Report: Richard Jefferson agrees to deal with Nuggets
NBA.com Global on Oct 17, 2017 09:58 AM
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) battles Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) for space during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
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The Denver Nuggets are reportedly adding a dash of veteran leadership to their promising young core.
Free agent forward Richard Jefferson is closing in on a one-year, $2.3M deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Richard Jefferson is on the verge of signing with the Nuggets, who have playoff aspirations centered around budding star center Nikola Jokic and offseason acquisition Paul Millsap.
Wojnarowski added in a later tweet that Denver would likely waive veteran point guard Jameer Nelson in order to create the necessary roster spot for Jefferson.
The 37-year-old swingman spent the last two seasons in Cleveland, where he won a championship ring with the Cavs in 2016. He averaged 5.7 points in just over 20 minutes per contest last season.