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36-Year-Old    SF    Cleveland Cavaliers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

4.7

REB

2.4

AST

0.8

STL

0.4

BLK

0.2

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Jefferson signed on with the Cavaliers for the veteran's minimum last summer and emerged as a key contributor off the bench. The 35-year-old averaged just 5.5 points and 1.7 rebounds per game, but provided versatility on both ends, particularly during Cleveland's postseason ...

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 233 lbs   DOB: 6/21/1980  College: Arizona   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #13 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Richard Jefferson Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Cavaliers on a three-year, $7.6 million contract in July of 2016. Contract is non-guaranteed for the 2018-19 season.

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Jefferson will start at small forward in Wednesday's game against the Pacers with LeBron James (rest) having the night off, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports.

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Richard Jefferson NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 33 41.1 22.2 7.3 4.0 1.0 0.5 0.9 42.2 84.4 4.0 1.5 5.8 2.7 33.7 7.2 17.1 6.9 8.2
2005-06 25 78 39.2 19.5 6.8 3.8 0.8 0.2 0.8 49.3 81.2 2.2 1.2 5.6 2.4 31.9 6.3 12.9 6.0 7.4
2006-07 26 55 35.6 16.3 4.4 2.7 0.6 0.1 0.9 45.6 73.3 2.2 0.9 3.5 2.6 35.9 5.5 12.1 4.3 5.9
2007-08 27 82 39.0 22.6 4.2 3.1 0.9 0.3 0.9 46.6 79.8 2.4 1.1 3.0 2.6 36.2 7.5 16.2 6.6 8.3
2008-09 28 82 35.8 19.6 4.6 2.4 0.8 0.2 1.4 43.9 80.5 2.0 0.7 3.9 3.6 39.7 6.5 14.9 5.1 6.3
2009-10 29 81 31.2 12.3 4.4 2.0 0.6 0.5 0.7 46.7 73.5 1.3 0.7 3.7 2.3 31.6 4.5 9.6 2.6 3.5
2010-11 30 SAS 81 30.4 11.0 3.8 1.3 0.5 0.4 1.7 47.4 75.9 1.1 0.7 3.2 3.8 44.0 3.8 7.9 1.8 2.4
2011-12 31 GSW 22 26.4 9.0 3.5 1.5 0.5 0.3 1.5 42.0 68.6 0.8 0.4 3.1 3.6 41.8 3.2 7.7 1.1 1.6
2011-12 31 SAS 41 28.5 9.2 3.5 1.3 0.6 0.3 2.0 41.4 70.0 0.8 0.4 3.0 4.6 42.1 3.2 7.8 0.9 1.2
2011-12 31 GSW/SAS 63 27.7 9.2 3.5 1.4 0.6 0.3 1.8 41.6 69.4 0.8 0.4 3.1 4.3 42.0 3.2 7.7 0.9 1.3
2012-13 32 GSW 56 10.1 3.1 1.5 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.3 45.6 71.7 0.4 0.1 1.4 0.8 31.1 1.1 2.4 0.7 0.9
2013-14 33 DAL 82 27.0 10.1 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.2 1.5 45.0 74.1 1.1 0.2 2.5 3.7 40.9 3.6 8.0 1.5 2.0
2013-14 33 UTA 82 27.0 10.1 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.2 1.5 45.0 74.1 1.1 0.2 2.5 3.7 40.9 3.6 8.0 1.5 2.0
2013-14 33 DAL/UTA 164 27.0 10.1 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.2 1.5 45.0 74.1 1.1 0.2 2.5 3.7 40.9 3.6 8.0 1.5 2.0
2014-15 34 DAL 74 16.8 5.8 2.5 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.9 44.4 68.4 0.7 0.3 2.1 2.1 42.6 1.9 4.4 1.1 1.5
2015-16 35 CLE 74 17.9 5.5 1.7 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.9 45.8 66.7 0.6 0.2 1.5 2.3 38.2 1.9 4.2 0.8 1.2
2016-17 36 CLE 19 18.6 4.7 2.4 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.8 44.4 71.4 0.5 0.3 2.2 2.2 36.6 1.7 3.8 0.5 0.7
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Richard Jefferson NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 17.7 6.7 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.7 2.0 70.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.3 2.7 75.0 2.3 3.3 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 7 18.1 5.9 2.0 0.9 0.4 0.3 1.3 53.8 100.0 0.3 0.3 1.7 2.7 47.4 2.0 3.7 0.6 0.6
Last 30 Days 13 18.1 4.3 2.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.9 42.6 80.0 0.4 0.3 1.8 2.2 41.4 1.5 3.6 0.3 0.4
Last 5 Games 5 18.6 6.0 2.0 0.4 0.6 0.4 1.6 50.0 100.0 0.4 0.4 1.6 3.2 50.0 2.0 4.0 0.4 0.4
Last 10 Games 10 19.1 5.1 1.9 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.1 45.0 100.0 0.4 0.2 1.7 2.4 45.8 1.8 4.0 0.4 0.4

