Jerebko!

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  1. Slippy

    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    I know we're not going to see Jonas bust out like he did tonight but that guy is, more often than not, in the right place. He's cutting to the basket. He floats over to establish a clear passing lane.

    We need more of that. Everyone else seems to be standing around the arc.
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    Can't agree more. He's the only one that looks like he wants to win every single game.
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    Damn Him! Doesn't he understand that our only hope is to get a top 3 draft pick!!! This dude needs to be shown the door quickly or we'll be drafting the last lottery pick for the duration of his entire Piston tenure. All jokes aside, I LOVE watching this kid play. If he puts 20 points in the box score, it is one of the most fantastic 20pt games you'll see throughout the league because we don't run any plays for the kid at all.
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    Jerebko was my favorite Piston his rookie year. Last season, I missed him and so did the Pistons. He is definitely a keeper.
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    Everybody loves Jerebko.
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    Most already know my stance on him when it comes to his endorsement of local, delicious burgers...

    But when it comes to DETroit basketball, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone else in the building goin' to work more than Jonas.
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    He's turning into one of the best all-around role players in the league. Aside from Harden in Okl., I'm hard pressed right now to think of a role player at any position who is such a strong guy at all aspects of the game. It's not just that Jonas is a hustler - he's also one of the best athletes around. He's not as explosive as Rodman was, but he's got great feet that allow him to guard anyone. He's very quick off his feet. He's extremely agile.

    He's turned into a really fine offensive player: it looks like he's turning into a very fine 3 pt shooter, he has very good dribbling ability and handle. He passes the ball intelligently, and with some flair. And he's simply great cutting to the basket and finishing.

    Obviously, he's a very strong rebounder.

    He really knows how to play. He's got unlimited energy. He's the hardest worker around - so he's going to keep improving as a player. He's a fantastic guy to have on a team.

    I've asked this elsewhere, but why couldn't a guy like him, who is strong at every aspect of the game.he become borderline all-star in this league?
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    Jonas Jerebko is the exact opposite of Carmelo Anthony.
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    people might forget that after his successful rookie year for us, he went on to play for his national? team that summer and scored and had an all around great showing for them.... my expectations going into last fall were pretty high, seems like he's picking up where he left off.
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    Because I really believe that whether you're an all-star or not is determined by what the idiot press thinks about you during the draft. They keep writing stuff about the kids that get drafted and whatever misinformed opinion they have about the kids gets ingrained in the masses that follow the league casually. This ignorant majority is who casts the votes for who gets to be an all-star. For instance, I'm pretty sure that it's going to be substantially easier for Kyrie Irving to be voted into an all-star game than our own Brendon Knight, even though so far he has totally outplayed Irving in every game.

    For guys like Jonas, who have been pigeonholed into the "high-energy guy off the bench" persona from the get-go, it'll be an almost impossible feat to get voted by the fans. His only chance is to work his butt off and post up substantially better numbers than everybody else and hope that the coaches pick his number as a sub.
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    Look at Ben Wallace. He was an energy guy off the bench in his first 3 seasons. He averaged 1.1 points per game his first year and only 3.1 ppg his second year.

    By season #7, Ben was voted by the fans to start the NBA All-Star game.

    Jerebko is certainly off to a quicker start than Big Ben. If Jonas stays healthy, the sky is the limit.
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    ...Of course, Jeb will need to grow a huge afro.
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    Ben Wallace is a very unique, once-in-a-lifetime type player. There was and still to this day there is none like him.

    There are tens of Jonas Jerebkos in the league.
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    That might be a good thread. Name three players who are JJ clones. Who would be your three?
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    Because Jonas won't have the stats to back up what he does on the court.
    Jonas just plays tough, smart, hard nosed, all-out basketball; sometimes his efforts put 15-20pts in the boxscore, sometimes that same effort puts 8pts in the box-score; sometimes his effort gets double-digit rebounds, sometimes it's puts 5 or 6 rebs in the box-score. For example against Indiana he had 20 & 11, he gave the exact same hustle and played just as great of a game on both ends of the floor against Orlando and he had 8 & 12. Most folks who determine All-Star selections don't even watch NBA games (especially Piston games), so this is what Jonas is to everyone with the exception of us Die-Hard Piston Fans: A PF who's Avg'ing 12.6ppg and 7.8rpg on a sub .500 team.
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    It's funny, Lee356 is adamant about playing Jonas as a SF. As a PF he ranks 7th in the Eastern Conference in rebounding as SF he'd be the #1 rebounding SF in the Eastern conference. He's 8th in scoring in the ECF as a PF, as a SF he'd be 7th. So if he was moved to the SF (and was able to keep his statistical productivity) he'd might have a shot, but he'd be competing with LeBron, Melo, Granger, Pierce, and Deng..................Not A Chance!
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    Yeah, but as a PF its even a tougher proposition with Bosh, Horford, Bargnani, Brand etc. Throw in premier players like Villanoofa and it's pretty much useless to even contemplate.
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    BTW, if he had been able to stay married to that famous woman, Kris Humphries probably would've started the All-Star game this year.
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