyder did discovering and developing Joe Ingles seems to be unique.
Ingles was on his way home to Australia after being waived by the LA CLippers when the Utah Jazz claimed him off of waivers and brought him on board. Right away Snyder inserted him into his rotation, starting the veteran rookie (Ingles was 27) in 32 games.
Ingles’ combination of size, passing and shooting made him an excellent swiss army knife, a player who could be plugged into multiple lineups. Some years Ingles was a starter, in others the Sixth Man unlocking bench lineups, but under Quin Snyder he was always a key player for the Jazz.
This season Ingles has played for the Milwaukee Bucks after recovering from a knee injury last season, continuing his career of playing roles on great teams. Ingles could very well win his first title this season, and elect to re-sign with the Bucks. If not, however, a reunion with Snyder would make all the sense in the world.