Jerebko joins Warriors frontcourt mix
The Warriors added more frontcourt depth by signing free agent forward Jonas Jerebko on Thursday. The team plans to formally introduce Jerebko on Monday.
A native of Sweden, Jerebko has played nine NBA seasons with Utah, Boston and Detroit. In 32 postseason games — four starts — for the Jazz and Celtics, he has averaged 4.0 points and 3.1 rebounds.
The Warriors already added center DeMarcus Cousins in free agency and re-signed two-time reigning finals MVP Kevin Durant and forward/center Kevon Looney after winning a second straight title and third in four years. Centers JaVale McGee (Lakers) and Zaza Pachulia (Pistons) have departed.
TheWarriors did lose another key member of their support staff on Thursday, as manager of basketball analytics Sammy Gelfand joined the Detroit Pistons.
Warriors head performance therapist Chelsea Lane left on Tuesday to join the Atlanta Hawks.
LINHEADEDTOHAWKS » The Nets have agreed to trade Jeremy Lin to the Atlanta Hawks, helping clear up Brooklyn’s logjam at point guard. ESPN first reported the deal, saying the Nets and Hawks would swap future second-round picks.
The Palo AltoHigh product has a year and $12.5 million left on the contract he signed two summers ago. He made it through just 37 games with the Nets and only one last season, as he ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee during a season- opening loss at Indiana.
The Hawks will be the seventh team for Lin, the undrafted former Harvard star who memorably broke out with the Knicks during his run of Linsanity in February 2012. OAKLEY ARRESTED IN LAS VEGAS » Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators said.
Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement. Oakley is suspected of “adding to or reducing his wager” on a game after the outcome was known. Oakley was booked and later released from jail.
HOSSA, HINOSTROZA TO COYOTES » The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza in a blockbuster deal with the Arizona Coyotes, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract.
The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Coyotes for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta, defenseman AndrewCampbell and a fifthround pick in next year’s draft.
The 39-year- old Hossa did not play last season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin disorder. He isn’t expected to play again, but he is signed through the 2020-21 season at a $5.275 million cap hit.
Thursday’s trade gets Hossa’s contract off Chicago’s books, but it comes at a heavy cost. Hinostroza, a 24-year-old Chicago native, set career highs with seven goals and 18 assists in 50 games last season.
WINSLOWJR. CHARGEDWITH RAPE » Former NFL tight end KellenWinslow Jr. has been charged with raping an unconscious teenager 15 years ago.
Authorities say the 17-year- old girl was assaulted in 2003 in San Diego County. Winslow hasn’t entered a plea yet. The charge was added as Winslow was ordered to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and raping two women earlier this year in Encinitas.
RHODES WINS AT HOME » Ben Rhodes raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans at Kentucky Speedway.
MARCINKOWSKI SELECTED TO HOMEGROWN GAME » Earthquakes goalkeeper prospect JT Marcinkowski was among 20 players selected to play in the 2018 MLS Homegrown Game on July 31 in Atlanta. The Alamo also is one of five nominees for the USL Fans’ Choice Midseason Awards - Young Player of the Year.