Jonas Jerebko could see time at small forward this season

Since his successful rookie season filling in for an injured Tayshaun Prince at small forward, many have longed to see Jonas Jerebko back at the position he played so well that season. MLive’s David Mayo reports we’ll see just that this season … kind of:

The biggest factor that could prompt more opportunities for Jerebko at small forward is if a rookie center plays well enough to move Greg Monroe to power forward and Jason Maxiell to the bench.

In that setting, the option of using Jerebko at small forward could give the Pistons one of the biggest front courts in the league, particularly “in certain matchups, when he’s going against bigger threes in this league, from (Paul) Pierce to (LeBron) James to (Carmelo) Anthony,” Frank said.

Until one of the young centers emerges as a starter, Frank would have to be comfortable using Charlie Villanueva or Austin Daye as his first power forward off the bench before playing Jerebko extensively at small forward.

So basically, one more reason to root for Andre Drummond or Slava Kravstov to break into the starting lineup immediately.

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