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Othyus Jeffers | Guard/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
College: UIC
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Othyus Jeffers became an unrestricted free agent with the Wolves not extending a qualifying offer to him on Monday's deadline.
The Greek God of 10-Day Contracts may live up to his name next season. He played in two games with the Wolves and didn't make any field goals, so not even a mythical creature would have saved his spot on the roster. He actually got a start with the Spurs last year and played a total of six games in the NBA last season. Jun 30 - 1:28 PM

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Wolves sign F Othyus Jeffers.

Jeffers has been averaging 20.9 points, 9.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds in the D-League, and he's being called up as an emergency measure with the Wolves severely short-handed. He gives them 10 active players and may crack the rotation, but there's no fantasy value to be had here.
Apr 8 - 2:17 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting the Timberwolves are in the process of signing F Othyus Jeffers for the rest of the season out of the D-League.

With several injuries (Chase Budinger, Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic) and Dante Cunninham's (arrest) legal problems, the Wolves are going to need healthy bodies to finish out the season. Add in Kevin Love's back problem, and this move makes sense. Love is expected to play on Tuesday, but don't be surprised to see Jeffers land in Minnesota, and possibly make an impact over the last couple games of the season.
Apr 8 - 10:03 AM

Othyus Jeffers was released by the Spurs on Saturday.

He started at SG on Wednesday with both Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green unavailable due to hand injuries, but the Spurs have found a better fill-in by signing Shannon Brown. Jeffers was never a fantasy option.
Feb 1 - 11:43 AM

Othyus Jeffers is starting against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He's the first player named Othyus to start an NBA game and coach Gregg Popovich continues to toy with the hearts and minds of fantasy owners. Jeffers can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Jan 29 - 9:50 PM

Spurs will sign SG Othyus Jeffers to a 10-day contract.

With Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green both out with hand injuries, the Spurs are scraping for depth on the wing. Jeffers hasn't appeared in the NBA since tearing his ACL during the 2010-11 season.
Jan 24 - 11:30 AM

The Wolves have invited SG Othyus Jeffers to training camp.

He was waived by the Suns back in 2012 and hasn't done much since. But the Wolves are looking for help on the wing and Jeffers could actually make the team if they choose to waive Chris Johnson, who was signed by David Kahn for $916,000.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 12:51:00 PM

The Suns waived G/F Othyus Jeffers on Monday.

Jeffers is an energy guy and has been appreciated in past stops, but a torn ACL derailed his career and it's unclear if he'll bounce back.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 09:49:00 PM

The Wizards are expected to renounce their qualifying offer for Othyus Jeffers, who tore his ACL in July.

Washington seems to like Jeffers but renouncing his rights would clear his salary from their books. He's not expected to return to basketball activities for another month.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 10:24:00 AM

Othyus Jeffers (torn ACL) is about one month away from returning.

Jeffers, a restricted free agent, will be looking to prove to an interested club that his knee is no longer an issue. He'll have to work quickly in order to secure a roster spot before the season tips off.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 09:06:00 AM

Othyus Jeffers has spent much of the offseason rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered during a July workout.

Jeffers is using the extra time off from the lockout to recover from the injury. He is a restricted free agent and will look to earn a reserve role on a team's bench moving forward.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 07:57:00 AM

Othyus Jeffers scored 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting with 11 rebounds, two assists, and three steals in 30 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

One look at his game log will tell you that he can't be trusted in most formats, though we wouldn't be surprised if he showed up again in the box score. That said, pulling the trigger on him unless you're in a really deep format isn't advisable. You can add Yi Jianlian (15 points, nine boards, 21 minutes) to that category, too.
Sat, Apr 9, 2011 10:29:00 PM

The Wizards have signed Othyus Jeffers for the remainder of the season.

The swingman has appeared in 11 games for the Wizards this season, averaging 4.4 points per game.
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 04:02:00 PM

Othyus Jeffers started with John Wall's suspension and had 13 points, four rebounds and three steals Friday.

He might be worth keeping an eye on with all of Washington's injury problems, but will go back to the bench, and probably obscurity, with Wall coming back for the next one.
Fri, Apr 1, 2011 10:35:00 PM

Othyus Jeffers will start at SG for the Wizards on Friday, with John Wall suspended and Nick Young (knee) still sidelined.

Jeffers is on his second 10-day contract and won't have fantasy value despite this temporary promotion -- Wall will only miss one game and Young could return any day now.
Fri, Apr 1, 2011 05:41:00 PM

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