Ingles is coming off ACL surgery, suffering the injury with the Jazz last season, prior to a February trade to the Trail Blazers.
“I think it’s fair to say he’s getting close,” Budenhozler said, via Nehm. “I mean, if you’re playing with our G League group and you’re playing five-on-five and live action — but again, part of the questions towards the end of (Khris Middleton‘s rehab) is, you’ve got to get to a conditioning level to be ready to play in an NBA game.
“You’ve got to get kind of, I would say, a significant number of reps of just playing and doing things and building up just everything it takes to go into playing an NBA game. So, hopefully, somewhere there is an answer for you.”
Ingles, 35, is 6-foot-8 and averaged 7.2 points and 3.5 assists in 45 games with the Jazz last season.