Not to anyone's surprise, Golden State Warriors forward Richard Jefferson will exercise his player option for the 2013-14 season and become an unrestricted free agent after the season concludes, his agent Todd Eley conveyed to

“Richard has exercised his option to include the 2013-14 season in his current contract,” Eley said.

Jefferson, 32, will earn $11 million next season by opting into the final year of a four-year, $38 million contract he signed in 2010. If he declined the option, that would have made him an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The 12-year vet appeared in 56 game during his 2012-13 campaign and averaged 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 10.1 minutes per game.