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CLEVELAND, Ohio– The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed forward Richard Jefferson, the team announced today.

“RJ’s versatility on the court and leadership off it were core parts of our identity and success last year,” said Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin. “In many respects, his impact was greater as the stakes got higher. His NBA Finals performance is a testament to his dedicated, steady approach and his presence in our locker room throughout the year and postseason cannot be overstated. We’re very thankful he decided to continue his career and we know that his teammates appreciate what he brings to this team at a very deep level.”

Jefferson played in 21 games during the Cavaliers’ championship run in the 2016 playoffs. He averaged 5.4 points.

After the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals, Jefferson said he was retiring. But at the victory parade he told fans he would stick around another year.

Then, earlier this month on Snapchat, Jefferson announced he signed a two-year deal with the Cavs.

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