HoopsHype Jonas Jerebko rumors


January 2, 2012 Updates

Jerebko shot 8-for-14 from the field — including 3 of 4 from 3-point range — and scored 16 points in the first half as Detroit built a 52-44 advantage at the intermission. “Jonas is great,” said coach Lawrence Frank. “One of the things that was a consistent thing was how hard he worked at rehab. He basically lived with Arnie Kander. It speaks volumes about his dedication to come back from an injury like that. Meeting Jonas and seeing how hard he works you can see why. “When you look at the two preseason games and now we've played four regular-season games, each game he gains more confidence and more rhythm and he looks more and more comfortable out there. That's an encouraging sign.” Booth Newspapers

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

A Pistons team source also confirmed forward Jonas Jerebko will re-sign with the team for four years. The Associated Press is reporting the deal to be valued at $16 million. Booth Newspapers

November 30, 2011 Updates
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

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