Despite missing last season, Jonas Jerebko still ranks at No. 206 in the ESPN #NBARank

Jonas Jerebko didn’t play in a single game last season and still nearly cracked the top 200 in ESPN’s ranking of the top 500 players and incoming rookies in the league, coming in at No. 206.

Mostly, that’s just a testament to the work he put in as a rookie. He’s an extremely efficient and hard-working player. A hopefully healthy Jerebko will make the Pistons a much better product to watch this season. He might not make much difference in terms of wins and losses, but he will play hard and with passion, which will be an improvement over how several players on the team played last season.

I’m also really excited to see a Jerebko-Greg Monroe frontcourt. Should be fun to watch those two attack the glass.

Other Pistons unveiled in the rankings are: Austin Daye (217), Ben Wallace (227), Jason Maxiell (239), Brandon Knight (267), Chris Wilcox (330), Kyle Singler (446), Terrico White (472) and Vernon Macklin (498).

If you’re on Twitter, feel free to follow along. The @NBAonESPN account is unveiling the names and picking the best comments that use the #NBARank hashtag for retweets and also featuring some on

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