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Swedish Larry Bird resides in Boston no longer as Jonas Jerebko has signed with the Utah Jazz:


A shade over $4-million per year is a great price for stretch-4 who does just about everything pretty well, although nothing great. When it became evident to me that Jonas would not be returning to Boston I was hoping he'd end up in a good situation, and I think Utah is a great fit. They've obviously lost their best player but they'll still be a borderline playoff squad and Jonas may find himself some more minutes in Salt Lake than he was getting for the Celtics.

Jonas came up big in the 2015-16 playoffs against Atlanta when he was thrust into the starting lineup, and yet again this past year when his number was called late in game 3 against Cleveland he answered the bell. He gave the Celtics a shot-in-the-arm when they needed it most and helped the C's pull off an exciting victory without their best player in Isaiah Thomas. He basically tried to fight the entire Cavs roster in the 2nd half of that game, including throwing down Kevin Love and pretty much called him a bitch for flopping:


We'll always have that night in Cleveland. Best of luck in your future endeavors Jonas. He better get a nice ovation when the Jazz visit Boston this year, maybe they can throw that clip on the jumbotron.


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Mark Allison 7/12/2017 11:03:00 PM Edit
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