Richard Jefferson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Richard Jefferson says NBA Finals was closer than it looked

    CSN Bay Area "Richard Jefferson is still very upset that the Cavs lost to the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals. And according to the 37-year old, the series could have gone the other way. "Fans don't fully grasp it," he explained on The Bill Simmons Podcast. "We lose 4-1, right. We didn't play great. But..." September 17

  • Richard Jefferson hints Deron Williams did not enjoy his time with Cavs

    Larry Brown Sports "Deron Williams’ tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers was thoroughly forgettable, and apparently he feels the same way as well. In the latest episode of his “Road Trippin'” podcast, Cavs forward Richard Jefferson hinted to guest Dave McMenamin of ESPN that Williams did not exactly enjoy his time..." August 15

  • Richard Jefferson: Kyrie Irving has had ‘a much tougher time’ with Cavs than realized

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson weighed in on Kyrie Irving’s trade request with unusual candor upon hearing it. Jefferson actually learned of the trade request while recording an episode of his Road Trippin’ podcast, and was quite honest in his assessment, including a look at why..." July 24

  • Richard Jefferson will return to Cavs next season

    Akron Beacon Journal "Richard Jefferson will return to the Cavaliers next season, he said Wednesday during the latest episode of his “Road Trippin’” podcast. Jefferson, who turned 37 on June 21, has one guaranteed year remaining on his contract at $2.5 million. “I will be starting my 17th season next year, I am..." July 05

  • Richard Jefferson's ex-business manager accused of $7M fraud

    ESPN "A former business manager for Richard Jefferson has been charged with defrauding the Cleveland Cavaliers forward of $7 million during his NBA career. According to a June 14 indictment in U.S. District Court in Tucson, Arizona, that was obtained by the Arizona Daily Star, Theodore Kritza has..." July 01

  • 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

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