|2002 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 27th overall by L.A. Lakers.|
|2002 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by L.A. Lakers, along with Lindsey Hunter, to Toronto in exchange for Tracy Murray, the draft rights to Kareem Rush (#20) and the right to swap 2003 second round picks (exercised; L.A. Lakers moved up from #52 and Remon Van De Hare to #32 and Luke Walton).|
|30th September, 2002||NBA||Signed four year, $4,143,068 rookie scale contract with Toronto. Included team option for 2005/06.|
|1st December, 2003||NBA||Traded by Toronto, along with Antonio Davis and Jerome Williams, to Chicago in exchange for Jalen Rose, Donyell Marshall and Lonny Baxter.|
|4th October, 2004||NBA||Waived by Chicago.|
|4th November, 2004||NBDL||Drafted 36th overall in the 2004 NBDL Draft by Asheville Attitude. Did not sign.|
|November 2004||ABA||Signed a short term contract with Visalia Dawgs.|
|1998 - 1999||Arkansas (NCAA)|
|1999 - 2002||Fresno State (NCAA)|
|June 2002 - December 2003||Toronto Raptors (NBA)|
|December 2003 - October 2004||Chicago Bulls (NBA)|
|November 2004 - December 2004||Visalia Dawgs (ABA)|
March 19, 2013
Chris Jefferies - Jefferies is the vice president of a Las Vegas hospitality company, and has been for several years after his really quite early retirement.
April 19, 2011
Chris Jefferies - Jefferies last played in 2005, only three short years after being an NBA first round pick. He is now the vice president of a Vegas-based concierge service. As for a comeback attempt? It doesn't sound likely.
March 24, 2010
- Chris Jefferies
Fresno State product Chris Jefferies really didn't have much of a career. He was drafted by the Raptors in the first round of the 2002 draft, did not play much to begin the year, before getting a lot of minutes (and 10 starts) to close Toronto's disjointed, Nate Huffman-riddled season. And when he got those minutes, he struggled mightily, scoring 197 points on 194 shots and having a 1:2 assist to turnover ratio. He played only 8 more minutes for the Raptors the following season before being traded to the Bulls, for whom he shot 8-27 from two point range in 19 games.
In that time, however, he managed to win my lifelong fandom. There's something about 6'8 defensive minded jumpshooters with absolutely no dribbling skills whatsoever, and whom look permanently a bit stoned, that just gets me right there. I roll with Chris Jefferies.
Upon being bought out by the Bulls after only two years in the NBA (meaning four buyoutees in this one post; I made that word up by the way), Jefferies joined the Visalia Dawgs, an ABA team located damn near to his home town of Fresno. They survived all of one season, and Jefferies survived all of about 2 games. This was in October 2004; he has not played since. Jefferies was injured around about this time - forgot what it was; seem to remember it may have been a torn achilles - an injury from which he was still rehabbing 18 months later, yet it has now been nearly 5 and a half years since he last played. If he was willing and/or able to keep playing he would have done so by now. Be it because of injuries or whatever, Chris Jefferies has not been playing, and doesn't look like he's ever going to again.
As for what he does do, Jefferies is now the Vice President of a Las Vegas based concierge service called Allen Professional Services. Do you want his phone number and email address? Of course you do. And for good measure, here's his Twitter.