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Jared Jeffries - PF/C, 6'11, 240
Retired - Retired after 2013 season
       Date of birth: 11/25/1981
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 11th pick, 2002
     Out of: Indiana
  NBA Experience: 11 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
2002 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 11th overall by Washington.
10th July, 2002 NBA Signed four year, $7,577,264 rookie scale contract with Washington. Included team option for 2005/06.
30th October, 2004 NBA Washington exercised 2005/06 team option.
1st August, 2006 NBA Signed a five year, $30,247,000 offer sheet with New York. Included early termination option after 2009/10 season.
8th August, 2006 NBA Washington declined to match New York's offer sheet.
18th February, 2010 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by New York to Houston, along with Jordan Hill, a 2012 first round pick (#16, Royce White) and the right to swap 2011 first round picks (not exercised), and along with Larry Hughes to Sacramento, in exchange for Tracy McGrady from Houston and Sergio Rodriguez from Sacramento.
30th June, 2010 NBA Declined to exercise early termination option.
25th February, 2011 NBA Waived by Houston.
1st March, 2011 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with New York.
11th December, 2011 NBA Re-signed by New York to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
16th July, 2012 NBA Signed-and-traded by New York with a partially guaranteed three year, $4,624,458 contract, along with Dan Gadzuric, the draft rights to Kostas Papanikolaou (#48, 2012), a 2016 second round pick (#37, Chinanu Onuaku), cash and the draft rights to Giorgos Printezis (#58, 2007), to Portland in exchange for Kurt Thomas and a signed-and-traded Raymond Felton.
18th April, 2013 NBA Waived by Portland.
When: Where:
2000 - 2002 Indiana (NCAA)
June 2002 - June 2006 Washington Wizards (NBA)
August 2006 - February 2010 New York Knicks (NBA)
February 2010 - February 2011 Houston Rockets (NBA)
March 2011 - June 2012 New York Knicks (NBA)
July 2012 - April 2013 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
From blog:


   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010
2010-08-12

The teams projected to be over the $70,307,000 luxury tax threshold in 2010 include Boston ($77.8 million, assuming Sheed got nothing), Dallas ($84.5 million), Denver $83.8 million), Houston ($73.6 million after the Trevor Ariza/Courtney Lee trade), the L.A. Lakers ($91.9 million before Shannon Brown), Orlando ($92.6 million), Portland ($72.8 million) and Utah ($75.3 million). Some of those teams will never get under the tax threshold, and some of them won't try. But some will, and even those that don't make it will probably pawn off excess salary onto the teams with cap space they're otherwise struggling to use. Here are some such dumps that I'm officially predicting, apart from the ones that I'm not.

3) Jared Jeffries or Chuck Hayes or something (although probably Jeffries)

- Before yesterday's four way trade that saw them move Trevor Ariza for Courtney Lee, and before the dump of David Andersen onto Toronto, Houston were about $10 million over the luxury tax threshold. After those moves, they're now about $3.2 million over it. They also currently have 16 players, eight of whom are big men, and only two of whom can play point guard. The unguaranteed contracts of Mike Harris and Alexander Johnson are easy enough to cut, yet they save only $1.7 million and are not enough to get Houston under the luxury tax. Cutting those two, as well as trading Chuck Hayes for no returning salary, would achieve this. Yet Hayes has done nothing to deserve to be salary dumped; at $2 million for one season, he represents good value for the amount he contributes. Jeffries's $6.8 million expiring will be harder to dump, but it's possible; pairing him with a pick like above and sending him to Sacramento or Washington, or trading him with sweetener (maybe Jermaine Taylor, who was just made redundant by Lee's arrival) to Minnesota for Sebastian Telfair, are all possibilities.

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   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping
2011-02-26

From the same link came a predicted trade of Jared Jeffries:

Before yesterday's four way trade that saw them move Trevor Ariza for Courtney Lee, and before the dump of David Andersen onto Toronto, Houston were about $10 million over the luxury tax threshold. After those moves, they're now about $3.2 million over it. They also currently have 16 players, eight of whom are big men, and only two of whom can play point guard. The unguaranteed contracts of Mike Harris and Alexander Johnson are easy enough to cut, yet they save only $1.7 million and are not enough to get Houston under the luxury tax. Cutting those two, as well as trading Chuck Hayes for no returning salary, would achieve this. Yet Hayes has done nothing to deserve to be salary dumped; at $2 million for one season, he represents good value for the amount he contributes. Jeffries's $6.8 million expiring will be harder to dump, but it's possible; pairing him with a pick like above and sending him to Sacramento or Washington, or trading him with sweetener (maybe Jermaine Taylor, who was just made redundant by Lee's arrival) to Minnesota for Sebastian Telfair, are all possibilities.


However, this, too did not happen. As of trade deadline day, Jeffries had $1,984,154 remaining on his $6,883,800 salary; trading him plus $2.5 million to the Sacramento Kings would have gotten the Rockets under the luxury tax, opened up a roster spot, and allowed them to use it to audition others. But it didn't happen. Indeed, no salary dumps did. The trade of Battier and Ish Smith for Thabeet and DeMarre Carroll alleviated some payroll this season, and the Brooks for Dragic swap got them another $40,000 closer. But it wasn't enough and no outright salary dumps were made. Jeffries, the prime candidate for one, stayed put. And because of that, the Rockets's payroll of $71,759,254 puts them a mere $1,452,254 over the luxury tax threshold.

Jeffries has since negotiated a buyout from the Rockets, the details of which are not currently known. But unless he gave up more than $1.5 million, this buyout will not have been enough to get the Rockets below luxury tax territory. If there's a good reason why he was not traded to Sacramento - or even to Minnesota for Telfair, or something of that nature - then I don't know what it is. I'd like to.

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   The Finances Of The Trade Deadline Deals
2010-02-21

[...] Meanwhile, the Rockets gave up whatever cap space aspirations they made have had with this trade. By taking on the $20,153,325 earned by the Martin/Jeffries/Hill deal, the Rockets are not now 2010 players, but by taking on Kevin Martin, they also don't now need to be. The talent infusion was so substantial that whatever they may have wanted to do with that 2010 money - which was probably very little considering that the plan was to trade McGrady from day 1 - is now not significant. And the picks as well? Bonus.

[...] But some teams did make it under. As described earlier, Washington have joined New Orleans in making it under after their three deals, and they are joined by Houston. The Rockets were taxpayers until this week after spending their two MLE's worth of dough over the summer, and although the insurance payments on Yao Ming's contract numb the pain a bit, it was still less than ideal. However, one further bonus for the Rockets in the Kevin Martin trade was the $4 million payroll drop this season alone. Even with Jared Jeffries's trade kicker. Therefore, with that one move, they've acquired a star player, a useful youngster, a first round draft pick, a right to swap that may prove hugely beneficial, and about $10 million this season in saved salary and rebates. All for the cost of an inactive list player, a small amount of cap space they weren't intending to use anyway, and their backup power forward.

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