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Richard Jefferson | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: Arizona
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Richard Jefferson's strained lower back prevented him from playing in the Mavs' decisive Game 5 loss on Tuesday.
He played through a calf injury during Game 4 but tweaked his back during Tuesday's warmups, leaving the Mavericks to rely wholly upon Al-Farouq Aminu for SF production. The 34-year-old Jefferson averaged only 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in a reserve role this season, but his veteran presence and steady 3-point shooting (42.6 percent) should land him a spot on a championship contender's bench in 2015-16. Apr 28 - 11:38 PM

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Richard Jefferson is questionable to play on Tuesday after straining his lower back during warmups.

The Mavs didn't announce the injury until the game was underway, burning anyone who plugged RJ into daily lineups. He is already dealing with a calf injury and Al-Farouq Aminu should play huge minutes whether or not Jefferson is able to play.
Apr 28 - 8:22 PM

Richard Jefferson (calf) came off the Mavs' bench on Sunday to finish with five points, one 3-pointer and one turnover in only 10 minutes of action.

RJ didn't contribute any rebounds, assists, steals or blocks. His calf injury may have been the cause of tonight's dud but either way he's likely to play a reserve role again in Game 5, since Al-Farouq Aminu exploded tonight for 16 points and 12 rebounds as a starter.
Apr 27 - 12:32 AM

Richard Jefferson (calf) is planning on playing in Game 4 vs. the Rockets on Sunday, though head coach Rick Carlisle said he will be a game-time decision.

Jefferson has been poor in the playoffs so far, averaging just 3.3 points in 13.0 minutes per game. It sounds like he is good to go on Sunday, but Al-Farouq Aminu should continue to see the bulk of the minutes at small forward after producing 15 points, five boards, two blocks and two steals in 34 minutes during Game 3. We will update Jefferson's status as soon as we know more.
Apr 26 - 12:12 PM

Richard Jefferson (calf) is up in the air to play against the Rockets on Sunday and is listed as questionable.

The Mavs were not very forthcoming on Jefferson's injury immediately following the game, but now it sounds like he could miss Game 4. Jefferson was severely outplayed by Al-Farouq Aminu, who played 34 minutes with 15 points, five boards, two blocks and two steals. Aminu will be a popular play in daily fantasy leagues.
Apr 25 - 2:50 PM

Richard Jefferson left Friday's Game 3 loss with a calf ailment and did not return.

Jefferson logged 12 minutes and scored three points with one rebound, one assist and two steals while on the floor. If he can't go then Al-Farouq Aminu will get all the run he can handle, which probably should have been the case to start the series.
Apr 24 - 11:20 PM

Richard Jefferson started Game 2 with Chandler Parsons (knee) unavailable, but he finished with seven points on 2-of-6 shooting with one 3-pointer in 23 minutes of action.

Parsons' status going forward is uncertain and Rick Carlisle suggested that he might miss more games, thrusting the 34-year-old Jefferson into a critical role. RJ didn't rise to the challenge tonight, failing to record a single rebound, assist, steal or block, and the Mavs are in serious trouble whether or not Parsons can play again in the first round.
Apr 22 - 12:45 AM

Richard Jefferson missed all three of his field goal attempts in Monday's loss to the Jazz.

This killed a few owners in DFS formats tonight as he had just one rebound and one assist to his credit in 17 minutes. Use him at your own risk on Wednesday against the Blazers, even if all of his teammates are being rested.
Apr 14 - 4:16 AM

Richard Jefferson made another start in place of Chandler Parsons (knee) on Sunday, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 27 minutes.

RJ was coming off a 24-point eruption and he's filled in admirably for Parsons, but Dallas would assuredly like to rest their 34-year-old veteran for one of their final two games. Parsons is questionable to return on Monday, so anyone rolling the dice on Jefferson should keep a close eye on the Mavs' injury report.
Apr 13 - 12:20 AM

Richard Jefferson scored a season-high 24 points in Friday's double-overtime win, hitting 8-of-15 shots (including four treys) with four rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes.

Chandler Parsons (knee) may be able to return this weekend but the Mavs are locked into the No. 7 slot and they could also choose to play it safe. They bring Jefferson right into his minutes and role whenever Parsons goes down, so owners can feel relatively good about picking him up. He's not guaranteed to put up winning fantasy numbers, but he'll be in a position to whenever Parsons is out.
Apr 11 - 3:30 AM

Richard Jefferson started for Chandler Parsons (knee) on Wednesday despite a jammed toe, and had six points and three rebounds in 27 minutes.

The Mavs plan on giving some starters some rest over the next week, so Jefferson could sneak in a big line or two. But he's far from trustworthy.
Apr 9 - 12:41 AM

Richard Jefferson (toe) will play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

With Chandler Parsons (knee) out of the lineup once again, Jefferson is expected to draw another start. Jefferson scored 13 points with three boards, three steals and two 3-pointers vs. the Warriors on Saturday, so he is worth a look in deeper formats. Al-Farouq Aminu should see extended minutes off the bench as well.
Apr 8 - 1:23 PM

Richard Jefferson (toe) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

Chandler Parsons (right knee) did not practice on Tuesday, leaving his status up in the air for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns. If Parsons can't go, Jefferson will have the opportunity to start, although he can only be viewed as a low-end 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Apr 7 - 2:35 PM

Richard Jefferson (jammed toe) was held out of practice on Monday.

That sounds...uncomfortable. With Chandler parsons (knee) eyeing a return to practice on Tuesday, Jefferson could be looking at a return to the bench as soon as Wednesday against Phoenix.
Apr 6 - 1:45 PM

Richard Jefferson played 27 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with 13 points, three rebounds three steals and two 3-pointers.

He should have a couple more starts headed his way with Chandler Parsons (knee) dealing with some swelling. This is a fair expectation on Jefferson while he's a starter except for the steals, so give him a look if something like this appeals to you.
Apr 5 - 1:40 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James