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Richard Jefferson
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 5 @TOR 16 5 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 3
Dec 2 @CHI 15 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Dec 1 LAC 22 12 4 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 4 6 0 4 1
Nov 29 @MIL 12 8 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 2 2 3 0 2 0
Nov 27 @PHI 28 2 4 1 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 5 2 2 4
Nov 25 DAL 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 2 0
Nov 23 POR 25 6 2 4 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Nov 18 DET 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Nov 16 @IND 20 5 3 1 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 1 2 0 3 1
Nov 15 TOR 26 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 5
Nov 13 CHA 26 2 8 2 0 0 1 1 5 0 1 0 3 2 6 0
Nov 11 @WAS 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 8 ATL 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2
Nov 5 @PHI 14 6 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 1 1 2 0 3 1
Nov 3 BOS 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Nov 1 HOU 20 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 3 1
Oct 29 ORL 23 6 3 0 1 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 3 4
Oct 28 @TOR 20 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 2 4 0 3 1 1 2
Oct 25 NYK 26 13 4 1 2 0 2 5 7 1 2 2 3 0 4 1
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Richard Jefferson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Power Forward

1.  LeBron James

2.  Richard Jefferson

3.  Mike Dunleavy

4.  James Jones

5.  Iman Shumpert

6.  DeAndre Liggins

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True Shooting Percentage

56.9%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Richard Jefferson has a true shooting percentage of 56.9%.

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Richard Jefferson NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 33 36.0 19.5 6.4 3.5 0.9 0.5 0.8 42.2 84.4 3.5 1.3 5.1 2.4 33.7 6.3 15.0 6.0 7.1
2005-06 25 78 36.0 17.9 6.3 3.5 0.7 0.2 0.7 49.3 81.2 2.0 1.1 5.2 2.2 31.9 5.8 11.8 5.5 6.8
2006-07 26 55 36.0 16.5 4.4 2.7 0.6 0.1 1.0 45.6 73.3 2.2 0.9 3.5 2.7 35.9 5.6 12.2 4.4 6.0
2007-08 27 82 36.0 20.9 3.8 2.8 0.9 0.2 0.9 46.6 79.8 2.2 1.0 2.8 2.4 36.2 7.0 14.9 6.1 7.6
2008-09 28 82 36.0 19.7 4.6 2.4 0.8 0.2 1.4 43.9 80.5 2.0 0.7 3.9 3.6 39.7 6.6 15.0 5.1 6.3
2009-10 29 81 36.0 14.2 5.1 2.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 46.7 73.5 1.5 0.8 4.3 2.7 31.6 5.2 11.1 3.0 4.1
2010-11 30 SAS 81 36.0 13.0 4.5 1.6 0.6 0.5 2.0 47.4 75.9 1.4 0.8 3.7 4.5 44.0 4.5 9.4 2.2 2.9
2011-12 31 GSW 22 36.0 12.4 4.7 2.0 0.7 0.4 2.0 42.0 68.6 1.1 0.5 4.2 4.9 41.8 4.4 10.5 1.5 2.2
2011-12 31 SAS 41 36.0 11.7 4.4 1.7 0.8 0.4 2.5 41.4 70.0 1.0 0.6 3.9 5.9 42.1 4.1 9.8 1.1 1.5
2011-12 31 GSW/SAS 63 36.0 11.9 4.5 1.8 0.8 0.4 2.3 41.6 69.4 1.0 0.5 4.0 5.5 42.0 4.2 10.1 1.2 1.8
2012-13 32 GSW 56 36.0 11.2 5.3 2.0 0.9 0.4 0.9 45.6 71.7 1.5 0.3 5.0 2.9 31.1 3.9 8.6 2.4 3.4
2013-14 33 DAL 82 36.0 13.5 3.6 2.1 0.9 0.2 2.0 45.0 74.1 1.5 0.3 3.3 4.9 40.9 4.8 10.6 2.0 2.6
2013-14 33 UTA 82 36.0 13.5 3.6 2.1 0.9 0.2 2.0 45.0 74.1 1.5 0.3 3.3 4.9 40.9 4.8 10.6 2.0 2.6
2013-14 33 DAL/UTA 164 36.0 13.5 3.6 2.1 0.9 0.2 2.0 45.0 74.1 1.5 0.3 3.3 4.9 40.9 4.8 10.6 2.0 2.6
2014-15 34 DAL 74 36.0 12.5 5.3 1.8 0.9 0.3 1.9 44.4 68.4 1.5 0.7 4.6 4.5 42.6 4.2 9.4 2.3 3.3
2015-16 35 CLE 74 36.0 11.1 3.5 1.6 0.9 0.4 1.8 45.8 66.7 1.2 0.4 3.1 4.7 38.2 3.9 8.5 1.6 2.4
2016-17 36 CLE 19 36.0 9.1 4.7 1.6 0.7 0.3 1.5 44.4 71.4 0.9 0.5 4.2 4.2 36.6 3.3 7.3 1.0 1.4
Rest Of Season Projections 36 CLE 54 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Richard Jefferson
2016-17 Projections 36 CLE 75 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Richard Jefferson

