HoopsHype Jonas Jerebko rumors

December 19, 2011 Updates
December 15, 2011 Updates

The Pistons saw enough in his promising rookie season that he signed a four-year, $18-million deal before the start of camp, but Jerebko admitted at media day Wednesday that he had a small case of jitters before his first scrimmage this week. "First scrimmage -- I'm not going to lie -- I was a little nervous, and I had a few decisions that weren't the usual decision for me. But right now I'm feeling great," Jerebko said. "I don't feel rusty, but we'll see when the games start. "My first game might be a little rusty, but I'm feeling great. I don't feel like I've been away from the game at all. I watched 82 games from the side, so I just kind of feel like trying to play smarter." Detroit Free Press

December 12, 2011 Updates

Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the team has re-signed forward Jonas Jerebko. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. NBA.com

December 8, 2011 Updates
November 30, 2011 Updates

Jerebko is a restricted free agent, which means the Pistons have three days to match any offer sheet he may sign with another team. He averaged 9.3 points and six rebounds as a rookie (2009-10), and was a member of the all-rookie second team. "I like Detroit, it's my first place," Jerebko said. "I'd love to return, but it's a business. "I know my agent has a plan and we'll be talking to some teams. Detroit will be one of them." Detroit News

November 2, 2011 Updates

You have mostly played in small cities throughout your career. Are you a big-city type of guy or would you rather play in smaller markets? Jonas Jerebko: For me, it doesn’t matter. Basketball is basketball, I don’t care. I just want to be part of a team that wants to win. I just want to win. HoopsHype

Who supported you the most during the recovery? Jonas Jerebko: The Pistons have been great to me. [Strength and conditioning coach] Arnie Kander took great care of me. I think I got the best treatment in the world. I worked every day I don’t know for how many hours, and I’ve been doing that for over a year, so I feel the Pistons took great care of me and Arnie Kander was the best. My family has always been very supportive… All of them have helped me get through this. HoopsHype

October 24, 2011 Updates
October 22, 2011 Updates

The NBA's owners appear prepared to follow Gary Bettman's lead and kill off an entire season for "cost certainty" via a lockout of its players. So that could mean a great number of very talented athletes will be looking for supplemental, short-term employment. To that end, we respectfully present the National Hockey League as a viable option for the jobless NBA player. Please, follow the lead of Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko, who practiced with the Detroit Red Wings this week. As you can see, skating ability is mandatory; everything else is optional. Yahoo! Sports

Here's a bit from a Jonas Jerebko blog, written by his buddy Chris: Just came back from a trip downtown at Joe Louis Arena. Me and Jonas was skating with the Redwings and it was really fun! I haven't been on skates since I don't know when, but Jonas used to play hockey back home in Sweden and I can tell you guys that he's no Bambi on the ice. Kronwall got Jonas a pair of size 15 skates and he and Jonathan Ericsson(notes) was with us on the ice Yahoo! Sports

October 13, 2011 Updates

So when NBA players began signing deals overseas — almost en masse — Jerebko could've taken a deal. He had some offers, notably from teams in Russia and China. But unlike most established players, he had plenty of overseas experience. "My place is here in the States," said Jerebko, who played in Sweden and Italy before being drafted. "I've been through that phase of my life. If other guys want to do that, that's cool." "Hopefully the lockout gets settled in the next month or so, but if not, maybe I'll entertain playing elsewhere." Detroit News

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