Will Richard Jefferson Get Playing Time?
When it comes to which Warriors’ player will be getting the minutes at small forward this season, few seem to be giving Richard Jefferson much of a shot.
Conventional wisdom is that rookie Harrison Barnes and Brandon Rush, whom the team re-signed in August, will be holding down that spot. And if not them, then Draymond Green, the Warriors’ second-round selection, could be in the mix for some playing time.
But don’t overlook Jefferson. He’s got something going for him that nobody on the Warriors’ roster can touch: Extensive playoff experience. And that experience will likely keep him in the forefront of coach Mark Jackson’s mind when it comes to playing time this season – particularly late in close games.