Veteran NBA forward Jonas Jerebko appears likely to head overseas for the coming season, according to Lithuanian journalist Donatas Urbonas, who reports (via Twitter) that Jerebko is close to a deal with Russian club Khimki.
Jerebko, 32, has been in the NBA for the last decade, spending time with the Pistons, Celtics, Jazz, and Warriors since being selected in the second round of the 2009 draft. In Golden State last season, he averaged 6.3 PPG and 3.9 RPG on .459/.367/.800 shooting in 73 games (16.7 MPG).
Despite those solid numbers, Jerebko didn’t see much time in the Warriors’ postseason rotation, logging just 26 total minutes in four Finals appearances. It seems as if his his NBA market hasn’t been particularly robust this offseason either, though he has yet to formally reach an agreement with Khimki, so it’s possible an NBA opportunity will surface at the 11th hour.
Assuming Jerebko does finalize a deal with Khimki, he’ll be the third player to join the team after playing in the NBA in 2018/19. Timofey Mozgov and Dairis Bertans have also signed with the EuroLeague club.