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Richard Jefferson Agrees To One-Year Deal With Nuggets

Richard Jefferson Agrees To One-Year Deal With Nuggets
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
May 23, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) dunks for a basket in the fourth quarter of a 105-99 loss to Toronto Raptors in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3MM contract with the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Jefferson cleared waivers on Monday. He was traded by the Cavaliers to the Hawks on Saturday in a cost-cutting and roster-trimming move by Cleveland. Atlanta immediately waived him.

Denver will likely waive veteran point guard Jameer Nelson to make room for Jefferson, according to Wojnarowski.

Jefferson fortifies the small forward spot behind Wilson Chandler. His primary backup, Will Barton, suffered an ankle injury in practice on Monday.

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D.J. Augustin PG
Jameer Nelson PG
Randy Foye SG
Mike Miller SG
JJ Hickson C
Danilo Gallinari SF
Erick Green PG
Will Barton SF
Kenneth Faried PF
Gary Harris SG
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