Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 5:12 pm  |  31 responses

Richard Jefferson Re-Signing with Spurs

Jefferson’s expected to sign a multi-year deal, giving him long-term security despite the likelihood of another lackluster season. From the San Antonio Express-News: “Free agent forward Richard Jefferson is en route to San Antonio this afternoon, where he is set to sign a long-term contract with the Spurs on Wednesday. Details of the new deal are not yet available, but his salary next season will be well below the $15.2 million he would have been guaranteed had he not opted out of the final season of his contract with the Spurs on June 30.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Anyone remember his Nike Commericals with Vince Carter? Those were the days… Seems like forever ago.

  • unrel

    we’ll see if he leaves the contract at the alter.. i mean.. table..

  • Holiday

    The Spurs and Celtics are really starting to look prehistoric!

  • c_cantrell

    ok this is random but y are some of yals names blue? y is my name not blue lol

  • http://google.com unrel

    usually it’s a link to a website i think..

  • unrel

    ^like how i put google on mine.. it’s the 3rd line after you put your email

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ok thanx unrel

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Dammit! Ok, im forced to trust rc and pop, I expect better things from rj going forward.

  • chingy

    That’s right niQ, those were the days. Seems like ages ago; which just shows, athleticism can only take you so far, and it is awfully fleeting.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Good new for the Spurs.. Now they need to take a good, hard look at their bench if they expect to get back into contention..

  • irrelevantly relevant

    where exactly was he goin?

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    The River Walk is full of bacteria and disease.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Spurs are dead!!!

  • olddirtyphil

    who ops out of 15.2 million dollars

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    curious what kind of deal he gets, will the long-term aspect be worth the short-term pay cut?

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    barnes would have been cheaper and sucked less.

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    So he opted out just so the Spurs would have the cap space to ink Splitter, right? I hope Tiago’s a beast. It’s weird seeing the Spurs without fangs.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    after a lackluster performance last year, it’s good to hear that RJ felt bad enough to agree to opt out of the contract and sign up for less money. It’s redemption time, richard

  • Ronald

    @LA Huey: I don’t think that was it. They used the MLE (or most of it) to sign Tiaggo anyway.

  • T-Money

    i dont think he felt bad for anything, he made a business move. he traded upfront money for years.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I can’t wait to watch Splitter play in the league he SHOULD have been playing in years ago.

  • MikeC.

    Awhile ago I read that RJ’s decision was based on the chance to get one more long-term contract before a potential lockout. It was based on him knowing he wasn’t going to get another huge deal, so he wanted to get something mid-range in case the new CBA pushed salaries lower. Smart business move, considering he’s getting a little older (damn that makes me feel really old), and if he gets a multiyear deal, even smarter.

  • Stillballin

    Why did he go back to spurs?? He scary of the head coach.

  • whoooo!

    Impressive move by the Spurs’ front office. Because Jefferson opted out & they were over the cap, they could only offer the LLE or like $2mil remaining from the MLE. RJ looked like crap overall, but he played well at times, and there was no chance they’d get anyone better for $2mil. signing Splitter for less than the MLE (while Houston gives Scola a $57mil contract) was their best move this offseason though.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i cant wait to see tiago play

  • Anthony

    As a Spurs fan, im confident for the upcoming season. If healthy, our rotation at the 1-2 position is scary, TP Manu and Hill will be something to watch. Their are the main reason why the Spurs will be in the top3

    I hope Splitter can play and adapt to the team really quickly, which is somehow, not easy. Im thinking about Finley and Horry who needed 1year to play well with the team.

    And I think it will be Jefferson’s case, he never really find his place last year, now I hope he understands his role and Pop should have now a better feel at how using him properly and when.

    My main concern is at the 4/5 position, Duncan will give us 18/9 as usual (maybe less because Pop wont use him more than 35min) but how Dejuan Blair can improve from last year, is Dyess can still give us good minute, how Splitter will adapt, I really dont know.

    IF it all works well, we can play anybody. But we really need to stay healthy and use the 82 games to build enough confidence for the Playoffs.

  • hobbes

    RJ’s best game was against Spurs in the 2003 Finals, he is now a overpaid dude who don’t play defense and no offense when it counts. Pop’s brain is shrinking to resign him…

  • http://RickyRude@hotmail.com RickyRude

    Never count out the Spurs. Never.

  • JTaylor21

    I always knew that this guy was the player everyone made him out to be last year when he joined the spurs. for someone who alledgely has a 40+ vertical, he does a lot of weak dunks and layups. Seems like J.Kidd did a lof for kmart and rj careers. People underrate Jkidd alot and overrated steve nash even more. Dude is creeping up on Magic and he’ll probably never catch the Big O in trip dubs. It’s a shame that he has no MVPs but took the nets to 2 straight finals while steve nash has 2 MVPs but hasn’t even sniffed a Conf. Championship. What’s the world coming to.

  • JTaylor21

    ^ wasn’t the player

  • jojo

    Scottie reynolds or Tmac will be a good addition