"We'll play at least nine on a nightly basis but probably 10 a lot, based on the way Jonas has played in September and in camp," Van Gundy said after Wednesday's morning practice, per the team's official website. "I've been really happy (with him). Nobody put more time in here this summer than Jonas did. Because of his play with the national team in years past, he's never really been able to devote as much time to his own development and his own game. He's gotten stronger. He's in tremendous shape.
"I think the key to Jonas -- and we talked about this early on -- is he has to get back to being the guy he was when he first came into the league, that hungry guy playing with incredible energy, trying to make his spot. What we've seen in September, he looks like a guy who is committed to being a high-energy guy."
Jerebko grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in the loss while scoring in double digits for just the second time all season. He has averaged 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 8.6 minutes over 44 games played.
Caldwell-Pope played a bit more than Jerebko, but was hardly any more productive. He finished with just five points and two rebounds in 14 minutes, while Jerebko also added five points and a pair of rebounds in just 10 minutes.
Jerebko is averaging just 3.0 points per game for the season, while Caldwell-Pope is averaging just 6.4 as a rookie.
Jerebko hit both of his three-point attempts while adding three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes, which also represented a season high in playing time. He has averaged 3.7 points and 8.3 minutes in 15 games.
Jerebko hasn't played more than 11 minutes in a game this season while appearing in just seven of his team's nine games. He has averaged 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in limited action.
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