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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 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. Nov 16 - 10:08 PM

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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.
Nov 15 - 9:51 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.
Nov 15 - 5:24 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.
Oct 25 - 10:59 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.
Oct 13 - 8:15 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.
Jul 30 - 12:15 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.
Jul 28 - 1:40 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.
Jul 6 - 10:49 PM

Richard Jefferson has decided that he will play another two or three more seasons, according to Chris Mannix of The Vertical.

Jefferson has gone from the cusp of retirement to wanting to play until close to his 40th birthday. The Cavaliers are expected to try to re-sign Jefferson, but he won't provide much fantasy value as a veteran role player for the Cavs.
Jun 28 - 12:32 PM

Richard Jefferson has decided that he will not retire, and he will suit up for at least one more NBA season.

Jefferson will very likely sign another one-year deal with the Cavs at the veteran’s minimum as he looks to repeat with Cleveland. He'll again provide the Cavs with a veteran presence in the locker room, while remaining a non-option in fantasy hoops.
Jun 23 - 3:41 PM

Richard Jefferson said that he might not retire.

"No, it’s is not set in stone," Jefferson said regarding retirement. "My teammates, [LeBron James] and those guys, keep trying to talk me out of it. They say I’m crazy if I retire, so we’ll see. It’s still up for debate." Jefferson announced after Game 7 that he was ready to hang it up, but the influx of money coming into the NBA may make him reconsider that statement, particularly when he'll have a chance to repeat with the Cavs.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 22 - 2:10 PM

Richard Jefferson said after Game 7 that he will retire from the NBA.

The 35-year-old veteran will retire as an NBA champion. "My teammates keep trying to talk me out of it, "Jefferson said. "And I'm just like, 'Guys, this has been the most stressful month of my life, I don't know.'" Jefferson turns 36 on Tuesday, but he proved during the Finals that he can still play at a high level with averages of 5.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 24 minutes per game.
Jun 20 - 9:23 AM

Richard Jefferson played 14 minutes off the bench on Monday with eight points, one rebound, three steals and three turnovers.

The Cavs went with more Iman Shumpert than RJ in this game. Shumpert was a big reason why Klay Thompson cooled off in the second half. Considering how Kevin Love looked lost and Draymond Green will be back, Jefferson could see more minutes in Game 6 on Thursday. Shumpert played 26 minutes with four points, one rebound, one steal and two blocks.
Jun 14 - 12:16 AM

Updating a previous item, Richard Jefferson will come off the bench on Monday.

With Draymond Green suspended, it makes sense to get Kevin Love back out there. Jefferson should still see minutes around 20 tonight, but he won't be taking many shots.
Jun 13 - 8:52 PM

Richard Jefferson is listed as the starter for Game 5 on Monday.

The small-ball lineup did not work in Game 4, but things are a little different with Draymond Green out. Jefferson should see minutes in the lower 20s as the Cavs look to get LeBron James more minutes at power forward sans Draymond.
Jun 13 - 8:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3DeAndre Liggins
4Jordan McRae
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Dunleavy
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen