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Richard Jefferson | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 230
College: Arizona
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Richard Jefferson scored 16 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers against the Nuggets on Wednesday.
He had some success in his previous start this year, scoring 13 points with 13 boards and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes. That should be something to remember the next time Dirk Nowitzki sits out. He won't be worth using while Dirk is active, though. Jan 14 - 11:36 PM

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Richard Jefferson and Greg Smith will start against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

The Mavs are without Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo tonight, so they're going to need to give a ton of minutes to their bench guys tonight. Jefferson and Smith are only options in very deep leagues.
Jan 14 - 8:47 PM

Richard Jefferson has slowly earned a larger role in Dallas following the trade of Jae Crowder.

"It was just a matter of me staying a professional and waiting on the opportunity, Jefferson said. "It was always tough for me just because I’d never been in that situation." He has averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 20.4 minutes in the past nine games, shooting 58.1 percent from the floor and 58.8 percent from 3-point range. While these numbers likely won't hold for long, Jefferson may be worth a look in deeper leagues if he continues to stay this hot from the field.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 7 - 9:37 AM

Richard Jefferson hit 6-of-9 shots with a pair of 3-pointers on Tuesday, finishing with a season-high 14 points in the Mavs' easy win vs. the visiting Wizards.

RJ never fell entirely out of coach Rick Carlisle's rotation and he's averaging 20 minutes per game since Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder were traded to the Celtics. He doesn't do enough to warrant attention in standard leagues, but he and Charlie Villanueva (14 points) are solidly on the radar in deep formats.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:08:00 AM

Richard Jefferson played 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with 13 points, 13 boards and two 3-pointers.

Chandler Parsons (back) was a game-time decision tonight and couldn't suit up. The Mavericks are off until Tuesday when they'll play at Madison Square Garden. Parsons will probably be back for that one, so there's little reason to grab Jefferson.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Richard Jefferson will draw the start on Saturday in place of Chandler Parsons (back).

Jefferson is a ghost of the player he once was, and is only worth a look in deeper leagues as Parsons isn't expected to miss too much time. Jae Crowder and Al-Farouq Aminu should also see some increased run, but neither player is an option in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Richard Jefferson will start at power forward against the 76ers on Saturday.

This is a surprise, but Jefferson still shouldn't see big minutes tonight. Al-Farouq Aminu and Brandan Wright figure to be the biggest winners of Dirk Nowitzki sitting out. Jefferson is only a play in very deep leagues.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 06:47:00 PM

Richard Jefferson started on Saturday and scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, adding 5 rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, and two steals.

He got the start on Saturday because the first team had the night off, so nights like this won't happen often. Jefferson will have to fight for rotational minutes and is not on the fantasy radar.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 09:53:00 PM

Richard Jefferson is hoping for an everyday role with the Dallas Mavericks.

Jefferson understands that he won't be a starter for the Mavs, but that isn't stopping the veteran from vying for an everyday role with the team. "I like to believe myself to be an everyday contributor," said Jefferson. "For 13 years, I feel like I've been an everyday contributor, and I feel that I can be an everyday contributor here." While the 34-year-old may carve out a niche for himself with the Mavs, he only average 10.1 points as a starter with the Jazz last season and doesn't hold much fantasy value.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 11:42:00 AM

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.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 07:57:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 01:08:00 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.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 04:33:00 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.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 08:27:00 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.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 11:40:00 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.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 05:46:00 PM