HoopsHype Jonas Jerebko rumors


June 15, 2013 Updates

Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko was treating the summer like he usually does. Hanging out at the practice facility Thursday morning, he was shooting around with teammates Khris Middleton and Kim English, informally. Then he realized it was time to get formal when new coach Maurice Cheeks walked in. “I had a couple flip-flops on, messing around and he told us, ‘When you’re in there, you’ve got to put in work,’ ” Jerebko said Thursday at the Palace following Cheeks’ introductory news conference. “He told us on Day 1 what he wanted, so I definitely respect that. ... I was encouraged. That’s what you want as a player, you want somebody to tell you what to do. I won’t be wearing my flip-flops out there no more.” Detroit Free Press

After missing just four of 148 games during his first two NBA seasons, Jerebko saw action in 49 of 82 last season. He played in Detroit's first 13 games before appearing in just one of the next 29 during a span of more than two months. Jerebko finally worked his way back into the rotation in late January, when the Pistons had a 16-26 record and were headed toward another season without tasting the playoffs. "It was tough," Jerebko said. "I'm not going to lie. It was up and down. Got to play at the end of the season and the start of the season ... it was tough. It's behind me now. Looking forward to next season. "I'm just excited." Booth Newspapers

June 12, 2013 Updates

A couple of hours before final confirmation of the hiring, forward Jonas Jerebko was asked about reports that Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Maurice (Mo) Cheeks was the front-runner to become Pistons coach. His recollections of brief meetings with Cheeks were positive. “I’ve met Mo Cheeks, we’ve talked a few times,” Jerebko said at the Academy of the Americas in southwest Detroit. “He’s a great guy and a great coach. We’ll see what happens.” Detroit Free Press

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A story written by Swedish writers while Jerebko was in London quoted the forward's father, Chris, and the Swedish national team manager, Jonte Karlsson, concerning his current nonrole on the team. Jerebko has been out of the rotation since November. The story offered the theory that the Pistons were showcasing Austin Daye and Charlie Villanueva for a possible trade, which seems unlikely. "You do not sell a player and get rid of his contract if he is sitting on the bench," Karlsson was quoted in the story. Before Tuesday's game against Orlando, Jerebko said: "I didn't read the story, so I don't know what it said. Everybody has a right to their own opinion. It's media. They probably twisted it." Detroit Free Press

December 3, 2012 Updates

SLAM: You hosted a basketball camp this past summer in Michigan. How’d that go? Jonas Jerebko: It went great. That’s something I always wanted to do. I kind of wanted to do it at home—coming from Sweden, I wanted to give an NBA experience to the kids over here. But I just felt like the best situation was in Detroit and I wanted to have my own basketball camp. We got about 50 people signed up for it, and then we decided to fill the camp up—we wanted to have a full camp—so we got in contact with an AAU team down in downtown Detroit, and we gave that team free scholarships for the whole camp and we just decided to fill the camp up with free scholarships. We had kids from all over Michigan send applications via YouTube on why they should come to the camp for free. Kids were driving three hours [to come]; we had kids from downtown who couldn’t even get to the arena, so we went and picked ‘em up. The kids got free t-shirts and gear—Lil Wayne was really nice and sent a lot of Trukfit gear. SLAM

November 28, 2012 Updates

Jonas Jerebko tried his best not to say much, and verbally, he succeeded. The Detroit Pistons power forward's fiery eyes showed how he really felt about discussing his demotion this week. "You never want to sit on the bench," Jerebko said before tonight's game against the Phoenix Suns. "So I'm just going to keep working on my game and keep doing what I do. Just be ready when my number's called." Booth Newspapers

November 13, 2012 Updates

Thomas Robinson: "I'm not going to stop being a tough player. I'm not going to continue to elbow people either. ...But you know, I'm not going to take that (aggressiveness) away, that's just who I am as a player. And like I said, that was out of character. There's such thing as going too far and I went too far. So I'm still going to continue to be aggressive but I won't be doing anything illegal. I did it this far without being illegal, so I know how to do it." Sulia

November 9, 2012 Updates

The leader of the group – the massive, wide-bodied Mahorn – was in Sleep Train Arena, calling the game for Pistons radio, and he thought Robinson went over the edge. "That was dirty," Mahorn said Thursday when reached on his cellphone. "We all have mental lapses, but you don't take your frustration out in a way that will hurt somebody. I didn't have the physical gifts or the flight of a Dominique Wilkins. I used my body and my width to position. I would use my big (butt) to clear some room. "But we never tried to bust somebody in the mouth. You don't hit somebody in the face. You don't want to be that guy, because now everything he does is going to be looked at. The referees remember." Sacramento Bee

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Sweden won't know until the day of their clash with Bulgaria on Thursday if Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko can shake off an ankle injury and play in the crunch game. Jerebko got hurt in the second half of Monday night's home win against Luxembourg when he stepped on an opponent's ankle. The Swedish Federation has announced: "It's gratifying that there is no serious injury, but it is too early to say if Jonas can play against Bulgaria in the EuroBasket qualifier on 30 August. "We will take the decision on the day of the game," said team manager Jonte Karlsson. FIBA Europe

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Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko is offering scholarships for his basketball camp June 18-21 at Rochester Adams High. "There are some children who never receive the opportunity to play a team sport," Jerebko said in a release. "A sport cannot fill the void of where a mom or dad should be, but the elements of team can grow a child strong in spite of his or her situation." Detroit Free Press

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