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Report: Richard Jefferson reaches one-year deal with Mavericks

Jul 14, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

Richard Jefferson Jazz AP

The Dallas Mavericks are rounding out their roster. They’ve got their stars — Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler — now they are trying to put some depth around them.

Enter Richard Jefferson.

We can debate how much is left in those legs but Dallas is willing to give him a shot on a one-year deal at the league minimum, reports Marc Stein at ESPN.

Jefferson shot 40.9 percent from three last season (he was a starter for the Jazz averaging 10.1 points a game) and the Mavs will ask him to step into Vince Carter’s role of a wing shooter off the bench. The problem is that Carter still has a lot more all-around game than Jefferson at this point, Jefferson is 34 and father time is now winning the race.

But on a minimum deal and in a limited role, this is not the worst gamble by the Mavs. They just can’t expect too much.

  1. 4thquartermagic - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Not sure what to think of the Mavs team. They got the pieces to be successful but will all those pieces fit?

    Interested in watching them next year.

    • elcapitanfiscal - Jul 14, 2014 at 7:03 PM

      We are going to win it all

  2. shackdelrio - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Wow, I didn’t even know Richard Jefferson was still in the league

    • apkyletexas - Jul 14, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      He wanted to retire, but NBA rules require that all former NJ Nets play at least one season for the Mavericks. It’s similar to the one year college rule.

      • genericcommenter - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM

        Plus, 2 years after he retires they will trade him back to the Nets.

  3. patsmiley - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Richard Jefferson has the smallest ears in the NBA

    • spursareold - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:55 PM

      They’re larger than his confidence and aggressiveness.

    • patfic5 - Jul 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      What about D Howards?

      • nickjackalson - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:41 PM

        got a bigger head

        so the ears are bigger, too

  4. lakerade - Jul 14, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Parsons will fill most of the void that Vince left, Jefferson is just for a little depth, if any.

  5. csbanter - Jul 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    The Mavs have a hard time attracting younger players in recent years, but why ?

  6. campcouch - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    RJ is collecting for retirement. Get paid!

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