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Cavs News: Cavaliers to Sign Richard Jefferson to One-Year Deal

Richard Jefferson

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers added some more veteran leadership off the bench with the signing of former Dallas Mavericks small forward Richard Jefferson.

Jefferson, who originally committed to re-sign with Mark Cuban and his Mavericks earlier this July, changed his mind in recent days and is instead currently finalizing a one-year veteran minimum deal with the Cavs.

The 35-year old small forward, known for his efficient three-point shooting and dunking abilities, averaged 5.8 points (42.6 percent shooting from three-point range) and 2.5 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game this past season with the Mavericks.

He is a career 13.9 points per game scorer, while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range over his 14-year NBA career.

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