Golden State Warriors sign forward Jonas Jerebko

The Golden State Warriors continue to fill out their roster with free agent acquisitions, and with the addiction of forward Jonas Jerebko, they’re close to finished.

The Utah Jazz — who signed Jerebko to a two-year, $8.2 million contract a year ago — reportedly waived him on Saturday morning before his deal became guaranteed (first reported by the Salt Lake Tribune), but he had already reportedly reached an agreement with the Warriors, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

A 6-foot-10 stretch four, Jerebko was a 41.4-percent 3-point shooter last season, and could be a good shot-making big for Golden State’s second unit. In his nine-year career, Jerebko has shot 45.7 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from 3-point range, averaging 4.0 rebounds, 6.2 points and 18.0 minutes in 562 games (113 starts) with the Jazz (2017-18), Boston Celtics (2015-17) and Detroit Pistons (2009-15).

A native of Sweden, Jerebko is no stranger to the postseason, as he joins a team that’s been to the NBA Finals four straight seasons. He’s played in 32 postseason games (four starts) with the Jazz and the Celtics, averaging 4.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game.

He competed with his native country at EuroBasket 2013, averaging 16.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in five games.

Jerebko, 31, is the 13th player now under contract with the Warriors, after officially signing on Thursday. He follows draft pick Jacob Evans, center DeMarcus Cousins, re-signed forward Kevin Durant and re-signed forward Kevon Looney.

He joins a big-man rotation that will include Looney, Cousins (once he recovers from an Achilles injury that limited him to 48 games last season), Damian Jones and Jordan Bell.

Jerebko will wear #21 for the Warriors, and he will be introduced in a noontime press conference on Monday at the Rakuten Center in Oakland.

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