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Cory Jefferson - PF, 6'9, 220
Signed in Italy - Signed with Milano
       Date of birth: 12/26/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 60th pick, 2014
     Out of: Baylor
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

2014 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 60th overall by San Antonio.
2014 NBA Draft NBA Draft 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 Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Philadelphia to Brooklyn in exchange for cash.
23rd July, 2014 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Brooklyn.
1st January, 2015 D-League Assigned by Brooklyn to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
8th January, 2015 D-League Recalled by Brooklyn from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
13th July, 2015 NBA Waived by Brooklyn.
25th August, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
7th January, 2016 NBA Waived by Phoenix.
20th January, 2016 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Bakersfield Jam.
21st January, 2016 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Phoenix.
2nd February, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Bakersfield Jam.
23rd September, 2016 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
20th October, 2016 NBA Waived by Cleveland.
29th October, 2016 D-League Returning player rights traded by Northern Arizona Suns (formerly Bakersfield Jam) to Austin Spurs in exchange for a 2017 first round pick.
12th November, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Austin Spurs.
14th March, 2017 D-League Waived by Austin Spurs.
15th March, 2017 Philippines Signed for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Alaska Aces.
16th July, 2017 Italy Signed a one year contract with Milano.
When: Where:
2009 - 2014 Baylor (NCAA)
June 2014 - July 2015 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
August 2015 - January 2016 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
January 2016 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
January 2016 - February 2016 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
July 2016 Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
September 2016 - October 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
October 2016 - March 2017 Austin Spurs (D-League)
March 2017 - June 2017 Alaska Aces (Philippines)
July 2017 San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
July 2017 - present Milano (Italy)
From blog:

   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 5: NCAA Power forwards

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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   2015 NBA Summer League Rosters - Brooklyn

[...] 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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Signed in Italy


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