SAN ANTONIO -- According to a Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, forward Richard Jefferson has opted out of the last year of his contract.
The 6 feet, 7 inch forward's contract would have guaranteed him $15.2 million.
Jefferson was supposed to be the answer for the Spurs, but just never seemed to find a groove until late in the season.
He averaged just 12.3 points per game, the lowest of his rookie season.
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That was a dumb decision by him unless some team (or teams) have showed preliminary interest (tampered)... He's actually a good fit it Miami if they decide to go with Bosh, Wade and splitting the FA money opposed to a third All star.... another place could be a return to New Jersey or to LA (clippers)
Probably not considering he has been having some crappy seasons. Last year he was ok, but he will probably get no more than the MLE for 3 or 4 years. I really don't see a team with cap room throwing money at him since he isn't that great of a player. He must be really unhappy in SA since he left a lot of money on the table.
I'm not sure I understand. The Spurs have no cap space to get anyone else. So isn't having Richard Jefferson better than NOT having him, even if he's a disappointment? At very least, its an expirer.....