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HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Those rumors of Richard Jefferson‘s demise with the San Antonio Spurs were premature, if nothing else.
The Spurs have not used the amnesty provision of the new collective bargaining agreement to remove Jefferson from the mix. He was at practice Friday:
Our man Tim Griffin for the San Antonio Express-News says the team and Jefferson had a very Spurs-like approach to the whole situation:
“I’m a Spur right now,” Jefferson said after practice. “That’s pretty much the best way to describe it. There’s a lot of speculation across the league, with the short amount a time everybody has to work their rosters.”
“Things could happen, things could stay the same. As far as I’m concerned, I’m a Spur right now.”
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said the team has not employed the amnesty provision on Jefferson or anybody else.
“He’s no different than anybody. He’s a Spur,” Popovich said. “We didn’t amnesty anybody.”
And Popovich said he didn’t have anything special to say to Jefferson at the team’s workout.
“Nothing,” Popovich said. “He’s got a job to do. He’s a Spur just like Timmy or Manu or TJ Ford or anybody else. We come and do our work.”