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NBA free agency 2017: Magic interested in Joe Ingles, according to report

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The Magic will be looking at the veteran swingman.

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With free agency kicking off at midnight, the first name the Orlando Magic could pursue has surfaced.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, swingman Joe Ingles has a growing market, that includes the Magic.

Ingles, 29, has spent three years in the NBA, all with the Utah Jazz. Last season the 6-foot-8 Australian averaged 7.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, while shooting 45 percent from the field and 44 percent from beyond the arc.

Still holding a roster chalked full of non-shooters, adding Ingles would make sense for the Magic. Ingles would not only bring in a needed shooting boost, but would be a veteran presence amongst the young roster.

The biggest holdup for the Magic will likely be Ingles’ restricted status. Utah, who as Stein pointed out is focusing on retaining Gordon Hayward, will have the right to match any offer that Ingles signs.

Free agency officially begins at midnight, but teams will not be able to sign players until the end of the moratorium on July 6th at noon.