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Richard Jefferson NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 24 33 1355 733 240 133 33 17 30 42.2 84.4 132 49 191 89 33.7 238 564 227 269
2005-06 25 78 3059 1521 534 297 59 17 60 49.3 81.2 174 95 439 188 31.9 495 1005 471 580
2006-07 26 55 1956 897 240 148 34 8 52 45.6 73.3 120 48 192 145 35.9 303 665 239 326
2007-08 27 82 3200 1857 342 252 76 21 77 46.6 79.8 199 93 249 213 36.2 619 1328 542 679
2008-09 28 82 2939 1607 374 199 66 14 116 43.9 80.5 165 57 317 292 39.7 537 1222 417 518
2009-10 29 81 2524 994 356 158 45 40 59 46.7 73.5 105 58 298 187 31.6 362 775 211 287
2010-11 30 SAS 81 2459 891 310 107 38 34 135 47.4 75.9 93 54 256 307 44.0 304 642 148 195
2011-12 31 GSW 22 580 199 76 33 12 7 33 42.0 68.6 18 8 68 79 41.8 71 169 24 35
2011-12 31 SAS 41 1168 379 143 55 25 12 80 41.4 70.0 32 18 125 190 42.1 132 319 35 50
2011-12 31 GSW/SAS 63 1748 578 219 88 37 19 113 41.6 69.4 50 26 193 269 42.0 203 488 59 85
2012-13 32 GSW 56 568 176 84 31 14 7 14 45.6 71.7 23 5 79 45 31.1 62 136 38 53
2013-14 33 DAL 82 2213 831 219 130 56 14 123 45.0 74.1 94 18 201 301 40.9 294 654 120 162
2013-14 33 UTA 82 2213 831 219 130 56 14 123 45.0 74.1 94 18 201 301 40.9 294 654 120 162
2013-14 33 DAL/UTA 164 4426 1662 438 260 112 28 246 45.0 74.1 188 36 402 602 40.9 588 1308 240 324
2014-15 34 DAL 74 1244 432 183 61 32 11 66 44.4 68.4 52 25 158 155 42.6 144 324 78 114
2015-16 35 CLE 74 1326 410 128 59 33 14 66 45.8 66.7 43 15 113 173 38.2 143 312 58 87
2016-17 36 CLE 19 353 89 46 16 7 3 15 44.4 71.4 9 5 41 41 36.6 32 72 10 14
Rest Of Season Projections 36 CLE 54 1099 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Richard Jefferson
2016-17 Projections 36 CLE 75 1331 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Richard Jefferson

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Richard Jefferson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 24 33 41.1 53.7 44.9 14.0 13.9 1.0 19.9
2005-06 25 78 39.2 60.3 52.2 17.2 10.1 1.7 21.0
2006-07 26 55 35.6 55.5 49.5 13.7 11.1 1.2 13.8
2007-08 27 82 39.0 57.1 49.5 12.1 9.6 1.3 18.3
2008-09 28 82 35.8 55.4 48.7 11.0 9.1 1.2 16.0
2009-10 29 81 31.2 55.1 50.5 13.6 9.0 1.5 12.3
2010-11 30 SAS 81 30.4 61.2 57.9 11.5 10.0 1.2 11.1
2011-12 31 GSW 22 26.4 54.0 51.8 14.0 7.6 1.8 9.1
2011-12 31 SAS 41 28.5 55.6 53.9 12.9 7.5 1.7 9.3
2011-12 31 GSW/SAS 63 27.7 55.0 53.2 13.3 7.5 1.8 9.2
2012-13 32 GSW 56 10.1 55.2 50.7 14.5 10.8 1.3 3.6
2013-14 33 DAL 82 27.0 57.3 54.4 13.7 9.9 1.4 9.2
2013-14 33 UTA 82 27.0 57.3 54.4 13.7 9.9 1.4 9.2
2013-14 33 DAL/UTA 164 27.0 57.3 54.4 13.7 9.9 1.4 9.2
2014-15 34 DAL 74 16.8 57.7 54.6 12.5 10.7 1.2 6.1
2015-16 35 CLE 74 17.9 58.5 56.4 13.0 9.5 1.4 5.4
2016-17 36 CLE 19 18.6 56.9 54.9 15.5 8.7 1.8 5.7
Rest Of Season Projections 36 CLE 54 20.3 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Richard Jefferson
2016-17 Projections 36 CLE 75 17.7 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Richard Jefferson

