Richard Jefferson isn’t hanging ‘em up just yet.
“I will be starting my 17th season next year, I am not retiring,” he said.
After Jefferson won a title with the Cavaliers in 2016, he informally said he would be retiring, but he backed away from that claim 72 hours later and signed a three-year deal the Cavaliers.
Jefferson is set to earn $2.5 million in 2017-18.
Given that the final year of his three-year contract is non-guaranteed, it does seem there’s a good chance that the 2017-18 season will be his last.
Jefferson has played for seven NBA teams, spending most of his career with the New Jersey Nets, who drafted him out of Arizona in 2001.
Heading into the 2016-17 season, Jefferson was the 10th oldest active player in the NBA.
He can still jump, though:
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