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Salt Lake Tribune Apr 17, 2014

Utah Jazz LIVE: Jefferson says not to count on big impact from rookie

NBA veteran Richard Jefferson is unlikely to be back with the Jazz next season, because he’s seeking a playoff opportunity. And while he believes “significant improvement” ahead for the franchise, it won’t be because of a first-round draft pick’s immediate contribution. “Even if you draft a kid, he’s going to be 19 years old,” Jefferson said. “He’s not going to have an over-the-top impact at 19. It takes two or three years.” The Jazz’s development is “a difficult process that you go through at t...
Deseret Morning News Apr 10, 2014
Utah Jazz: Jazz forward Richard Jefferson rants about NCAA, NBA age limit

Utah Jazz: Jazz forward Richard Jefferson rants about NCAA, NBA age limit

If there’s one thing Richard Jefferson has shown during his season in Utah, it’s that the outspoken athlete...
Deseret Morning News Apr 8, 2014

Utah Jazz: Mavericks use red-hot shooting to pull away, lead Jazz 61-46 at the half.

Richard Jefferson and Enes Kanter each have 11 points, but the Dallas Mavericks shot a blistering 70 percent from the field...
Deseret Morning News Apr 6, 2014
Utah Jazz: Richard Jefferson nearing his goal of playing all 82 games

Utah Jazz: Richard Jefferson nearing his goal of playing all 82 games

With just six games to go, including Sundays trip back to Golden State and Oracle Arena, the 34-year-old has not only...
Salt Lake Tribune Apr 5, 2014

Utah Jazz: Richard Jefferson proving he still belongs

Richard Jefferson couldn’t watch. He’d twice made a run to the NBA Finals with the New Jersey Nets, so with one of his former teams battling for the title that has eluded him, Jefferson stayed away from the television set. It had been a difficult season for the forward, perhaps the most difficult of his career. He’d ripped his calf in the preseason and the injury was nagging. On top of that, his back had started to seize up badly. And the veteran found himself at the end of the Golden State benc...

Morning shootaround: Finding energy, purpose down the stretch

In the locker room after last night's loss to Detroit, we heard a lot of the things that we've heard after losses this year — in particular, this late-season variation on a theme, from Richard Jefferson."When you're playing a lot of young guys [heavy] minutes … toward the end, they start to get tired mentally, physically, emotionally. We're showing every sign of that."Jefferson defended himself and his teammates, saying that everyone came early, stayed late, watched film, got up...
Salt Lake Tribune Mar 23, 2014

Jazz veteran Jefferson close to goal of playing 82 games

Richard Jefferson decided last October one of his goals this season was to play 82 games for his new team, the Utah Jazz. Twelve to go. Heading into Monday night’s game against Detroit at EnergySolutions Arena, Jefferson is the only player on the roster with perfect attendance. Nobody else has played 70 games like the 33-year-old small forward. “I’ve always been a guy who never really liked to miss games, even when I was younger and had some injuries,” Jefferson said. “They had to force me to si...
Salt Lake Tribune Mar 23, 2014

Utah Jazz: Richard Jefferson’s hot hand helps Jazz get off to good start

The Jazz don’t run a whole lot of plays for Richard Jefferson. More accurately, the Jazz may not run ANY plays for Richard Jefferson. But Utah made the most of the forward’s hot hand in the first quarter Saturday night at EnergySolutions Arena, seeking him out early and often to jump-start the Utah offense in an 89-88 victory over Orlando. Jefferson scored 17 in that first period, playing every minute and hitting each of his four 3-point attempts to give the Jazz an 11-point lead. The 33-year-ol...
SLC Dunk Mar 22, 2014
Richard Jefferson and the Utah Jazz outduel the Orlando Magic 89-88

Richard Jefferson and the Utah Jazz outduel the Orlando Magic 89-88

The Jazz win a game that had all the intrigue of an NIT 2nd round game. Behind a hot start by veteran Richard Jefferson and some clutch 4th quarter shooting by Trey Burke, the Utah Jazz were able to just outlast the Orlando Magic tonight 89-88.  Richard Jefferson was the real story to start the game as he came out guns ablazing with a start that would have had Wilt Chamberlain shaking in his postcoital pajamas, if he were still with us today.  Jefferson scored a career 1st quarter high 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting as he hit open 3 pointer after open 3 set up by Trey Burke and Gordon...

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