Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
1 month ago

Head coach Michael Malone said Thursday that Jefferson won't start the season in the Nuggets' rotation, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jefferson's late arrival to the team, it's not much of a surprise that he'll have to earn his way into Malone's rotation, especially considering that the 37-year-old is a veteran among a very young roster. Even if Jefferson does ultimately crack the team's rotation, he's not expected to play much of a role this season and will have very limited fantasy value.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
1 month ago

Jefferson is unlikely to be available for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Jazz, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

After inking a contract with the Nuggets just a day ago, it doesn't appear that Jefferson will have enough time to get acclimated with his new team and will instead, sit out the opener. Look for official confirmation on that following Wednesday's morning shootaround, but it seems more likely that Jefferson will make his debut on Saturday against the Kings. That being said, Jefferson likely won't carry much fantasy value even when he's available due to a relatively deep roster at forward in Denver.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
1 month ago

The Nuggets are expected to sign Jefferson to a one-year, $2.3M deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson began camp with the Cavaliers, where he had spent the previous two seasons, but was ultimately traded to the Hawks and subsequently waived. The veteran forward is unlikely to hold any real fantasy value, as his role with the club will presumably be more geared toward leadership. With Will Barton, Wilson Chandler, and Juancho Hernandez on the wing, Jefferson should see significantly less than the 20.4 minutes per game he logged in Cleveland last year.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
1 month ago

Jefferson, along with Kay Felder and cash, has been traded to the Hawks in exchange for European draft rights, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The team plans to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN him.

EDGE Analysis

The Cavaliers needed to get their NBA roster down to 15 players before the regular season opener and trading Jefferson aids in that process. It's unclear at the moment where Jefferson will finally land, though he'll seemingly want to play on a competitive roster.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
5 months ago

Jefferson will return to the Cavaliers next season, Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

On a recent episode of the "Road Trippin'" podcast, which is hosted by Jefferson and Channing Frye, the 37-year-old confirmed that he will return to the Cavs next season after mulling retirement. Jefferson, who nearly retired last summer, is due to make $2.5 million next season, in what could very well be his final go-round in the NBA. In 2016-17, Jefferson saw action in 79 contests and averaged 5.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist in just over 20 minutes per game.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
8 months ago

Jefferson (knee) will play in Sunday's matchup with the Pacers, Cavaliers play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson has been nursing tendinitis in his knee, sitting out the Cavaliers' last two games because of it. However, as expected, it was only a minor ailment for the 36-year-old veteran and he'll be available off the bench on Sunday. Jefferson averaged 7.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 three-pointers across 24.1 minutes in March.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
8 months ago

Jefferson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Pacers, Rick Noland of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson has missed the last two games while fighting knee tendinitis, but the Cavaliers don't seem to fear that a long-term absence is in store for the veteran. If he's able to make it through pregame warmups without incident, the 36-year-old should be available Sunday in a 15-to-20-minute role off the bench.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
8 months ago

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue indicated that he expects Jefferson (knee) to play Friday against the 76ers, Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Lue suggesting that all of the team's regulars with the exception of Kyle Korver (foot) would be available Friday, it appears safe to count Jefferson in for the second half of the Cavs' back-to-back set. Jefferson battled knee tendinitis during Wednesday's practice and sat out Thursday's loss to the Bulls, but that was likely just for precautionary purposes. The veteran should be in store for a 15-to-25-minute role Friday while seeing time at both forward spots.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
8 months ago

Jefferson (knee) will miss Thursday's tilt against the Bulls, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson missed Wednesday's practice with knee tendonitis, but was expected to play during Thursday's game. However, things have seemed to take a turn for the worse and Jefferson will not suit up against the Bulls. In his absence, look for normal rotational guys to see extra run -- though James Jones and Derrick Williams could make extended appearances as well.

Richard Jefferson
SG/F DEN
8 months ago

Jefferson missed Wednesday's practice with knee tendonitis but is still expected to play during Thursday's matchup against the Bulls Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Jefferson sat out practice with a knee issue, coach Tyronn Lue noted that everyone except Kyle Korver (foot) will play Thursday. That being said, it's still possible that his injury could flare up, putting his status against the Bulls in jeapordy.