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Richard Jefferson | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 234
College: Arizona
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Richard Jefferson explained to media on Monday that he chose to sign with the Mavs because he wants to "win now."
"There were other teams that tried to dangle more money or more opportunity for starting or to play a ton more, but at this point in time I just want to win," Jefferson said at Mavericks media day on Monday. "We have a chance here. Obviously you need to be lucky. You need things to go the right way, have the ball bounce your way, but I believe this was my best chance to win and win now." Jefferson also stated he will help mentor Chandler Parsons, and while he'll be a good guy to have in the locker room, he doesn't belong on a fantasy squad in almost any league. Sep 29 - 7:57 PM

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Mavericks sign F Richard Jefferson.

It's just a one-year, $1.4 million deal and won't affect their cap. Jefferson was a liability for the Jazz last season. Among small forwards playing in more than 15 games and 15 minutes per game, he ranked dead last in defensive efficiency. He won't be able to match his 27 minutes per game from last season.
Jul 21 - 1:08 PM

Richard Jefferson is finalizing a one-year contract with the Mavericks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Mavericks are still waiting to see whether Houston will match Chandler Parson's offer sheet, but either way Jefferson projects as a backup SF in Dallas. The 34-year-old has prolonged his career with proficient outside shooting (40.9 percent from deep last year) and he'll serve as a specialist off the Mavs' bench.
Jul 13 - 4:33 PM

Richard Jefferson will come off the bench against the Blazers on Friday.

He's arguably been the worst defensive small forward in the NBA this season and the Jazz will need all the help they can get against the Blazers. Jefferson can be cut in all leagues.
Apr 11 - 8:27 PM

Richard Jefferson hit 6-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, one rebound and one assist in Tuesday's loss.

RJ had scored a total of nine points over his previous two games and while he's capable of breaking loose at any time, he's far from reliable.
Apr 8 - 11:40 PM

Richard Jefferson played 30 minutes vs. the Thunder on Sunday with 17 points, two boards and three 3-pointers.

He averaged 34.5 minutes per game in the four outings without Alec Burks and was still able to get some nice run with Burks only at 21 minutes today. Jefferson will likely see his numbers take a hit and won't be a reliable option in an upcoming three-game week.
Mar 30 - 5:46 PM

Richard Jefferson hit 4-of-6 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, four rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's loss.

Jefferson is officially hot, scoring 21, 12 and 15 points with nine 3-pointers in his last three games. He tends to disappear just as quickly as he arrives these days, but his three-game sample looks good on paper. Give him a look if you need a warm body in a deeper league.
Mar 27 - 2:08 AM

Richard Jefferson hit three 3-point shots and finished with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting, two rebounds and a steal in Monday's loss to the Pistons.

Jefferson hit five threes on Saturday and it makes sense that he continues to hit from deep while Alec Burks is out. Give him a look if you need help in that category.
Mar 25 - 1:51 AM

Richard Jefferson scored 21 points vs. the Magic on Saturday with three boards, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

It's his second-highest scoring output all year and he picked up some minutes from Alec Burks (ankle) not playing. Jefferson has gone on runs before and he might be worth a look for owners looking for a boost on Monday vs. the Pistons. Burks was in a walking boot for tonight's game.
Mar 23 - 12:20 AM

The Pacers' defense, combined with foul trouble, limited Jazz veteran Richard Jefferson to just two points in 20 minutes on Sunday.

He committed five fouls and turned the ball over three times, without any assists, steals or blocks. He's provided a steady trickle of points, 3s, rebounds and occasional steals this season, enough for borderline value in 14-team leagues, but nights like this make it hard to justify owning him over another flavor-of-the-week free agent.
Mar 2 - 8:52 PM

Richard Jefferson played 28 minutes for eight points, two boards, one assist and two 3-pointers against the Nets on Wednesday.

He had a stomach bug and could not finish practice on Tuesday. Jefferson is one of the worst starting small forwards in the NBA based on his defensive stats and aging frame, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 20 - 1:37 AM

Richard Jefferson (illness) will start against the Nets on Wednesday night.

He missed some of Tuesday's practice due to a stomach virus and should be good to go tonight. Jefferson has been horrible on defense, but he's had a few bright spots throughout the season.
Feb 19 - 8:08 PM

Richard Jefferson left Tuesday's practice with a stomach virus, leaving him questionable to play on Wednesday.

Utah's 13-year veteran is averaging 10.0 points while shooting 41.9 percent from downtown this season, a significant improvement from his lost 2012-13 season with the Warriors. Even so, his value is restricted to the deepest leagues.
Feb 18 - 12:05 PM

Richard Jefferson had 12 points and three steals on 6-of-10 shooting Wednesday.

RJ disappeared with two points on 0-of-4 shooting on Tuesday, but was back in the flow tonight. He's not a guy you'll want to target in fantasy, but if you're in a real deep league, he's scored 10 or more points in three of his last four games.
Feb 13 - 2:20 AM

Richard Jefferson exploded for 19 points to go along with four rebounds, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers on 6-of-10 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.

Dreams do come true, although we doubt Jefferson was in many lineups tonight, if any. He came into this one scoring seven or fewer points in five straight games, but had hit double digits in scoring in the six games before that. Maybe he's about to get hot again, but he's still Richard Jefferson.
Feb 2 - 1:53 AM