The long-awaited resigning of Richard Jefferson finally occurred on Thursday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers officially announced the signing of the veteran forward who helped the team win the 2016 NBA title. Terms of the contract weren't released but it was widely reported earlier this month that the deal is for two years.
"RJ's versatility on the court and leadership off it were core parts of our identity and success last year," Cleveland general manager David Griffin said in a statement. "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 averaged 5.5 points in 74 games (five starts) last season. In the playoffs, he averaged 5.4 points in 21 games (two starts).
The 6-foot-7 Jefferson has played with seven teams over his previous 15 seasons. He has career averages of 13.3 points and 4.2 rebounds and has in 1,082 regular-season contests.