As expected, Richard Jefferson picks up $11 million option


Congratulations Golden State, you get another year of Richard Jefferson.

As everyone expected, the 32-year-old swingman picked up his $11 million option for next season, his agent Todd Eley told Chris Haynes at

“Richard has exercised his option to include the 2013-14 season in his current contract,” Eley said.

Combine Jefferson with Andris Biedrins, who picked up his $9 million option recently, and that is $20 million for a couple guys rarely used by the Warriors.

Jefferson played a total of 39 minutes across seven games in the Warriors recent playoff run. He’s not part of the team’s future and not even really part of it’s present — he averaged 3.1 points a game in the 56 games he got in this season, with a PER of 10.3. With good and improving players such as Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes, it’s hard to see Jefferson getting much run. He could be moved as salary in a big trade, but that is not likely.