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Milwaukee Bucks potential sixth man 2022-23: Joe Ingles

Receiving the fewest amount of votes of the three potential sixth men for the Milwaukee Bucks is Joe Ingles, while it may be fair considering that Ingles will likely be out until the the beginning of 2023 recovering from his ACL injury, the skills that Ingles brings to the table make him worthy to be the first man off the bench for the Bucks.

Of the three options presented for the fan vote of sixth man, Ingles brings arguably the best playmaking ability. Ingles had the lowest percent of his shots assisted on of the three players, Ingles was assisted on 70.4 percent of his field goals and 75.6 percent of his 3-point makes, proving that when needed, Ingles can create his own shot.

It is also worth noting again that Joe Ingles doesn’t get credit for being as good of a defender as he is. For his career, Joe Ingles sports a career defensive rating per 100 possessions of 108. The Bucks as a team last season had a team defensive rating of 111.8.

Ingles is a 40.8 percent career 3-point shooter, 39.2 percent on 3-pointers in the playoffs, and averages 25.7 minutes per game, last season as the Milwaukee Bucks’ sixth man, Pat Connaughton played 26.0 minutes per game. So Ingles could certainly handle the minutes.

Ingles is also a very underrated passer, as the ball handler running the pick and roll, 40.7 percent of possessions resulted in scores, ranking him in the 86.6 percentile in the NBA. Having Ingles on the floor as the sixth man could bring some needed playmaking to the Milwaukee Bucks second unit.

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