Jazz star Donovan Mitchell roasts Joe Ingles as he accepts 3-Point Contest invite
Mitchell said Wednesday he has been trying to convince Joe Ingles to participate, but joked Ingles will be too busy playing the dad role:
“I just found out today. … I’ve been begging Joe to do it, but he won’t, Mitchell said, via Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune. “He’ll probably be in his rocking chair or something.”
Indeed, Ingles appears more intent on spending the All-Star break with his family:
Joe has said publicly numerous times that is exactly the case
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) February 24, 2021
Of course, the Jazz star has more incentive to partake in the event since he will also be playing in the All-Star Game. It is hardly surprising Ingles would opt for the time off, especially considering modified All-Star festivities were controversial enough. The 2021 3-Point Contest will be taking place right before the All-Star Game itself.
Ingles would certainly be deserving of a spot. He has a 41.1 percent career mark from beyond the arc, including a 46.3 percent clip this season. The 33-year-old has immense value to the Jazz as a guy who can space the floor and orchestrate the offense as a secondary playmaker.
Instead, Ingles will be rooting for Spida to get the job done at this event.
Mitchell has had his share of success from the perimeter, as well. The 24-year-old Jazz guard is shooting a career-high 38.9 percent from deep on 8.7 attempts per game. His efficiency and ability shoot off the bounce has made Utah all the more dangerous on the offensive end of the floor during an incredible run to start this season.
Mitchell will be up against stiff competition, however, as the likes of Damian Lillard and Zach LaVine are also likely to participate in this year’s shootout.