Who would have thought that one of the few 76ers free agency rumors would be someone that the common fan has never heard of. The current NBA free agency market is slimmer than skim milk, so the 76ers are trying their hand at some overseas talent.
According to reports, the 76ers have shown interest in Australian guard Joe Ingles.
Australian Joe Ingles has fielded interest from the #Sixers, sources tell Sporando’s Orazio Cauchi. Brett Brown coached him in 2012 Olympics
— 97.3 ESPN FM (@973espn) September 1, 2014
Ingles is a 6’8″ guard/forward who most recently played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Super League. He averaged 6.4 points per game, shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from deep. The Australian also has the ability to play the point-forward postion, something that the 76ers no. 12 draft pick Dario Saric is also known for.
Currently playing for the Australian National Team in the FIBA World Cup, Ingles is averaging 14.5 points on 75 percent shooting in two games so far. Remember that head coach Brett Brown has ties in Australia and is most likely familiar with Ingles’ game.
Below are some highlights from Ingles: