Richard Jefferson

Denver Nuggets, Small Forward
Age: 43-9d (Jun 21, 1980)
Exp: 17 Years
Country: US
College: Arizona
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2001
Agent(s): Todd W. Eley
2024-25 Cash

$0

Career Earnings

$115,046,209

2017-2017

Richard Jefferson signed a 1 year , $2,302,340 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $2,302,340 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,302,340.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,302,340
Average Salary:
$2,302,340
GTD at Sign:
$2,302,340
Total GTD:
$2,302,340
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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2016-2018

Richard Jefferson signed a 3 year , $7,612,500 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,537,500.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $7,612,500
Average Salary:
$2,537,500
GTD at Sign:
$5,000,000
Total GTD:
$5,000,000
Signed Using:
taxpayer-mid-level-exception
Free Agent:
2019 / UFA
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2015-2015

Richard Jefferson signed a 1 year , $1,499,187 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $1,499,187 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,499,187.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,499,187
Average Salary:
$1,499,187
GTD at Sign:
$1,499,187
Total GTD:
$1,499,187
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2016 / UFA
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2014-2014

Richard Jefferson signed a 1 year , $1,448,490 contract with the Dallas Mavericks, including $1,448,490 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,448,490.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,448,490
Average Salary:
$1,448,490
GTD at Sign:
$1,448,490
Total GTD:
$1,448,490
Signed Using:
Minimum
Free Agent:
2015 / UFA
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2010-2013

Richard Jefferson signed a 4 year , $38,892,000 contract with the San Antonio Spurs, including $38,892,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,723,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $38,892,000
Average Salary:
$9,723,000
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$38,892,000
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2014 / UFA
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2005-2009 Extension

Richard Jefferson signed a 5 year , $61,000,000 contract with the New Jersey Nets, including $61,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $12,200,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $61,000,000
Average Salary:
$12,200,000
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$61,000,000
Signed Using:
Free Agent:
2010 / UFA
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2001-2004 Rookie

Richard Jefferson signed a 4 year , $6,715,314 contract with the New Jersey Nets, including $6,715,314 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,678,829.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $6,715,314
Average Salary:
$1,678,829
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$6,715,314
Signed Using:
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$115,046,209

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

9 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2001 21
Active
$1,379,400
$1,379,400
2002 22
Active
$1,482,840
$2,862,240
2003 23
Active
$1,586,280
$4,448,520
2004 24
Active
$2,266,794
$6,715,314
2005 25
Active
$10,200,000
$16,915,314
2006 26
Active
$11,200,000
$28,115,314
2007 27
Active
$12,200,000
$40,315,314
2008 28
Active
$13,200,000
$53,515,314
2009 29
Active
$14,200,000
$67,715,314
2010 30
Active
$8,400,000
$76,115,314
2011 31
Active
$7,470,878
$83,586,192
2012 32
Active
$10,164,000
$93,750,192
2013 33
Active
$11,046,000
$104,796,192
2014 34
Active
$1,448,490
$106,244,682
2015 35
Active
$1,499,187
$107,743,869
Champion
2016 36
Active
$2,500,000
$110,243,869
2017 37
Retained
Active
$2,500,000
$2,302,340
$112,743,869
$115,046,209
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2001
21
$1,379,400
$1,379,400
$1,379,400
2002
22
$1,482,840
$1,482,840
$2,862,240
2003
23
$1,586,280
$1,586,280
$4,448,520
2004
24
$2,266,794
$2,266,794
$6,715,314
2005
25
$10,200,000
$10,200,000
$16,915,314
2006
26
$11,200,000
$11,200,000
$28,115,314
2007
27
$12,200,000
$12,200,000
$40,315,314
2008
28
$13,200,000
$13,200,000
$53,515,314
2009
29
$14,200,000
$14,200,000
$67,715,314
2010
30
$8,400,000
$8,400,000
$76,115,314
2011
31
$7,470,878
$7,470,878
$83,586,192
2012
32
$10,164,000
$10,164,000
$93,750,192
2013
33
$11,046,000
$11,046,000
$104,796,192
2014
34
$1,448,490
$1,448,490
$106,244,682
2015
35
$1,499,187
$1,499,187
$107,743,869
2016
36
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$110,243,869
2017
37
$2,500,000
$2,302,340
$2,500,000
$2,302,340
$112,743,869
$115,046,209

