Jazz G/F Joe Ingles clarified his thoughts on returning to play, stating, "For context, I said this over 2 months ago when we knew nothing about the virus & what it could do. I know the Jazz/NBA would only have us play if they were confident that everyone's health has been put first. When it's safe to go back and play, I will not let my teammates down! (Joe Ingles on Twitter)
Ingles was responding to a report that circulated late on Thursday evening, alleging that he was "prepared to walk away, fly to Australia, and never play a game for the rest of his life to protect his family from the coronavirus." Ingles admitted that this statement was taken out of context - in a conversation that took place two months ago. Ingles addressed this headline pretty swiftly and Jazz fans and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that Ingles is all-in on finishing out the season and continuing his career.