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Richard Jefferson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jefferson started at shooting guard and finished with five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one assist across 26 minutes in Tuesday's 121-117 win over the Raptors.

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Jefferson will get the start at shooting guard Tuesday against the Raptors, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.

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Jefferson scored 13 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added four rebounds, two steals and one assist across 26 minutes in Tuesday's 117-88 win over the Knicks.

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Jefferson will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Bulls for rest purposes, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Jefferson agreed Wednesday to re-sign with the Cavaliers on a two-year, $5 million contract, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Jefferson reiterated Tuesday that he's not retiring, and is looking to play two or three more seasons in the NBA, Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Jefferson told the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday that a decision on his retirement is "not set in stone."

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Jefferson announced after the Cavs' 93-89 Game 7 win Sunday over the Warriors in the NBA Finals that he would retire from professional basketball, Dan Devine of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Jefferson will come off the bench for Monday's Game 5 against the Warriors, Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Jefferson will remain in the starting lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Warriors, Rachel Nichols of ESPN.com reports.

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Jefferson scored nine points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and added eight rebounds, two assists and two steals across 33 minutes during the Cavaliers' 120-90 win over the Warriors in Wednesday's Game 3.

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Jefferson will draw the start at power forward for Wednesday's Game 3 against the Warriors, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

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2015-16

In his first two seasons in the NBA, Jefferson played in the Finals with the Nets. Those Jason Kidd-led teams were not able to win the championship, but the 6-7 forward must have thought that getting to the Finals was not such a big deal. The 14-year veteran hopes to get back to the end of the playoffs with the Cavaliers after becoming a Western Conference vagabond over the second half of his career. Jefferson played his first seven years in New Jersey, then went to Milwaukee, San Antonio, Golden State, Utah, and – last season – Dallas. He played a career-low 17 minutes in 74 games (18 starts) with the Mavericks. Jefferson hit an impressive 43 percent of his three-pointers, but there wasn't much else to see from the 35-year-old. He averaged just 5.8 points (44 percent from the field, 68 percent from the line), 0.9 three-pointers, 2.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.1 blocks. There is some concern that he could fall into the hole that swallowed Shawn Marion last season. Jefferson should get some minutes in relief of LeBron James and may be able to hit some three-pointers for the Cavaliers.

2014-15

Richard Jefferson is entering his 14th season in the NBA. Jefferson spent last season with the Jazz, where he averaged 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 27 minutes per game. He played in all 82 games for the third time in his career and shot 45 percent from the field on 8.0 attempts per game and 74 percent from the free-throw line on 2.0 attempts per game. Jefferson signed a league-minimum deal with Dallas in the offseason to fill the role vacated by former teammate Vince Carter. Like Carter, Jefferson is a former All-Star looking to finish his career in a reduced role. He's another shooter (38 percent from behind the arc for his career) in a Dallas arsenal that includes Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons. He may not see the same number of minutes he was allocated in Utah, but he should be a nice addition to a second unit that may include Devin Harris, Brandan Wright, and Al-Farouq Aminu. However, a reduction in minutes would mean that sustaining last season's surprising uptick in minutes unlikely. With his career winding down, Jefferson simply isn't the fantasy weapon he was during his prime.

2013-14

It wasn't that long ago that Jefferson was averaging 19.6 points per game for Milwaukee, and the drop-off in production over the past five years has been staggering. Various injuries (and age) have limited his athleticism, and now his contract is more relevant to teams than his production.

2012-13

Jefferson finds himself on the wrong team at the wrong time. Entering this season at age 32 after a relatively distinguished NBA career, the 11-year veteran is on a team looking to develop its youthful core. Where Jefferson fits will sort itself out in the preseason, but he might serve as a bridge until first-round pick Harrison Barnes is ready.

