Celtics re-sign Jerebko for two years, $10 million


The news:
Are the Celtics bringing the band back together? Well, probably not the whole band (we hope), but at least one member.

The Celtics have reportedly re-signed Jonas Jerebko to a two-year, $5 million contract, according to USA Today's Sam Amick. The Boston Herald reports that the second year is non-guaranteed.

Jerebko was traded from the Pistons to the Celtics during the 2014-15 season where he saw his role increase in 29 games for the C's. He averaged 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds for Boston off the bench.

He provides depth at the forward spots for the C's, as the 6-foot-10 Swede enters his sixth season in the NBA.

The Celtics also signed Amir Johnson to a two-year, $24 million contract that the Boston Herald reports also comes with a non-guaranteed second year.

What it means for the Celtics:
Jerebko was a nice little surprise for the C's last year after coming over in a trade for Tayshaun Prince.

There was some thought that they would look to re-sign him, so it doesn't come as a huge surprise.

Jerebko is the type of player Brad Stevens can get plenty of use out of, as he can stretch the floor. He shot 41-percent from three-point territory with the C's, up from his career average of 34.4-percent.

Overall, this is a good signing for them as he doesn't cost much and the C's aren't tied to him for a long amount of time. Having turned 28 years old in March, they'll get Jerebko into his age 30 season.

Jerebko is a fine rotation player, but this isn't a signing meant to move the needle. If the C's fail to bring in a big-name player at the SF/PF spots, his role could continue to expand.

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