Detroit Pistons' Jonas Jerebko picks up $4.5 million option

Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko has opted in to the final year of his four-year deal with the club, worth $4.5 million.

Jerebko was handed the four-year, $18 million extension in 2011, despite not playing a single game in the 2010-11 season following an Achilles’ tendon injury.

His 2009-10 rookie season was solid if unspectacular, however Jerebko showed enough promise to lead then-GM Joe Dumars to re-sign him to greater terms.

Jerebko most likely picked up his option as he is unlikely to sign anywhere for $4.5 million this season after falling out of Detroit’s rotation under some of the team’s recent head coaches.

Another factor may be the introduction of former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy as new team president and coach. Jerebko developed nicely as a three-point shooter last season, shooting almost 42 percent – almost 10 percent better than his career average.

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