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Pistons re-sign Jonas Jerebko

Larry Lage of the Associated Press:

#Pistons will re-sign Tayshaun Prince and Jonas Jerebko. Prince got 4-yr $27-million deal and Jerebko will be back for $16-million, 4 years

I’m obviously more happy with this signing than bringing back Tayshaun Prince, but couldn’t the Pistons have used their leverage with Jonas Jerebko to at least try to secure a slightly better deal? Did anyone see another team offering Jerebko more than $4 million per year? Because he was a restricted free agent, the risk of waiting for that team to emerge would’ve been lessened. The Pistons could’ve always matched.

13 Comments

  • Dec 8, 20112:30 pm
    by matt

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    Doesn’t that seem like Joe’s style, though? I feel like he has done this before with restricted guys. He’ll come up with a number that he thinks it fair and he won’t try to use all of his leverage.

    • Dec 8, 20113:22 pm
      by tarsier

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      Yes, and that’s the second most annoying thing about Dumars as a GM only behind his inability to commit to being great now or later instead of his tendency to try to be decent always.

    • Dec 8, 20113:25 pm
      by freywagg

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      Yep. Joe likes to bid against himself. Jerebko should live up to this, but it’s still overpaying.

  • Dec 8, 20113:19 pm
    by tarsier

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    What a stupid deal. Jerebko is a mostly unproven 2nd rounder with no leverage. $10M/4 yrs would be a totally reasonable deal.

  • Dec 8, 20113:30 pm
    by frankie d

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    yes, it is probably a bit more than he would get on the market…but just a bit.  i actually think it is pretty close to JJ’s market value.
    he’s a very attractive player, for lots of reasons.
    good move.  and, imho, it is tough to be upset when a guy who plays as hard as JJ does, gets paid.  he deserves whatever he’ll get.  and the odds are that he will out-perform his contract, if he stays healthy.

  • Dec 8, 20113:31 pm
    by DrTed

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    Does the Prince signing me that Austin Daye is on the block…Pistons have too many 3s and 2s(with Hamilton coming back), but not enough (quality wises) 5s and 4s…I don’t think that the nunbers work for the Pistons….

  • Dec 8, 20113:32 pm
    by DrTed

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    err mean that Daye is on the block…Sorry about that.

  • Dec 8, 20113:38 pm
    by jake

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    what does bringing tay back do for this team??? we’re not going anywhere! now we’re stuck with another multi-year contract. awesome. thanks for nothing once again joe!!

  • Dec 8, 20113:38 pm
    by frankie d

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    i’d bet that joe envisions daye playing lots of minutes at the 4.  this fan does not like that prospect, but i think that is joe’s plan…
    daye primarily working as tay’s backup, with extended minutes at the 4 spot, either starting or backing up JJ.  for better or worse, it looks like monroe is going to be the starting center.

  • Dec 8, 20113:48 pm
    by DrTed

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    Daye does not have the body to be a 4…I can see him as a 2 as well as a 3…

  • Dec 8, 20113:48 pm
    by jack

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    Its official, I am off the Joe D bandwagon.  I can understand trying to resign Rodney Stuckey and Jonas Jerebko but overpaying Tayshan Bufonery/Prince for 4 years is ridirkulous.  And not good like in the Dirk Nowitizki finals MVP sense.  F Joe D.

  • Dec 8, 20114:22 pm
    by Bob

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    Who’s to say another team wouldn’t have offered Jonas even more money and driven our price to match up.  I would have been mad if another team offered him the mid level and we didn’t match.

    • Dec 8, 20114:33 pm
      by tarsier

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      why would anyone offer the MLE? Jerebko just isn’t worth that. If someone does, just let them screw themselves over with bad decisions.

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