Richard Jefferson Wants Two More Yrs in NBA
(Richard) Jefferson has figured this stuff out. He understood that the Jazz were thrilled to make him their highest-paid player at $11 million for one season — his contract comes off the books next summer — and that the Warriors were just as tickled to dump his contract so they could sign Andre Iguodala. He wants to play two more years, then slide into a career in management or broadcasting.
“When you’re an older player and you’re making a high number and your number is probably not to your value,” Jefferson said. “A lot of times you become trade bait. And I understand that. I saw it happen to friends, I saw it happen to vets. I saw it happen to mentors.”