Report: Sixers Eye Australian Forward Joe Ingles
Ingles averaged just 6.0 points in 21.2 minutes per game for Maccabi Tel Aviv this past season, but he’s been a more significant part of the offense for the Australian national team in the FIBA World Cup this week, notching 14.5 points in 26.5 minutes per game. Philadelphia can also provide Ingles with a familiar presence in coach Brett Brown, who coached him on the Australian national team in the 2012 Olympics. ESPN.com NBA insider Marc Stein reports that Ingles is a “virtual lock” to sign with an NBA team for the coming season, as seven or eight teams are in pursuit. The Sixers still appear to be one of them, but Ingles is unlikely to sign with Philadelphia, according to Stein.