Richard Jefferson could play another two or three more years in the NBA.
Richard Jefferson has backtracked on his decision to retire after winning his first NBA championship and may play two to three more years, reports Chris Mannix of The Vertical.
The Cavaliers are expected to re-sign Jefferson, but he could attract interest from other teams on a short-term deal, according to Mannix.
Jefferson, 36, is coming off a solid season where he averaged 5.5 points and 1.7 rebounds off the bench for the Cavaliers. In the playoffs, he saw a bit more playing time due to an injury to Kevin Love and he averaged 5.4 points and 3.5 rebounds.
He has spent 15 seasons in the NBA. He played seven seasons with the New Jersey Nets and then went on to play for the Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks.