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Richard Jefferson | Forward | #24

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 233
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (13) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Richard Jefferson started for LeBron James (rest) on Monday and had just two points in 22 minutes of a loss to the Pistons.
DeAndre Liggins is starting for J.R. Smith (thumb surgery) and failed to score in 18 minutes. Neither Jefferson or Liggins are worth using right now, whether coming off the bench or starting. Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:00:00 PM

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Richard Jefferson will enter the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Pistons.

With LeBron James resting, Jefferson and James Jones are both looking at sizable workloads tonight. Jefferson is more of a defender at this point in his career and Jones is just going to space the floor, so there's not much upside here.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 06:15:00 PM

With Kevin Love (knee) returning to the starting lineup, Richard Jefferson will get bumped to the bench on Friday vs. the Nets.

Jefferson isn't worthy of a roster spot even when starting, so his move back to the bench has little fantasy relevance.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Richard Jefferson was ejected for picking up two technical fouls on Wednesday.

Jefferson was ejected after a tie-up with Thon Maker to get the double tech. After he was ejected, he threw his jersey into the stands. He'll likely be fined for throwing his jersey in the stands, but shouldn't be suspended. Jefferson finished with 10 points, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes during his start for Kevin Love. He doesn't have much value.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 09:16:00 PM

Richard Jefferson will start in place of Kevin Love (knee) on Wednesday to face the Bucks.

The Cavs are thin with J.R. Smith (thumb) also out for this game. Jefferson played 27.0 minutes per game in his previous three starts this year, averaging 6.0 points, 1.7 boards, 0.7 assists and 0.3 steals. He won't have much fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 05:35:00 PM

Richard Jefferson started in place of Kevin Love (knee) on Tuesday and hit 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points in an overtime win over the Bucks

Love is iffy for Wednesday, when they'll face the Bucks again, but whether he's in or out, you don't want to mess with RJ in any fantasy format.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 12:09:00 AM

Richard Jefferson will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Bucks, with Kevin Love (knee) unavailable.

In two starts this season, Jefferson has contributed averages of 5.0 points, 1.0 assist, 1.5 boards and 1.0 triple per contest, so don't get too excited about the 36-year-old earning another start. Channing Frye, however, should see an uptick in minutes and he'd be on the radar as a potential streamer for owners seeking a boost in the 3-point category.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Richard Jefferson had five points, three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes as a fill-in starter on Wednesday.

LeBron James was rested tonight, as he will be occasionally throughout the season, but that only gives Jefferson sporadic appeal in DFS or as a streaming option. As tonight's line shows, even LeBron's absence isn't a guarantee of value.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:08:00 PM

Richard Jefferson started on Tuesday vs. Toronto and played 26 minutes, but only scored five points with one assist and one triple.

He finished with five fouls and only took five shots on the night, hitting two of them. Even if J.R. Smith (ankle) misses another game on Wednesday vs. the Pacers, Jefferson won't be a great streaming option.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 09:51:00 PM

Richard Jefferson will start at shooting guard on Tuesday night vs. Toronto.

Jefferson is starting in place of J.R. Smith, who is still out with an ankle injury. In his first start of the season, Richard Jefferson gets the unenviable task of guarding DeMar DeRozan, the NBA's leading scorer.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Richard Jefferson came off the bench for 26 minutes and hit 5-of-7 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, four rebounds, one assist and two steals.

Wow. The old man got it done tonight and if you're in a real deep league, think about scooping him if you have a player you want to cut. But the reality is that this could end up being his best game over the next month, if not the season.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Richard Jefferson will start with Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson on Thursday.

LeBron is getting the night off, so expect to see a number of players log minutes at the three and four.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 08:15:00 PM

Updating a previous report, Richard Jefferson's deal with the Cavaliers is for three years.

He thrived in the postseason as a stretch four and the Cavaliers were able to convince him to rethink his retirement announcement. Jefferson averaged 5.5 points and 1.7 boards in 17.9 minutes per game during the regular season and should see a similar role moving forward. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues. To be clear, the third year is non-guaranteed.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:15:00 PM

The Cavaliers have officially re-signed Richard Jefferson.

He reportedly signed a two-year, $5 million deal. Jefferson was great in the NBA Finals, but he will simply provide some depth at the three and four behind LeBron James and Kevin Love next season. He's not worth drafting in standard leagues.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Richard Jefferson has agreed to a two-year deal, $5 million deal with the Cavaliers.

Jefferson wrote on Snapchat, "Heard it here first...can't wait to repeat...2 year deal done!!" His announcement came almost simultaneously with Cleveland's acquisition of veteran swingman Mike Dunleavy, helping to fill out the wing position in the event that J.R. Smith leaves in free agency. Jefferson is a proficient 3-point shooter who shot a stellar 52.4 percent from the field during the 2015-16 postseason, and his return is welcome news for the defending champs.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen