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Report | Jazz and Jonas Jerebko agree to 2-year deal

March 9, 2015 - Miami, FL, USA - Miami Heat's Chris Andersen fights for a loose ball with Boston Celtics' Jonas Jerebko during the second quarter on Monday, March 9, 2015, at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami
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The Utah Jazz and free agent forward Jonas Jerebko have agreed to a two-year deal worth $8.2 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Jerebko played the last three seasons as a member of the Boston Celtics, having made the playoffs for the first three times in his career. Last season, he appeared in 78 games and made his first starts (six) since the 2012-13 season, averaging 3.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in 15.8 minutes per night. He shot 43.5 percent from the field overall, including 34.6 percent from beyond 3-point range.

His NBA career began when he was selected in the second round by the Detroit Pistons in the 2009 NBA Draft out of Kinna, Sweden. He had played the previous three seasons professionally in Italy, before joining the Pistons franchise and immediately entering the starting lineup. He started 73 of the 80 games he appeared in during his rookie season, and has started just 21 games in the six seasons since.

Jerebko’s best year in the league was that rookie season when he averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 48.1 percent from the field.

Utah suffered a massive blow earlier in free agency with the loss of Gordon Hayward to the Boston Celtics, where Jerebko arrives from. The team acquired swingman Donovan Mitchell in the first round of the NBA draft in a deal with the Denver Nuggets, who has shone in Summer League and is looking to replace Hawyard.

Earlier in the day, the team reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent Thabo Sefolosha, marking their second free agent acquisition of the day.



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