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $40,315,314 - - $40,315,314
1 $13,200,000 - - $13,200,000
3 $30,070,878 - - $30,070,878
1 $10,164,000 - - $10,164,000
1 $11,046,000 - - $11,046,000
1 $1,448,490 - - $1,448,490
2 $3,999,187 - - $3,999,187
1 $2,500,000 - - $2,500,000
1 $2,302,340 - - $2,302,340

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2016-17 CLE Jan 25, 2017 - Jan 26, 2017 1 Personal
2016-17 CLE Mar 30, 2017 - Apr 01, 2017 2 Knee
2017-18 DEN Feb 15, 2018 - Mar 02, 2018 5 Wrist
  • Oct 19, 2017 Signed a 1 year $2.3 million contract with Denver (DEN)
  • Oct 14, 2017 Waived by Atlanta (ATL)
  • Oct 14, 2017 Traded to Atlanta (ATL) from Cleveland (CLE) with Kay Felder , cash ($2,956,529), 2020 2nd round pick and 2019 2nd round pick (#41 - traded) for Dimitrios Agravanis and Sergey Gladyr
  • Jul 28, 2016 Signed a 3 year $7.6 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Aug 05, 2015 Signed a 1 year $1.5 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jul 20, 2014 Signed a 1 year $1.45 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
  • Jul 10, 2014 Utah (UTH) renounced their free-agent exception rights
  • Jul 10, 2013 Traded to Utah (UTA) from Golden State (GSW) as part of a 3-team trade: Denver (DEN) traded Andre Iguodala to Golden State (GSW); Denver (DEN) traded 2018 2nd round pick to Utah (UTA); Golden State (GSW) traded Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush, 2017 1st round pick and 2014 1st round pick to Utah (UTA); Utah (UTA) traded Randy Foye to Denver (DEN); Utah (UTA) traded Kevin Murphy to Golden State (GSW)
  • Jun 01, 2013 Exercised $11.046 million Player Option with Golden State (GSW)
  • Mar 15, 2012 Traded to Golden State (GSW) from San Antonio (SAS) with T.J. Ford and a 2012 first-round draft pick for Stephen Jackson
  • Jul 22, 2010 Signed a 4 year $39 million contract with San Antonio (SA)
  • Jun 30, 2010 Exercised an Early Termination Option in order to void the remaining seasons on current contract with San Antonio (SAS)
  • Jun 23, 2009 Traded from Milwaukee to San Antonio for Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas and Fabricio Oberto
  • Jun 26, 2008 Traded to Milwaukee (MIL) from New Jersey (NJN) for Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons
  • Aug 13, 2004 Signed a 6 year $78 million rookie scale extension with New Jersey (NJN)
  • Oct 27, 2003 New Jersey (NJN) exercised $2.27 million option for 2004-2005
  • Jul 13, 2001 Signed a 3 year $4.4 million contract with New Jersey (NJN)
  • Jun 27, 2001 Traded to New Jersey (NJN) from Houston (HOU) with Brandon Armstrong and Jason Collins for Eddie Griffin
  • Jun 27, 2001 Traded to New Jersey (NJN) from Houston (HOU) with Brandon Armstrong and Jason Collins for Eddie Griffin
  • Jun 27, 2001 Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#13 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Nov 02, 2013 for technical foul during HOU-UTH game $2,000
Feb 07, 2014 for technical foul during UTH-DAL game $2,000
Apr 26, 2015 for technical foul during HOU-DAL game (playoff) $2,000
Nov 14, 2015 for technical foul during CLE-MIL game $2,000
May 27, 2016 for technical foul during CLE-TOR game (playoff) $2,000
Dec 21, 2016 for two technical fouls during MIL-CLE game $4,000
Dec 21, 2016 for ejection (two technical fouls) from MIL-CLE game $2,000
Jan 10, 2017 for technical foul during CLE-UTH game $2,000
Jan 16, 2017 for technical foul during CLE-GSW game $2,000
Mar 22, 2017 for technical foul during CLE-DEN game $2,000
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2017 DEN 20 8.2 1.5 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.1 .444 .286 .571
2016 CLE 79 13 20.4 5.7 2.5 1.0 0.3 0.1 .446 .333 .741
2015 CLE 74 5 17.9 5.5 1.7 0.8 0.4 0.2 .458 .382 .667
2014 DAL 74 18 16.8 5.8 2.5 0.8 0.4 0.1 .444 .426 .684
2013 UTA 81 77 26.9 10.0 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.2 .446 .404 .737
2012 GS 55 10.1 3.2 1.5 0.6 0.3 0.1 .459 .326 .717
2011 GS 64 27.3 8.9 3.4 1.4 0.6 0.3 .414 .414 .687
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