Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson sat out of Tuesday's loss to the Rockets after suffering through back spasms earlier that day, ESPN reports.

Jefferson was limited with a calf injury earlier in the series, but it was back spasms that ended up keeping him out of this game. With the Mavericks being eliminated from the playoffs, he'll now have the offseason to get back to 100 percent. Jefferson is an unrestricted free agent, so we'll have to wait and see if he decides to re-sign with the Mavericks or take his talents to another championship contending team.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson (calf) posted five points in 12 minutes of action in Game 4 against the Rockets.

Jefferson is averaging just 3.8 points during the series so far, and he's limited to a bench role for the Mavericks. He can hit the occasional three-pointer when given the opportunity, but his minutes are too limited for him to score in double-digits on a normal basis.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson (calf) will play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Rockets, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

While Jefferson and Raymond Felton (hamstring) are both playing, J.J. Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu will be in the starting lineup, according to Earl Sneed of Mavs.com. Jefferson and Felton still figure to have significant roles in the rotation for what may be the Mavs' final game this season.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Rockets, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Given that Rick Carlisle was willing to say Raymond Felton was likely to play, but not Jefferson, there could be some decent doubt that the forward is close enough to 100 percent to be effective. Al-Farouq Aminu would see highly increased minutes if Jefferson is limited.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson (calf) is listed as questionable for Game 4 against the Rockets on Sunday, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Jefferson injured his right calf Friday in Game 3 and is on tap to receive treatment sometime before Sunday's game. His availability will hang in the balance while Al-Farouq Aminu is in line to see added minutes if the injured veteran is deemed unfit to play.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson suffered a calf injury during Friday's Game 3 against the Rockets, the Star-Telegram reports.

Jefferson played just 12 minutes as a result of the injury and should be considered day-to-day ahead of Game 4 on Sunday. If he's unable to play, expect Al-Farouq Aminu to jump into the starting lineup at small forward.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson will start in Friday's Game 3 against the Rockets, Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com reports.

Jefferson has assumed the role of starting small forward with Chandler Parsons (knee) done for the rest of the season and it appears that the veteran will retain that accolade for the duration of his team's stay in the playoffs. However, the 34-year-old only averaged 13.5 minutes on the court over the first two games against Houston, while fellow small forward Al-Farouq Aminu averaged 21.0 over the same time span.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson will likely continue to start in place of Chandler Parsons (knee), who will miss the rest of the postseason.

With Parsons ruled out and potentially headed for surgery, Jefferson figures to remain in the starting lineup for Friday's Game 3 in Dallas. He got the start Tuesday, putting up seven points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in 23 minutes. Al-Farouq Aminu was in the game for much of the second half, and he also figures to see an increased role in Parsons' absence.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson had seven points on 2-of-6 shooting in 23 minutes as the starting small forward Tuesday against Houston.

Jefferson split the most of the small forward minutes with Al-Farouq Aminu, who also played 23 minutes. However, Jefferson was unable to register any statistics outside of his seven points while Aminu had a more solid all-around game. Jefferson will likely continue to start in Chandler Parsons' absence, but Aminu will also get a good amount of run off the bench.

Richard Jefferson SF DAL 2 months ago

Jefferson will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Rockets, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

With Chandler Parsons (knee) being ruled out for the contest and possibly at risk of missing the rest of the series, Jefferson will be counted upon to take on greater minutes. The veteran forward averaged just under 17 minutes of court time during the regular season, posting marks of 5.8 points and 2.5 boards. More likely than not, coach Rick Carlisle will take a tandem approach to replacing Parsons' production, with fellow wing Al-Farouq Aminu likely to see an uptick in court time off the bench when Jefferson sits.