Jerebko, who played at the three spot before arriving in the NBA in 2009, has been asking Frank to use him there as opposed to going against bigger players every night. He feels like he’s quick enough on the perimeter defensively and that it would give the Pistons an advantage on the glass. Jerebko also likes to remind folks he played every perimeter position during his international days, which he did quite well, according to evaluators.
"I think I’m better suited at the three," Jerebko said. "I’ve asked for it, but at the same time it doesn’t really matter. It’s what I’ve done my whole career, where I feel comfortable."
Jonas Jerebko and I agree. To restate my position: Jerebko’s best long-term position is small forward, but on this particular team that lacks quality big men, power forward might be his best position.