Jonas Jerebko tried his best not to say much, and verbally, he succeeded.

The Detroit Pistons power forward’s fiery eyes showed how he really felt about discussing his demotion this week.

“You never want to sit on the bench,” Jerebko said before tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns.  ”So I’m just going to keep working on my game and keep doing what I do.  Just be ready when my number’s called.”

Jerebko was the primary backup to Jason Maxiell and often the first big man off the Pistons’ bench until Charlie Villanueva took over that role before Sunday’s loss to the New York Knicks.

– Reported by David Mayo of Michigan Live