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Richard Jefferson | Forward | #24

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 scored a season-high 20 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat on Saturday.
He scored 14 points in the fourth quarter during the blowout, so there's the explanation. Leave Jefferson on the wire. Mar 19 - 11:47 PM

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Richard Jefferson started for LeBron James (rest) on Sunday, but only managed to produce 10 points, five boards, one 3-pointer and one assist through 33 minutes of action.

Jefferson is well past his days of being a relevant name in standard leagues, and with LeBron James (rest) set to return to action on Monday vs. Indiana, there’s zero incentive to swoop up Jefferson in any setting.
Feb 28 - 4:01 PM

Richard Jefferson will draw the start on Sunday vs. the Wizards with LeBron James (rest) sitting out.

In three games as a starter this year, Jefferson has seen just under 35 minutes per game, so he is someone to consider in DFS. With James just sitting out for maintenance, RJ doesn't offer any long-term appeal in standard leagues, though.
Feb 28 - 12:28 PM

Richard Jefferson scored 15 points with three 3-pointers, six rebounds and one steal on Sunday, playing 25 minutes off the Cavs' bench.

RJ's minutes could be squeezed once Channing Frye enters the rotation, as there should be fewer instances of LeBron James shifting to the PF spot, but he'll at least be in the rotation until Iman Shumpert (shoulder) returns. The veteran SF is nothing more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues.
Feb 21 - 6:41 PM

Richard Jefferson may be shut down for about a week around the All-Star break to help his toe heal.

"It’s been injected once and it will be injected again right before All-Star break," Jefferson said. "So, it’s just one of those things where it’s manageable. It’s affected a little bit but it’s not surgery, it’s not anything. It’s just you’re going to have to deal with it. It’s a pain-tolerance situation." Jefferson has been picking up some DNP-CDs lately, but it's by design in order to give the veteran some time to rest. He will be in the rotation on most nights, but he's only going to play minutes in the teens.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 9:15 AM

Richard Jefferson's DNP-CD "did not sit well with a number of veterans in the locker room," team sources told the Akron Beacon-Journal.

The reality is Jefferson is 35 years old, is a fringe rotation player (at best) and the Cavs have bigger things to worry about than questioning whether or not RJ plays against one of his former teams. It's comical that such news would even be reported.
Jan 4 - 1:25 PM

Richard Jefferson's role evaporated on Wednesday, as he went scoreless in only four minutes off the Cavs' bench.

The Cavs are approaching full strength and RJ's spot in the rotation is in obvious danger. His 3-point shooting should earn him situational playing time but it's not a role that lends itself to fantasy value at any depth.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 11:07:00 PM

Richard Jefferson scored 13 points in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

It turns out he was the beneficiary from Mo Williams (ankle) and Iman Shumpert (groin) not playing tonight. Jefferson will likely be in the low teens when the team is healthy, so he can be ignored in most formats.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 11:17:00 PM

Richard Jefferson made a fill-in start for LeBron James (rest) on Saturday, posting 16 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes.

RJ played 38 minutes and made six of his team-high 18 shot attempts -- needless to say, the Cavs lost. The veteran has given Cleveland steady production in 22.7 minutes per game this year, a role that precludes standard-league fantasy value. He'll head right back to the bench with a well-rested LeBron set to play vs. Portland on Tuesday.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 11:58:00 PM

Richard Jefferson is expected to start in place of LeBron James (rest) on Saturday vs. the Heat.

Jefferson doesn't have much upside and this will just be a one-game absence for James, so there's no reason to add him in most leagues. Jefferson is averaging 6.7 points in 22.7 minutes per game this season, so he isn't the best dart throw in DFS.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 06:47:00 PM

Richard Jefferson didn't score in 16 minutes on Tuesday with one rebound and one assist.

He played 39 minutes his last time out, but was back to where he should be most nights. Jefferson has very little value in almost any league.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 11:58:00 PM

Richard Jefferson played 39 minutes off the bench on Saturday with 14 points, three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He was good in his role tonight as the Cavs went small. With J.R. Smith back, Jefferson probably won't be getting many minutes going forward.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Richard Jefferson (ankle) will be available for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

Jefferson will dress and will be active, but it's certainly possible that the Cavs hold him out as a precaution. X-rays came back negative, so it sounds like it's a day-to-day thing for the veteran.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 07:16:00 PM

X-rays came back negative on Richard Jefferson's right ankle, and he is being listed as questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Bucks.

Jefferson said if he doesn't feel good after being re-evaluated Saturday morning, he'll sit that game out with the hopes of returning for Tuesday's game against the Pistons. We'll get another update on Jefferson following Saturday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to give it a go, J.R. Smith would likely be asked to log heavy minutes with James Jones seeing some increased opportunity for playing time.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:57:00 PM

Richard Jefferson is currently undergoing X-rays on his right ankle.

Jefferson came down awkwardly on his ankle during the game and limped over the Cavs bench. He finished Friday's game with just one steal and one rebound through 19 minutes of action, and we'll be awaiting the results of the X-ray. Stay tuned.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Mo Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3James Jones
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Timofey Mozgov
3Sasha Kaun