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Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

Posted on: July 20, 2010 4:49 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2010 4:50 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News reports Richard Jefferson, also known as the Man Who Probably Shouldn't Have Opted Out, will re-sign with the Spurs Wednesday.

The deal is reportedly long-term, which is something Jefferson was after when he opted out, but as Monroe says, his salary next season will be well below the $15.2 million he would have been guaranteed had he not opted out of the final season of his contract with the Spurs on June 30.

And depending on the terms of Jefferson’s new deal which aren't yet out, his decision to walk away from the $15.2 million is likely to drop the Spurs under the projected luxury tax threshold, saving owner Peter Holt a large chunk of change.

So Jefferson was just being a team player when he opted out. Though I'm sure the Spurs preferred he actually produce a little more on the floor this season, rather than in the team's checkbook.
Comments

Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posted on: July 21, 2010 7:03 pm
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

how do you expect RJ to score when he is the 3rd or 4th option after Tim Duncan Tony Parker and Manu??? CMon



Since: Jul 16, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2010 3:52 pm
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

Jefferson was a good player, but never an elite scorer. The Spurs were reaching when they signed him last year. He has to take a lot of shots to make a lot of shots in a half court set. His defense is suspect as well.



Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: July 21, 2010 11:14 am
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

How can you not avg. double digit when you have a pt man like Tony Parker making your life easy?



Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: July 21, 2010 10:10 am
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

Jefferson made a mistake walking away from is $15.2 million.  He is not going to hit another payday because he is not that good.  Other SF that are up and coming are the ones that are going to get paid.  He had his chance...cashed in...and should have taken the money and run.  His window has closed.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2010 8:02 pm
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

Because an overpaid, past-his-prime, roleplayer is what you got...even at half price, not worth the $$$$$.  I was surprised we turned Yi Jianlian into Jefferson in trade when he actually had some firepower left on a crappy Bucks team....and then turned him into cap space for their current solid team who will contend in the East this season.  In Hammond We Trust!  FTD!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2010 7:59 pm
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

Jefferson can play.  Unlike the previous Bucks fan above, I thought he played pretty well for the Bucks in his lone season in Milwaukee.  He was professional and skilled during a VERY difficult season (Redd injured the first time...  Bogut's back injury).  Was he worth $15 million?  No!  But it's not his fault the Nets decided to overpay him with that contract. 

Here's the thing with Jefferson...  He's getting "old" by NBA standards and his body has taken a beating.  I was pretty surprised to find two years ago, that Jefferson is not a slasher like I remembered him in his NJ days.  For Spurs fans, I think the question is not how well he'll play next year, it's how much more wear and tear can he take before he starts to break down?

Bottom line:  I like Jefferson.  I think he's a good guy and a tough competitor who still has some game left.  But I think his best days are long past.
 



Since: May 21, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2010 7:34 pm
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

wow what a joke all players in the nba opting out all in one summer to hit the jackpot about time one didnt



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2010 7:26 pm
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

The Spurs did just fine.

They basically unloaded a bunch of over the hill guys and gave up nothing to get Jefferson in the summer of 2009.

I think he was trying too hard last season to live up to the BIG contract.

Now, the Spurs get the exact same player at half the price AND avoid the dollar for dollar luxury tax now.

I think with the weight of the big time superstar money lifted, Jefferson will be a much more valuable cog roleplayer.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2010 7:18 pm
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sincerely,

Bucks Fan

P.S.  FTD......FTD......FTD......




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2010 7:14 pm
 

Jefferson to re-sign with San Antonio

   Richard Jefferson=Shawn Marion=Lamar Odom=Caron Butler=Rashard Lewis.  All were overvalued after being a "star" on a bad team (or in Marion's case, where he was a product of the system he played in).  All went to good teams with ACTUAL stars.

   Sure they'll give you one great game out of about 6 to remind you how good they COULD be, but they often disappear sporadically.  Which doesn't bode well in the playoffs.  Just ask the Mavericks, Magic, and Spurs.  The Lakers have enough other stars and role players that they were able to overcome Odom's frequent disappearances.


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