The Richard Jefferson experience has come to a surprising end after the veteran swingman decided to take his talents to the shores of Lake Erie. Jefferson will no longer have passes clank off his valiant hands in a Maverick uniform. Before the DeAndre detonation, it was believed that Jefferson would return to the Mavericks on another one-year deal, but Marc Stein indicates that that is no longer the case.
Another curveball in Mavs' offseason: Hearing that vet swingman Richard Jefferson, thought to be staying in Dallas, now signing with Cavs— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 21, 2015
All things considered, Jefferson had a really solid year for the Mavericks. On a team bereft of outside shooting, Jefferson provided a reliable source of three-point ammunition. Al-Farouq Aminu's late season emergence pushed Jefferson towards the margins, but Jefferson stayed ready when he was called upon. With the health concerns of Wes Matthewsand Chandler Parsons, Jefferson would have been expected to play a valuable role in the early portion of this season. It'll now be up to Justin Anderson to eat up all those minutes and excel in the process.
Jefferson was nice, funny guy in the locker room and always seemed to have something interesting to say. We'll always have this amazing dunk that didn't count. So long, RJ.