Jerebko: ‘I’m a lot better player than people think’

Jonas Jerebko believes he's ready to improve his game with the Warriors.

Even being associated with the Golden State Warriors inspires confidence.

Case in point, Jonas Jerebko.

The 31-year-old signed with the two-time defending NBA champions July 9, two days after being released by the Utah Jazz in a salary-cap move.

“I’ve been 10 years in the league and I feel like I’m getting better every year. I feel like I haven’t played my best basketball yet,” Jerebko said while appearing as a guest on 95.7 The Game Friday morning. “The most minutes I did play was my rookie year.”

The 39th overall selection it he 2009 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons in 2009, Jerebko averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 boards in his rookie season.

He was traded to Boston in February 2015 and re-signed with the Celtics in July. In two seasons in Beantown, Jerebko averaged 15.1 and 15.8 minutes, respectively.

For the Jazz last season, Jerebko averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes in 74 games (19 starts), shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 41.4 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

The 6-foot-10, 231-pound eight-year veteran out of Sweden believes the best is yet to come from him.

“I got a lot more to give and I’m a lot better player than people think I am sometimes,” Jerebko said. “I’m ready to show that.”