Jazz news: Joe Ingles roasts Donovan Mitchell for not passing enough
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Jazz’s Joe Ingles roasts Donovan Mitchell for not passing enough

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Joe Ingles and Donovan Mitchell are two reasons why the Utah Jazz shocked many and advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals last season. The two are looking to build on that success this season and that starts in the preseason.

On Friday, the Jazz will square off with the Adelaide 36ers, Ingles’ former team in Australia. Mitchell tends to think that Ingles will come into the game chucking up shots, but Ingles says he won’t. Ingles told Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune why:

“That would mean Donovan has to pass the ball, which we all know is not happening.”

Ingles is one of the funniest and most clever guys in the league when it comes to talking trash, and his teammates aren’t off limits. But all jokes aside, Ingles is excited to take on his former team. He never though he would have the chance to play against his former team. Ingles told Larsen:

“It is my hometown… I grew up sitting in the stands watching the older players play. I never thought they’d come over here to play an NBA team. It’ll be special. Hopefully we smash ’em.”

It’s exciting to see teams from overseas come over and face off against NBA teams, especially considering the influx of Australians into the league in recent years. Aron Baynes, Dante Exum, Patty Mills, and Matthew Dellevadova are just a few of the Aussies playing in the NBA.

As the game continues to grow globally, expect more Australians to come stateside.