The veteran presence of Richard Jefferson has helped the Cleveland Cavaliers the past two seasons. Jefferson is viewed as one of the more popular Cavaliers as seen by his successful podcast interviewing teammates. Unfortunately for him, there are now sixteen players with guaranteed contracts on Cleveland’s roster with the NBA limit being fifteen on the official roster.
The Cavaliers added depth at the wing position with the acquisition of Jae Crowder. Cleveland will have Crowder play the minutes Jefferson had in the NBA Finals last season and many more in a bigger role. It will be interesting to see if Jefferson signs with another team if he is cut or if he chooses to retire.