Jazz waive Jonas Jerebko, reportedly to sign with Warriors
Jonas Jerebko was a solid reserve for Utah last season — 5.8 points, 3.3 rebounds a game in 15.3 minutes a night — but he wasn’t a player that was part of their future.
Saturday the Jazz waived the 31-year-old forward from Sweeden, which saves them a little cash and allows them to give that roster spot to a younger player more on their development timeline.
That’s going to work out for Jerebko just fine, the Warriors are going to sign him, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Forward Jonas Jerebko plans to sign with the Golden State Warriors upon clearing waivers on Monday, league sources tell ESPN. Jerebko has a $4.2M salary that would need to be guaranteed if he's claimed.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 7, 2018
While a combination of Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, and Jordan Bell will get the majority of minutes at the four, Jerebko’s ability to hit the three — he took 46 percent of his shots from beyond the arc last season and hit 41.4 percent on them — will fit with the Warriors spacing and style of attack. It’s a good pickup for Golden State at the minimum.