Richard Jefferson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Richard Jefferson says Cavs 'shocked' by David Griffin exit, compares GM to Theo Epstein

    ESPN "Richard Jefferson says the Cavaliers players were "shocked" to hear Cleveland was parting ways with general manager David Griffin late Monday night. Griffin shepherded the Cavs to three straight NBA Finals appearances and the first championship in franchise history last year. Jefferson also..." June 21

  • Cavs' Richard Jefferson says he might retire this offseason ... for real this time

    CBS Sports "Veteran Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson chose to bow out gracefully and retire after Cleveland's dramatic Game 7 NBA Finals win over the Warriors in 2016 ... but then he changed his mind. Jefferson ended up re-signing with the Cavs on a two-year, $5.1 million contract. Now, it appears, the..." June 16

  • Richard Jefferson: Pressure is on Warriors ahead of Game 5

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson is piling the pressure on the Golden State Warriors ahead of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The two teams find themselves in a similar situation to last year, with the series returning to the bay area with Golden State holding a 3-1 lead. The Warriors..." June 12

  • Without championship, Richard Jefferson says Cavaliers' season will be unsuccessful

    ESPN "The defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are on the verge of possibly being swept by the Golden State Warriors, who hold a 3-0 series lead entering Friday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Regardless of Friday's outcome, Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson said the team's goal entering the season..." June 09

  • Richard Jefferson: Cavs have no need for major changes after Game 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are definitely not in panic mode, even after being blown out by the Golden State Warriors in the opening game of the NBA Finals. Veteran forward Richard Jefferson was particularly bullish, telling reporters Saturday that the Cavs’ gameplan did not require a major..." June 04

  • Richard Jefferson warns Warriors of trash talk

    247 Sports "The war of words is just beginning. During media availability for the 2017 NBA Finals on Wednesday, 36-year-old veteran Richard Jefferson warned the Golden State Warriors regarding trash talk against the Cleveland Cavaliers. There has been a lot of back-and-forth banter between both teams..." May 31

  • JR Smith, Richard Jefferson Respond to Bradley Beal Saying Cavs Didn’t Want to See Wizards

    Black Sports Online "It’s an actual fact, but Bradley Beal shouldn’t be the one delivering the message. NBA logic suggest that the Washington Wizards would have matched up better with the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the strength of their dynamic backcourt, and Beal harped on that point when making these comments...." May 20

  • Cavaliers Richard Jefferson calls out Warriors Draymond Green

    Fanrag Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson has responded to Golden State big man Draymond Green’s criticism about the Cavaliers’ level of competition in the playoffs, according to Jordan Heck. Green recently said he likes to watch “good basketball,” and that when Cleveland plays, “you’re..." May 11

  • Richard Jefferson on Draymond Green’s podcast: It’s ‘something you try and fall asleep to’

    Sportsnaut "The level of petty in today’s NBA just continues to be taken to another level. Whether rival players actually don’t like one another or if it’s just for show, there’s a lot of trash-talking taking place around the Association. From LeBron James’ Warriors-themed birthday party to Stephen Curry..." April 07

  • Bill Walton tells story on-air of how he got Richard Jefferson suspended for two games at Arizona

    Awful Announcing "Wednesday night’s ESPN broadcast of Dave Pasch, Bill Walton and Dick Vitale calling the NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers produced plenty of memorable moments, but the highlight may have been Walton sharing an unusual story about his connection to Cavs’ forward..." February 16

  • Cavs' Jefferson: LeBron 'always wants to feel uncomfortable'

    ESPN "Forty-eight hours before the Cleveland Cavaliers lost at home to a sub-.500 Sacramento Kings team, LeBron James sat in front of his locker at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and touched and twisted his overgrown black beard as he unloaded on the state of his team. He had been growing..." January 26

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