Close Article Return to stream X
NBA

Jonas Jerebko Waiting To Find Out If Detroit Pistons Still Want Him

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

He’s only 25 and has three years of NBA experience which makes Detroit Pistons 6-10 forward Jonas Jerebko an intriguing prospect of sorts.

Jerebko is one of those Pistons players on the bubble, and it does not appear he’s a part of the Pistons’ future as maybe he was a year ago. A strong 2012-13 season in which coach Lawrence Frank didn’t know how to use him makes it unclear what the team might do with him in the future.

Last season, Jerebko averaged 7.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 9.9 assists per game, but he was only used in 49 games at 18.2 minutes a game and started twice. That’s a far cry from his promising rookie season when he started 73 of 80 games for Detroit at 27.9 minutes per game and averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds. He also had a 48.1 percent shooting percentage, the best of his three seasons so far.

His future depends on personnel. With Andre Drummond and Kyle Singler coming onto the scene in their rookie seasons, the Pistons decided to give them more of a look which left Jerebko on the bench more often.

His status with the 2013-14 roster will depend on what the team does in the draft and in free agency. If it’s decided there’s no room for Jerebko, he’ll obviously be on his way to another franchise. The Pistons have to remember one of their final games of the season when he played 28 minutes against the Charlotte Bobcats and was 9-of-18 from the floor, 2-of-4 in 3-pointers and added eight rebounds. He can still be dangerous, but it just depends on how much Detroit needs him.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Watch Thaddeus Young Reject Ilyasova

It wasn't exactly an explosive dunk attempt, but Thaddeus Young still made a nice block of Ersan Ilyasova to save a basket for the Brooklyn Nets.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Caldwell-Pope Emphatically Rejects LeBron

It isn't often we get to see someone completely own LeBron James on the basketball court. However, Detroit Pistons SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got the best of 'King James' on Friday night, as he appeared out of thin air to emphatically reject James' shot from downtown.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Noel Emphatically Posterizes Drummond

With Jahlil Okafor out for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons, Nerlens Noel had an opportunity to shine, and he took advantage. Noel makes Andre Drummond look feeble on this play, and that isn't an easy thing to do.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Stan Van Gundy Loses Mind Over Silly Possession

On Wednesday night, Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy lost his mind over a meaningless possession against the Boston Celtics, and the entire situation was nothing short of glorious.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Barack Dubs Creates 'Jumpman' For Andre Drummond

SHARE this with my name and #NBAVote to vote for me for the 2016 All-Star #Jumpman

Posted by Andre Drummond on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Barack dubs are out of control, and they just keep getting better. In an effort to hype up his #AllStarVote, Andre Drummond shared this dope video of Barack Obama 'Jumpman' song parody using only Obama speeches. Now that takes skill.

Comment 0 Comments