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Richard Jefferson | Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: Arizona
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The Cavaliers have officially signed Richard Jefferson.
Jefferson's contract will be for one year at the veteran's minimum, so it is a low-risk move by the Cavaliers. The veteran forward will come off the bench for limited minutes behind LeBron James, so he can be ignored in almost all leagues. Aug 6 - 2:28 PM
Source: NBA.com

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Richard Jefferson's contract with the Cavs will reportedly be for one year at the veteran's minimum.

Jefferson is chasing a ring at this point in his career and he'll fill a small bench role behind LeBron James, whose durability nearly guarantees that Jefferson won't be a fantasy consideration. The 14-year veteran approached a career-low with only 5.8 points per game last season.
Jul 21 - 8:29 PM

Unrestricted free agent Richard Jefferson will reportedly sign with the Cavs.

Jefferson had initially committed to re-sign with Dallas, but after the whole DeAndre Jordan fiasco, Dallas reportedly gave some of their guys the opportunity to find another deal. Jefferson will be competing for a championship in Cleveland, but he'll have a limited role with the club, and won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Jul 21 - 3:22 PM

Richard Jefferson will return to the Mavs.

He'll likely just get a minimum deal and fit into the exceptions, so it won't affect the Mavs' salary cap situation. Jefferson played most of his minutes at small forward and could be a factor if Chandler Parsons (knee) has a setback.
Jul 3 - 5:27 PM

The Mavericks and Pelicans are interested in unrestricted free agent Richard Jefferson.

The Mavs reportedly want to keep Jefferson and it would likely be for the minimum, which would help their cap situation.
Jul 1 - 5:36 PM

The Mavericks would like to retain Richard Jefferson, but he would likely have to agree to play for the veteran's minimum again.

Jefferson is well past his prime, but he gave valuable minutes to the Mavericks when Chandler Parsons went down with a knee injury. Jefferson averaged just 16.8 minutes per game during the regular season, so he won't be on the fantasy radar if he does return to Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Jun 17 - 1:09 PM

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

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

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