Report: Spurs to re-sign Jefferson

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San Antonio - The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly set to re-sign free agent forward Richard Jefferson to a long-term contract.

Jefferson opted out of the final year of his contract on June 30 to test the free agent market, forgoing the $15 million he was originally due in 2010-11.

The San Antonio Express-News is reporting Jefferson is en route to San Antonio where he will sign the undisclosed deal on Wednesday.

The Spurs acquired Jefferson in a trade with Milwaukee as part of a three-team deal last offseason. He figured to fit right in with the veteran club, but struggled in recording his lowest numbers since his rookie year in 2001-02.

In 81 games with the Spurs, the University of Arizona product logged 12.3 points and 4.4 rebounds in just over 31 minutes per game.

Jefferson, the 13th overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft, spent the first seven seasons of his career with the New Jersey Nets. He owns career averages of 17.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in 652 contests.


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