Jonas Jerebko has been a part of a Detroit Pistons second unit that is playing better lately than the starters. In fact, Jerebko is likely to see himself inserted into the starting lineup eventually if the Pistons’ first string continues to struggle.
“We’re just trying to share the ball,” he said. “We don’t really care about who scores, we just let the ball do the work. Just giving a lot of energy out there, it doesn’t matter who is out there we’re just trying to play hard. We played decent today but it still didn’t help so it doesn’t matter.”
Jerebko is the first to admit the disappointment the team is feeling with an 0-3 NBA start.
“We just have to try and forget about this game and look forward to the Denver Nuggetts on Tuesday and try to get a win,” he said.
The Pistons looked totally helpless against the Los Angeles Lakers in Sunday’s 108-79 loss.
“Too many easy baskets, too many open shots,” he said. “It’s hard to come back from the Lakers being up 20 in the first game. We just have to do a good job and play together and get this game in Denver on Tuesday.”
Jerebko has contributed some decent stats for the Pistons. After three games, he’s the team’s second leading scorer with 12 points a game. He’s shooting 12-of-26 from the floor and he’s been going to the free-throw line, hitting 11-of-13. He has two steals and has turned the ball over only one.
Against the Lakers, Jerebko had an outstanding game for the Pistons in 29 minutes of action. He scored 18 points, a team high. He was 5-of-9 from the floor.
Those are the kind of stats Jerebko and other teammates need to post on a consistent basis.