It appears as if Richard Jefferson will be back for another run, after all.
That comes straight from Yahoo Sports, which reported the Cavaliers forward “has decided not to retire and hopes to play two to three more seasons.”
Jefferson initially told FOX Sports Ohio he planned to retire. He said it immediately after the Cavs’ Game 7 win in the NBA Finals over the Warriors, a win that delivered the franchise’s first championship.
He later backed off the comments, telling fans at the team’s rally that he would indeed return.
Jefferson, 36, was a valuable contributor off the bench all season, averaging 5.5 points in 74 games. He also started in Games 5 and 6 of the Finals in place of the injured and recovering Kevin Love.
Per Yahoo: “Jefferson has proven to be durable late in his career, playing at least 74 games in each of the last three seasons. Cleveland is expected to try to re-sign him, while Jefferson is a strong candidate to land a lucrative, short-term deal from a team in need of reaching the salary-cap floor.”