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Report: Joe Ingles reaches deal to remain with Utah Jazz

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PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 05: Joe Ingles #2 of the Utah Jazz during the second half of the preseason NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 5, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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There were rumors of offers coming from Orlando — and maybe elsewhere — that would make it hard for Utah to keep the sharpshooter.

However, Utah stepped up and the sides reached a deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

That’s still a fair amount of money for a guy who turns 30 before the season starts. He is a strong outside shooter, and he’s a plus team defender.

What matters more is he’s one of Gordon Hayward’s best friends on the team. With Utah moving on from George Hill but fighting to keep Hayward, they had to pony up on Ingles. We’ll see if that ends up mattering.