HoopsHype Richard Jefferson rumors

January 15, 2012 Updates

Richard Jefferson said the team’s youth is a contributing factor to the Spurs’ early road struggles. “It is, but we have to play better, myself included,” Jefferson said at the team’s Sunday morning shootaround. “In a situation like this with a lot of crazy games a lot of scheduling conflicts as far as back to back to backs, home games become even more important. And road games become even tougher to get.” The Spurs are also attempting to compensate for the loss of leading scorer Manu Ginobili and backup point guard T.J. Ford, who both will be out of the lineup for at least another month with injuries. “If you combine that with a few injuries, not having the normal practice time because you have to be even more perfect on the road,” Jefferson said. “So you have to make less turnovers, shoot a better percentage and be more exact. “We haven’t been that. I believe we aren’t far off but we still have a lot of work to do.” San Antonio Express-News

December 17, 2011 Updates

After a week of flirting with other small forwards, the Spurs will open the preseason tonight at the Toyota Center with Richard Jefferson still on the roster and the remaining three years and $30.5 million on his contract still on the team payroll. Friday’s NBA deadline for executing amnesty on a player – waiving him in order to clean his contract off the books for salary-cap purposes – came and went without Jefferson being jettisoned. The Spurs had been strongly considering releasing the 31-year-old Jefferson, but backed away when they couldn’t seem to attract a suitable replacement. Though amnesty is off the table for the 2011-12 season, the team could still use the one-time provision for next season beginning in July. San Antonio Express-News

December 16, 2011 Updates

The Spurs had been strongly considering releasing the 31-year-old Jefferson, but backed away when they couldn’t seem to attract a suitable replacement. Though amnesty is off the table for the 2011-12 season, the team could still use the one-time provision for next season beginning in July. In two seasons with the Spurs, Jefferson averaged 11.6 points. He shot 44 percent from 3-point range last season, a career-high and fifth-best in the league. “He had a hell of a year for us,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “I think he’ll just move forward from there.” San Antonio Express-News

Don Harris: Spurs would have amnestied RJ had Grant Hill, Caron Butler or Josh Howard accepted an offer. All 3 said no. Still time. Midnight is near. Twitter

December 9, 2011 Updates
December 8, 2011 Updates

Chris Mannix: Richard Jefferson generating interest from several teams, source says. Most waiting for Jefferson to clear waivers before talking offer. Twitter

December 7, 2011 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs have decided to use their one-time amnesty clause on Richard Jefferson to waive their starting small forward, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The decision allows the Spurs to remove the three years and $30.5 million left on Jefferson’s contract from the team’s payroll for salary-cap and tax purposes. Jefferson will still be paid the $30.5 million. Yahoo! Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Spurs have decided to use the amnesty clause on contract of Richard Jefferson, league sources tell Y! Sports. He has 3 years, $30M left. Twitter

December 3, 2011 Updates
November 29, 2011 Updates

The other new cast member, we're told, is Kesha Ni’cole Nichols. She was set to marry Richard Jefferson back in 2009, but he bailed on the $2 million wedding the night ... telling her via email. According to our sources, Nichols talks openly about the wedding on the show and has thus far been well-liked by the rest of the cast. TMZ.com

June 24, 2011 Updates
June 23, 2011 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers nearly completed a blockbuster trade on Wednesday afternoon, but the deal fell apart in the late stages. San Antonio was prepared to ship Tony Parker and the #29 pick to Portland in exchange for Andre Miller, Nicolas Batum and the #21 pick. Other players would have been added in order to make salaries work. However, the deal died when the Spurs insisted that Richard Jefferson be included in the talks. Since San Antonio's attempt to add Jefferson, talks have quieted, but they could pick up tomorrow if one of these teams has a change of heart. HoopsWorld

David Aldridge: Before you send Tony Parker anywhere in draft trades, know that Spurs are asking teams to take RJeff as well. Not much interest so far. Twitter

June 22, 2011 Updates
April 17, 2011 Updates

Zach Randolph scored nine of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies won their first playoff game in franchise history, stunning the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 on Sunday. Memphis trailed in the final minute when Shane Battier buried a 3-pointer with 23.9 seconds left, putting the Grizzlies ahead 99-98. San Antonio had a chance to force overtime, but Richard Jefferson missed an open 3-pointer as time expired. ESPN.com

February 23, 2011 Updates

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