As former Detroit Pistons small forward Jonas Jerebko prepares to begin anew as a member of the Boston Celtics, he took some time to reflect back and express gratitude for his time in Detroit. From his official Twitter account:
As my NBA career continues with the Boston Celtics organization I want to thank Detroit for an incre… pic.twitter.com/aNjBNm94xU
— Jonas Jerebko (@JonasJerebko) February 21, 2015
Jerebko was the longest tenured Piston prior to last Thursday’s trade that sent him and teammate Luigi Datome to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Tayshaun Prince. Drafted by the Pistons 39th overall in the 2009 draft, Jerebko averaged 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds during a six-year tenure that featured a fair mix of highs (averaging nearly 10 points and 6 rebounds as a rookie) and lows (missing the entire 2011 season with a torn Achilles tendon).
Regardless of whether Jerebko was starting at small forward or cheering courtside after a DNP-CD, he appeared to be a quintessential team player, contributing whatever he could in hopes of yielding team success. We’ll miss him in Detroit and we wish him well.