2011-12

The Spurs were considering using their amnesty provision on Jefferson, but they decided to keep him around for another year. Jefferson had a rough season in 2010-11, averaging only 11.0 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. The one bright side for Jefferson is that he averaged a career-high 1.7 three-pointers per game. Still, given his limited role in the offense, he’s going to have marginal fantasy value.

2010-11

Just two seasons ago-his last with New Jersey- Jefferson was a fantasy must-have, playing close to 39 minutes and scoring 22.6 points per game. His value dropped with his trip to Milwaukee, but he was still about a top-100 player there. All that figured to change with his move to San Antonio, and it did. Jefferson wan unrosterable for the better part of the season, nor does that figure to change much this year.

2009-10

Jefferson relocated to San Antonio this offseason, which is likely to negatively impact his fantasy value unless he modifies his game. Jefferson had become a bit of a one-trick pony of late, scoring at a good clip (19.6 ppg) but without the associated rebounds and assists that had once been a key part of his game. In San Antonio, Jefferson is likely to be at best the fourth option on offense which means that his scoring should take a big hit. His biggest avenue for potential fantasy contribution is in threes, where he is coming off of a career-best 1.4 treys/game last season. Jefferson should see plenty of wide-open looks from downtown by playing off of Tim Duncan’s post play and Tony Parker/Manu Ginobili penetration. If Jefferson knocks down the trey at anywhere near the 40 percent clip that he shot a year ago he could find his value as a scoring/shooting role player, which may even be more valuable than the pure scorer that he has been in recent years.

2008-09

Jefferson’s critics have long suggested that RJ’s production was far too dependent upon setups from Jason Kidd. After this season, we’ll have a pretty good idea if they were right. Jefferson arrives in Wisconsin coming off a remarkably healthy (82 games played) season and a new career-high in scoring average (22.6). But it was empty scoring… his other numbers suffered badly, with rebounding (4.2) at a six-year low. This year, with Scott Skiles calling the plays, we’re expecting Jefferson to be one of the Bucks’ top options on offense and a renewed focus on defense and rebounding, which should lead to improvement in boards and steals. But Ramon Sessions is a pretty significant step down from Kidd, so Jefferson will probably have to work a bit harder for his points.

2007-08

Jefferson was one of 2006-07’s biggest fantasy busts, as ankle injuries made Jersey’s "big three" into a "big two" for 27 games. After another summer of trade rumors, the Nets decided not to move Jefferson for a power forward and re-signed Vince Carter for another run with Jason Kidd. Assuming all three are healthy this year, Jefferson is an excellent candidate for a bounce-back year – and one you might be able to nab in a late round. Look for good scoring with solid percentages and the occasional three from Jefferson this year.

2006-07

Jefferson proved last year that quality, not quantity is the key to being an efficient and effective fantasy player. He only averaged 12.9 field goal attempts last year (teammate Vince Carter averaged 19.2 attempts), but still scored 19.5 points a night on 49.3% shooting from the field. Plain and simple, he makes the most of his scoring opportunities and, with Jason Kidd at the point, Jefferson gets a lot of his points in transition. He also got to the line 7.4 times per night last season and made 81% of his free throws. He needs to improve on his steals (0.8 spg last year) and assists (3.8 apg last year), to move into the top echelon of fantasy players, but if you want consistent, steady play, look for Jefferson in the middle rounds of your draft.

2005-06

Jefferson was ready for a big season last year before going down with a season ending injury in the very same game the Nets brought in Vince Carter. Now healthy, Jefferson looks to provide the third threat that the Nets were looking for in the Kidd/Carter/Jefferson trio. Look for big minutes and solid all around numbers from Jefferson this year.

2004-05

The Nets have decided to rebuild in the off-season, trading away both Kerry Kittles and Kenyon Martin for just future draft picks. The departure of those two players should give Jefferson all the shot attempts he needs to score 23-25 points per game, but those extra opportunities will come at the cost of his field goal percentage. Moreover, Jason Kidd’s injury will hurt Jefferson early on, as he won't receive the ball in optimal position to score, and the Nets won't be as likely to get out on the break. Still, Jefferson will play huge minutes and take plenty of shots, so his scoring, (and probably his rebound) numbers should be up.

2003-04

Jefferson fits perfectly in the Nets' up-tempo offense and will continue to excel playing alongside Jason Kidd. In his second year as the Nets' starting small forward, expect his 15 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, one steal, and .5 blocks to improve slightly.