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Cory Jefferson
PF - 6'9, 218lbs - 33 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2021 season
  • Birthdate: 12/26/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): 60th pick, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Baylor
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2014 NBA DraftNBADrafted 60th overall by San Antonio.
2014 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by San Antonio, along with the draft rights to Jordan McRae (#58), to Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Nemanja Dangubic (#54).
2014 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Philadelphia to Brooklyn in exchange for cash.
23rd July, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Brooklyn.
1st January, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Brooklyn to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
8th January, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Brooklyn from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
13th July, 2015NBAWaived by Brooklyn.
25th August, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
7th January, 2016NBAWaived by Phoenix.
20th January, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Bakersfield Jam.
21st January, 2016NBASigned a 10 day contract with Phoenix.
2nd February, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
23rd September, 2016NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
20th October, 2016NBAWaived by Cleveland.
29th October, 2016D-LeagueReturning player rights traded by Northern Arizona Suns (formerly Bakersfield Jam) to Austin Spurs in exchange for a 2017 first round pick.
12th November, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Austin Spurs.
14th March, 2017D-LeagueWaived by Austin Spurs.
15th March, 2017PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Alaska Aces.
16th July, 2017ItalySigned a one year contract with Milano.
2nd February, 2018ItalyLeft Milano.
22nd February, 2018G-LeagueAcquired by Agua Caliente Clippers.
22nd February, 2018G-LeagueTraded by Agua Caliente Clippers, along with a 2018 fourth round pick and the returning player rights to Cameron Ayers, to Texas Legends in exchange for the returning player rights to Micheal Eric, the returning player rights to Tu Holloway, a 2018 first round pick and a 2018 third round pick.
13th July, 2018TurkeySigned a one year contract with Darussafaka.
18th August, 2018TurkeyLeft Darussafaka.
12th October, 2018NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Philadelphia.
13th October, 2018NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
16th October, 2018G-LeagueAs a part of a three team deal, returning player rights traded by Texas Legends to Delaware Blue Coats in exchange for the returning player rights to LaDontae Henton from Agua Caliente Clippers, as well as the returning player rights to both Dionte Christmas and Christian Wood from Delaware Blue Coats.
22nd October, 2018G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Delaware Blue Coats.
14th January, 2019G-LeagueLeft Delaware Blue Coats.
15th January, 2019ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Guangzhou.
22nd February, 2019SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Gran Canaria.
9th April, 2019SpainReleased by Gran Canaria.
Career Moves
2009 - 2014Baylor (NCAA)
June 2014 - July 2015Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
August 2015 - January 2016Phoenix Suns (NBA)
January 2016Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
January 2016 - February 2016Phoenix Suns (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
July 2016Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2016Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
September 2016 - October 2016Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
October 2016 - March 2017Austin Spurs (D-League)
March 2017 - June 2017Alaska Aces (Philippines)
July 2017San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
July 2017 - February 2018Milano (Italy)
February 2018 - June 2018Texas Legends (G-League)
July 2018San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
July 2018 - August 2018Darussafaka (Turkey)
October 2018Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
October 2018 - January 2019Delaware Blue Coats (G-League)
January 2019 - February 2019Guangzhou (China)
February 2019 - April 2019Gran Canaria (Spain)
Articles about Cory Jefferson

July 4, 2015

[...] Jefferson showed he belonged in his first NBA season, averaging 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game and making few mistakes on the way. His athleticism is plenty translatable on defense - it matters not that he hasn't the strength to defend the post, as not many of the opponents he will play against do either these days - and although he is prone to overhelping, he can recover. Jefferson already demonstrates a pretty good mid-range catch-and-shoot jumpshot, and although he was responsible for a spectacular airball last year, the three point range should follow soon.

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June 20, 2014

From left to right: "...what?" "yaaaaargh" "EHHHHHHHHHH" "Hadaphupphupphupph"

Cory Jefferson, Baylor

2013/14 stats: 29.0 mpg, 13.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.2 bpg, 0.4 spg, 2.2 fpg, 1.3 TOpg, 50.0% FG, 36.8% 3PT, 64.0% FT

Jefferson's distinctive characteristic is trying to tear the rim off. He is a mostly scrappy offensive player, benefiting more from cuts to the basket, transition and put-back opportunities than shot creation from the post or off the dribble, but when he gets a ahead of steam and a lane to the basket, he dunks as explosively as anybody. Jefferson has an NBA body and NBA athleticism, and he proves it at any opportunity.

There is skill to go with it, especially in the form of a mid-range jumper that is becoming quite consistent. A scrappy high IQ player with good shot selection, Jefferson can utilise this jump shot in pick-and-pop plays or when turning around from the post, and he is also starting to add occasional three point range to that. Thriving in pick-and-roll play, Jefferson struggles to make more than about two dribbles or driving anywhere other than in a straight line with the ball in his hands, but when given a straightish line, he is plenty capable of finishing the play. Although he lacks badly for assists or any playmaking skills for others, this is not something that should be held too much against Jefferson, an unselfish player with limitations but who knows exactly where they are and who is incredibly efficient in what he does do. He attacks the contact, gets to the line, and creates offensive purely through his physicality, effort level and athletic prowess. Defensively, although Jefferson somewhat lacks for much strength or great lateral quickness, he projects to be able to defend perimeter bigs at the professional level if he can improve his footwork, and he has sufficient awareness to take quite a few charges.

Always bouncy, Jefferson is hard to ignore, and hard to subdue. He has NBA talent, and will stick if he can add consistent outside range to what he already has.

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