Jonas Jerebko Signs Two-Year Deal With Khimki

As expected, veteran NBA forward Jonas Jerebko has officially signed with Russian team Khimki, the team announced in a press release. A report earlier this month indicated that Jerebko was close to a deal with the EuroLeague club. He has signed a two-year contract.

“I’m looking forward to playing in the top level in Europe after 10 years in the NBA,” Jerebko said in a statement. “Playing against the best teams in the EuroLeague was obviously on my bucket list. I’m super excited about the opportunity of joining my teammates.”

Jerebko, 32, has spent 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. The Swedish forward apparently didn’t generate a ton of NBA interest on the open market this summer either, necessitating a move back overseas — he last played in Europe when he suited up for Italian club Angelico Biella from 2007-09.

Jerebko is the third player to sign with Khimki after being on an NBA roster for the 2018/19 season. Timofey Mozgov and Dairis Bertans also joined the Russian team.

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2 thoughts on “Jonas Jerebko Signs Two-Year Deal With Khimki

  1. tiredolddude

    Thought this guy gave the Warriors valuable minutes in the playoffs where he played well. Somewhat surprised no NBA team took a chance on him

    • mlbgeek

      I completely agree. I’ve seen some significantly worse players sign with NBA teams this off season. Any time the Warriors called on him he appeared to step up.

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