Regardless of whether you believe that Jonas Jerebko was one of the best offseason signings in the NBA this past summer, he has certainly been enjoying a hot month.
In eight games thus far this December, Jerebko has averaged 9.6 points per game on 53.1% shooting from the field and 43.8% shooting from beyond the 3-point line. Although he did shoot a higher percentage in the nine games during October (47.8%), his 32 attempts in December already exceed the 23 attempts he made in October — he’s getting shooting more shots and still shooting them extremely well. And as Warriors commentator Tim Roye noted on Twitter, he’s shooting threes at a higher rate than any big man right now.
Among 4's and 5's, Jonas Jerebko has a 65.3% 3point usage this month with PJ Tucker only having a higher rate. Jonas is shooting 43.8% from beyond the arc in December.— Tim Roye (@warriorsvox) December 19, 2018
The biggest factor for Jerebko in his success with the Warriors, according to Erik Woodyard of The Deseret News, is that he’s getting consistent minutes — the 20 minutes per game that he has played this season are the most he has played since early in his career with the Detroit Pistons and the fact that it has increased to 24 minutes as the Warriors have gotten healthier has to be promising.
Last time Jerebko faced the Jazz, his scoring ability loomed large as he tipped in the game-winning shot. Tonight, in the midst of a hot shooting month, let’s hope to see more.
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