Top Richard Jefferson News

  • Richard Jefferson: Comes out of retirement

    Jefferson announced Tuesday through his personal Twitter account that he is coming out of retirement to play one more year.

    The 39-year-old forward has changed his mind since retiring in October of 2018. He last played for the Nuggets in 2017-18, but he appeared in just 20 games, totaling 163 minutes. He'll likely be seeking a role closer to what he garnered in Cleveland from 2015-16 to 2016-17, when he averaged 5.6 points and 2.2 rebounds across 19.2 minutes.

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  • Richard Jefferson: Calls it a career

    Jefferson retired from the NBA on Saturday, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.

    Most recently, Jefferson was a member of the Nuggets during his age 37 season. He played a minimal role, appearing in 20 games and averaging 8.2 minutes. Jefferson played for eight teams throughout his 17-year career, spending the most time (seven years) with the Nets. He won a championship with the Cavaliers in 2015-16. At the time of his retirement, he is 46th all-time in career games played, with career averages of 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists on 46.4 percent shooting.

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  • Nuggets' Richard Jefferson: Worst season of his career

    Jefferson averaged 1.5 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists during his 18th NBA season with the Nuggets in 2017-18.

    The 37-year-old played in only 20 games and most of his stats declined mightily from last season as it is became apparent that Jefferson doesn't have a whole lot left in his tank. Jefferson will be a free agent when the summer season begins and it won't be surprising if he decides to hang up the shoes.

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  • Nuggets' Richard Jefferson: Off injury report

    Jefferson (wrist) is not on the injury report for Friday's game against the Spurs, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.

    Jefferson missed the team's last game before the All-Star break with wrist soreness, but the extended rest apparently gave him enough time to heal. That said, even when he's healthy, he hasn't been a significant part of the team's gameplan lately, playing in just one contest since Jan. 22

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  • Nuggets' Richard Jefferson: Will not play vs. Bucks

    Jefferson will not play in Thursday's game against the Bucks due to wrist soreness, Harrison Wind of reports.

    This is more than likely the Nuggets giving the veteran the night off so he can begin his All-Star break early, as Jefferson was not part of the team's regular rotation coming into Thursday's contest. Look for him to re-join the team at full health after the break.

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  • Nuggets' Richard Jefferson: Likely to join regular rotation

    Jefferson will likely join the Nuggets' regular rotation for the remainder of the season, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports. Coach Michael Malone says he liked what he saw from Jefferson on Friday and wants to see "what we have" in him.

    Jefferson saw 19 minutes Friday against the Grizzlies, posting four points (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds. It's unclear if he'll hover around 19 minutes per game for the remainder of the season, but he'll seemingly catch fewer DNP-Coaches Decisions moving forward. That said, if Friday's game is any indication, he likely won't hold much fantasy value and can probably still be ignored in the vast majority of formats.

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  • Nuggets' Richard Jefferson: Plays two minutes in blowout win

    Jefferson played two minutes in Wednesday's 134-111 win over the Suns, turning the ball over once and accruing no other statistics.

    Though he served as a key reserve for the Cavaliers squads that made the NBA Finals the past two seasons, Jefferson has largely been excluded from head coach Michael Malone's rotation in his first season in Denver. With the Nuggets well stocked with depth at both forward spots, even the long-term injury to starter Paul Millsap (wrist) hasn't opened up much extra time for Jefferson. The 37-year-old has appeared in just 10 of the Nuggets' 37 games this season, logging double-digit minutes in only three of those contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 233 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Age: 43
School: Arizona
Experience: 17