Jefferson still with Spurs, maybe not for long

By Paul J. Weber

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Dec. 9 2011 4:31 p.m. MST

SAN ANTONIO — Richard Jefferson isn't sure whether the San Antonio Spurs will keep him or not.

Jefferson reported for training camp Friday amid speculation that the Spurs will trade or waive him under the league's amnesty provision. The veteran swingman has spent two underachieving seasons in San Antonio and is due $9.2 million this year.

Jefferson spoke as though his days might be numbered in San Antonio. Spurs guard Manu Ginobili also didn't sound confident that his teammate would be around.

The Spurs traded for Jefferson in 2009 to bring in some scoring punch. Jefferson has instead struggled to fit in and was benched at the end of the playoffs last season.

Free agent Josh Howard has talked with the Spurs and could be a replacement.

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