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Nuggets add free agent forward Jefferson

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Denver Nuggets have signed free agent veteran small forward Richard Jefferson. He has received a one-year, $2.3 million from the team.

Jefferson finds another home after being traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Atlanta Hawks, along with Kay Felder, in a salary cap dump. Both players were released by the Hawks after the deal.

The 37-year-old said he wanted to continue to play after clearing waivers. He joins the Nuggets, where he’ll bring veteran leadership to the team.

Jefferson spent the past two seasons with the Cavaliers before the trade to the Hawks. The move was made for the Cavaliers to get to their 15-man roster maximum.

In his first-seasons with the Cavaliers, he won an NBA Championship with the team. He helped end a 50-plus-year drought for a championship team in Cleveland.

Jefferson said he would retire after the championship. However, he has kept playing and isn’t retiring anytime soon with this new deal.

This is Jefferson’s seventh team in his NBA career after being the 13th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. He has previously played for the New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, and the Utah Jazz outside of the Cavaliers.

The Nuggets begin their NBA season this week.

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