Utah Jazz Send Joe Ingles to Portland Trail Blazers in 3-Way Deal

The Utah Jazz sent forward Joe Ingles to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for the Blazers Nickeil Alexander-Walker and reserve forward Juancho Hernangomez from the San Antonio Spurs, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Ingles’ season ended early after he tore his ACL in his left knee against the Minnesota Timberwolves last week.

The 34-year-old has spent his entire seven-year career with the Jazz averaging 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 40.8 percent from behind the arc.

He was a fan favorite and considered one of the more underrated bench players.

Still, before his injury, Ingles was realistic on the possibility of a trade.

“If I’m able to get someone back that would help them make a push for the end of the year, I understand that,” said Ingles per ESPN. “I’m not going to sit here and be sour and upset. I’ve built my eight years here of hard work and in the community and all that stuff, but I’m very well aware of the business side and all that stuff.”

Also included in the deal, Portland will send Tomas Satoransky, just acquired from New Orleans to San Antonio and add second-year forward Elijah Hughes from Utah.

The Blazers also get a 2022 second-round from the Memphis Grizzlies and a 2027 second-round pick from the Spurs.

Alexander-Walker, the 17th pick in the 2019 draft, is averaging 12.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.

Hernangomez is averaging 1.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.3 assists in his sixth year in the league.

The six-foot-nine forward had been with the Spurs for less than a month after being traded from Denver.