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Are the Detroit Pistons Increasing Minutes of Jonas Jerebko to Show Off His Talents for a Possible Trade?

February 21st, 2013 at 1:09 PM
By Phil Fattore

 

Since trading away Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye, the Pistons have been trying to fill the void at the small forward spot. Lawrence Frank has seen success with starting Kyle Singler at the three, but after that, it's been an ineffective three-guard lineup. Recently, Pistons small/power forward Jonas Jerebko has been seeing more floor time. Jerebko played more minutes against Charlotte on Wednesday night than he did for the entire month of December. 
 
While the reason for Jerebko's increase in minutes has more to do with personnel issues, some are speculating that the boost in minutes is a device to showcase Jerebko for a potential trade. 
 
 
For the past month, there's been growing buzz that the Pistons could be showcasing the 25-year-old forward and looking to find a suitor for him…So will the Pistons look to move him and the $4.5 million he's owed in 2013-14 and $4.5 million player option he has in 2014-15? Whether they are trying to move him or not, it doesn't look like they have found a taker. 
 
Vince Ellis of The Detroit Free Press tweeted similar, "no taker" sentiments.
 
 
It's unlikely that Jerebko will be moved by the 3pm NBA deadline today. Still, it's nice to hear that the Pistons are exploring their options. The trade clock is ticking…
Tags: Basketball, Detroit, Detroit Pistons, Jonas Jerebko, NBA

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