The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward Joe Ingles. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

Last season with the Orlando Magic, Ingles, 6-9, appeared in 66 games and averaged 4.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 17.2 minutes per game. His top performance of the season came at the Miami Heat on Jan. 12 when he scored a season-high 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including a season-best 4-of-8 from deep, six assists and a season-high three steals.

In 10 seasons in the NBA, with the Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks and Magic, Ingles has totaled 5,707 points, 2,184 rebounds and 5,566 assists throughout 704 games (313 starts). He is a career 44.8% shooter from the field, including 41.0% from three.

The Adelaide, Australia native, has seen action in 57 postseason matchups (40 starts) during six trips to the playoffs. He holds playoff career averages of 8.5 points on 44.1% shooting, 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 27.4 minutes per game.
Ingles will wear #7 for the Timberwolves.

In addition, the Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has re-signed forward Luka Garza. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

The 6-10 forward completed his third season in the NBA, second in Minnesota where he appeared in 25 games, averaging 4.0 points on 48.0% shooting, 1.2 rebounds and 0.2 assists in 4.9 minutes per game. In the Wolves’ 133-85 victory over the Toronto Raptors on April 3, Garza finished with a season-high 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, his second double-figure performance of the season and the ninth time in his career he’s scored 15+ points. His 16 points in 9:28 minutes of action were the most points scored by a Timberwolves player in under 10 minutes of playing time since James Robinson tallied 23 points in 9:35 minutes of play on Dec. 30, 1996 at Cleveland.

Garza appeared in three games this season for the Iowa Wolves in the NBA G League where he averaged 36.7 points on 57.4% shooting, 12.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks per game. On Dec. 19, the NBA G League named Garza the G League Player of the Week for games played Dec. 11-17, marking the second time he’s received the honor in his career (Nov. 21-28, 2022).

The Washington D.C. native spent four seasons at the University of Iowa, where he ended his college career as Iowa’s all-time leading scorer (2,306 points), marking the seventh-highest scoring total in Big Ten history. Garza earned unanimous 2020-21 National Player of the Year honors after averaging 24.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.6 blocks and 31.6 minutes per game in 31 games during his final season.

Garza was originally selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 52nd overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

(info courtesy of Timberwolves)

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