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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #39 — Jonas Jerebko

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He was better than you thought, I promise.

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During his time with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Some played in exactly one game, while others played in hundreds. Some never actually played in a game that Curry was active for, while others formed historically great partnerships with him.

And I’m ranking all 106 of them before a new season starts and he adds to the tally. Better get a move on.

Players are ranked — and stats are shown — based only on their time as Curry’s teammate. How good/bad they were in other organizations doesn’t matter. How good/bad they were on pre-2009-10 Warriors teams doesn’t matter.


#39 — Jonas Jerebko

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Games: 73 (35th out of 106)
Points per game: 6.3 (T-44th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 3.9 (T-32nd out of 106)
Assists per game: 1.3 (T-50th out of 106)

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that people aren’t too fond of this ranking. Jerebko often gets lumped in the group with Omri Casspi and Nick Young, as veterans who came to the Dubs and, once finally on a good team, seemed to forget how to do the things that made them good players in the first place.

That was not Jerebko. The 10-year veteran, who hasn’t played since joining Golden State for the 2018-19 season, has a career average of 6.2 points per game; with the Warriors he averaged 6.3. He has a career average of 4.0 rebounds; with the Warriors he averaged 3.9. His points, rebounds, steals, blocks, turnovers, and fouls per game were all within 0.1 of his career average. The only rate stat that changed noticeably with Golden State was his assists, which spiked.

As far as efficiency? Same deal. He was much more efficient shooting twos with the Dubs than elsewhere, but his three-point accuracy (36.7%) almost mirrored his career mark (36.3%).

If Jerebko underperformed expectations, it was only because expectations were too high to begin with.

He was not a high-impact player, but he was a solid one. He was competent — if not noteworthy — defending multiple positions, and while he rarely did anything exciting on offense, he needed to be defended no matter where he was on the court.

Jerebko was a super solid Warrior, and had Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson not suffered devastating injuries, we’d likely remember him for being a key contributor on a championship team.

Poll

What do you think of Jonas Jerebko’s ranking?

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  • 42%
    He was better than #39
    (92 votes)
  • 42%
    #39 is about right
    (92 votes)
  • 15%
    He was worse than #39
    (33 votes)
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