Any time the Golden State Warriors are linked to any player of substance around the NBA, it’s going to be news. Fresh off signing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, there’s been push back against the Warriors as a super team around the league.
Being the two-time defending champions and now boasting five All-Stars in the starting lineup, the Warriors themselves have become public enemy No. 1 around the Association.
In no way does this mean GM Bob Myers and Co. aren’t going to take any chance to improve their roster. That now apparently includes veteran forward Jonas Jerebko. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Jerebko plans to sign with the Warriors after he was waived by the Utah Jazz earlier on Saturday.
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
The 31-year-old forward signed a two-year, $8.2 million contract with Utah last summer after spending the past two-plus seasons with the Boston Celtics. He averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting at a 41 percent rate from distance. Per 36 minutes, Jerebko averaged a robust 13.6 points and 7.8 boards.
Should he clear waivers, the Swede will sign a veteran minimum contract with the defending champs.
It’s some much-needed frontcourt depth with David West and Zaza Pachulia being free agents and JaVale McGee having signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.