The Nuggets recently signed Richard Jefferson to the forward position, says Tim Connelly, the team’s president of basketball operations. Jefferson makes his way to Denver by way of Cleveland, coming off of a successful run with the 2015-16 NBA champions.
Aside from playing for the Cavaliers for their 2015-16 championship season, Jefferson played for Cleveland last year, when the Cavs were the Eastern Conference Champions. During the season, he played in 79 games, averaging 5.7 points, one assist, and 2.5 rebounds for the season.
Jefferson, who played on seven teams before joining the Nuggets, has a career record of 1,161 games, 809 of which were starts. In those games, the forward averaged 12.8 points, 2.1 assists, and 4.1 rebounds.