|June 28 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST21:28 UAE19:2813:28 ET12:28 PM CT16:28 - Jefferson announced he would retire following the Cavaliers' victory in Game 7 of the NBA Finals but now wants to play multiple more seasons, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports.
Analysis: With rumors swirling that the 36-year-old may join friend Luke Walton's coaching staff with the Lakers, Jefferson now appears to be leaning toward returning as a player. Jefferson started two of the Cavs' 21 playoff games, averaging 5.4 points and 18.1 minutes while providing a strong defensive presence.
|Mar. 20 10:58 PM PT11:58 PM MT12:58 AM CT1:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:581:58 ET11:58 PM CT4:58 - Jefferson had a season-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a 122-101 loss to Miami on Saturday.
Analysis: Jefferson, averaging 5.6 points this season, had a combined 23 in his previous nine games.
|July 21 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST23:34 UAE21:3415:34 ET2:34 PM CT18:34 - A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavaliers and Jefferson have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for next season.
Analysis: Jefferson, who came off the bench in Dallas last season, will receive the veteran's minimum salary, said the person who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed. The 35-year-old Jefferson averaged 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for the Mavericks. He shot a team-leading 43 percent from 3-point range. Jefferson was the No. 13 overall pick in the 2001 draft by Houston.