The Milwaukee Bucks already have one of the deepest and most talented rosters in the NBA, evidenced by their 20-8 record. But they will become even more dangerous very soon as Joe Ingles’ return date and Bucks debut has been announced.
The Bucks took a flier to sign Inglés in the offseason, considering the 35-year-old tore his ACL earlier this year and had questions about his return to the NBA court. But the Australian had no doubt that he could still play, and decided to open a new chapter in his career after 8 seasons with the Utah Jazz.
Now, after nearly a year out and rehabbing, Joe is ready to get back on the court and put on a Bucks jersey for the first time. NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Ingles will make his season debut on Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Once Ingles successfully completes a 5-on-5 workout today, he’ll be 100 percent ready to get back on the court and bring the Milwaukee Bucks another lethal weapon in their arsenal.
The Bucks don’t struggle in many categories, but two areas that could really use an upgrade are three-point shooting efficiency and ball movement. Conicedinetley, those are the two things Joe Ingles does best, as the 6’8” point guard is shooting 40.8% from deep and averaging 3.8 assists per game for his career.
The Australian can stretch the floor and be ready to go when Giannis Antetokounmpo drives the ball or take the initiative and create for himself or his teammates. After all, Joe never relied on his speed or athleticism, so the injury won’t affect his game too much.
If he returns to his old form, Joe Ingles could become a crucial part of the team and the possible missing piece of the puzzle in the pursuit of the championship once again.