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116. Richard Jefferson

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116. Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson may never have been an NBA All Star but it can certainly be argued that he was on the cusp of it in multiple seasons.  The best seasons of Jefferson’s career took place with the New Jersey Nets where twice he averaged over 22 Points per Game and another 19 PPG campaigns.  Later in his professional career as a reserve player with the Cleveland Cavaliers he would win a NBA Championship.

He would also play for Team U.S.A. in the disappointing 2004 squad that only won a Bronze Medal, but remember he was still a member of that roster, which reflects where he stood at the time in the basketball world.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Small Forward
  • Played For: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz
  • College: Arizona
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 13th Overall in 2001
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2016)
    NBA Champion (Cleveland Cavaliers 2016)
    Olympic Bronze Medal (U.S.A., 2004)
    FIBA Americas Championship Gold Medal (U.S.A., 2003)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (1) (2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2010-11)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (2003-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (1) (2010-11)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (2) (2005-06 & 2010-14)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (1) (2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (2) (2003-04 & 2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Per Game (1) (2007-08)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (2003-04)

  • Notable All-time Rankings:

    55. Games Played: 1,181
    91. Minutes Played: 34,293

Should Richard Jefferson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 2.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 19.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 34.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 43.9%
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