Golden State Warriors Richard Jefferson Exercises Contract Option

Apr 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Richard Jefferson (44) before game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

To the shock of nobody, Golden State Warriors forward Richard Jefferson exercised the player option in his contract today and will be paid handsomely for the 2013-2014 season.

Per Chris Haynes:

Not to anyone’s surprise, Golden State Warriors forward Richard Jefferson will exercise his player option for the 2013-14 season and become an unrestricted free agent after the season concludes, his agent Todd Eley of Stratosphere Sports conveyed to CSNNW.com

Jefferson will be due just over $11 million dollars in the final year of his deal, which could prove to be a solid asset come February’s NBA trade deadline. However, given the Warriors already elevated payroll situation, it could also eat into their ability to re-sign both Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry.

Jack, an unrestricted free agent has expressed his desire to return to Golden State as has Landry, who holds his own player option worth $4 million dollars. However, Landry has also expressed his desire to find himself a long term, lucrative deal, something the Warriors may not be able to offer.

Jefferson, who played just over 10 minutes a game for the Warriors last season, averaged 3.1 points and 1.5 rebounds a game.

Topics: Carl Landry, Golden State Warriors, Jarrett Jack, Richard Jefferson

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  • Berdj Rassam

    Waste of $.

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