Jonas Jerebko Rumors

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Jonas Jerebko
Jonas Jerebko
Position: F
Born: 03/02/87
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:231 lbs. / 104.8 kg.
Ainge was later asked about the #SignTheSwede hashtag circulating on social media in hopes that Boston will bring back Jerebko. “The Swedish Larry Bird, you mean?” cracked Ainge. “I’m ready to take Jonas out to play some golf here; he’s supposed to be a good golfer. We’ll have that talk. But I was impressed with Jonas, and I know that [coach] Brad [Stevens] liked Jonas, and his teammates respected him. He plays very hard, and he’s a versatile defender and a guy that can spread the floor. Yeah, we like what he brought to the table. I think I would sign off on the #SignTheSwede hashtag. Again, in free agency, and with our current roster, it all depends. So we have to just see how those negotiations are and how they go and what we end up with in the draft and what our needs are at the end of the day. But Jonas is someone that we’re very high on and that we like very much.”
Midseason additions such as Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome, along with veteran forward Brandon Bass, will be on the short list of Celtics hitting the free agent market. Ainge did not dismiss the possibility of bringing back any of them next season. “Rather than going individual by individual,” Ainge said when asked about his interest in the free agents, “I would just say that we like all of them to some degree. Some of it’s going to be dependent on numbers and roster spots and draft and trades and everything else. So you just can’t emphatically say anything about anybody, other than I can emphatically say that we will definitely qualify Jae Crowder, which I think is pretty obvious. But other than that, the unrestricted free agents, it’s uncertain. But we do like each one of them and would welcome any one of them back at the right price and in the right role.”

Al-Farouq Aminu on Celtics' radar?

While Aminu doesn’t necessarily move to the front of the Celtics’ offseason wish list, there’s no question he is a player that in part based on his postseason play, has to be given some consideration. The Celtics are intent on re-signing both Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko, whom they acquired from Dallas and Detroit, respectively, this past season. If the Celtics fail to reach a deal with their own two free agents, don’t be surprised if Aminu becomes a greater priority.
Jerebko will be a free agent after the season. It’s clear the Celtics have interest in keeping him around. “Jerebko’s somebody that we’ve tried to get before,” Ainge said. “We like shooting bigs. I love guys that know how to play and can shoot 3’s and have length. “As a spacer at the 4 position, I’ve always liked him. And that’s what he does well is spread the floor. He can shoot the 3 and he can attack close-outs. He just knows how to play.”
Q: What was the goal of the Tayshaun Prince trade? Danny Ange: We wanted to see how [Luigi Datome and Jonas Jerebko] fit with us. They’re players we’ve liked before that we watched play and develop, and we want to see how they fit in our system. We want to see how they fit with our coaches and mesh with our players. Datome is a great shooter and Jerebko is a bigger perimeter player who can do a lot of the things Kelly [Olynyk] does.”
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has acquired forward Tayshaun Prince from the Boston Celtics in exchange for forwards Jonas Jerebko and Gigi Datome. “Tayshaun Prince is certainly well known to fans in Detroit and we’re pleased to welcome him back,” said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons. “He fills a position of need for us at small forward with his offensive and defensive versatility. We thank both Jonas and Gigi for their hard work and wish them well going forward.”
Jonas Jerebko, who is in the final year of a contract that pays him $4.5 million annually, was the trade piece offered for Cole. As valuable as Jerebko has been in something of a renaissance season for him, his impending unrestricted free agency and moderate salary makes him a fit for any manner of trades before the deadline. The longest-tenured Piston, in his sixth season with the team, said he doesn’t concern himself with trade possibilities. “I’m comfortable where I am right now,” he said. “I’ve been playing well and I’m ready when my name is called, and that’s really all I can do. All the other stuff, there’s nothing I can control.”
The Pistons are exploring trade options. There was a report by MLive’s sister site that the Pistons explored a trade with Miami for Norris Cole, which was accurate, according to one of my sources, but the Heat also wanted to throw in Danny Granger’s contract, which includes a $2.1 million player option for next season, for Jonas Jerebko’s expiring contract. That would have been a great move for a pre-injury Granger but a huge risk now for Detroit.
Despite previous success playing overseas, Jerebko is adamant he has no plans to play internationally and fully intends to remain in the NBA after the free agency dust settles. “No I’m in the NBA,” Jerebko told Basketball Insiders. “That’s it. I’m not even considering going overseas right now. The NBA is where I want to be. I want to stay in this league. “But right now I’m 100 percent concentrating on Detroit and our season here, trying to make the best out of this situation. The summer is the summer and I’ll evaluate [free agency] when it comes, you know.”
“Every year in the league has been up and down for me,” Jerebko readily admits. “But I’m trying to approach it the same way. I’m just trying to work hard and give it 100 percent every time I have a chance to get on the court. Now, it’s starting to pay off. “The NBA is a business, so when your name is called you have to be ready. That’s really how it is. You have to stay professional at all times, even when you’ve been through lows, been through the ups and everything. You just always have to be the same person everyday you come to work.”