Whether there will be an NBA season or not remains to be seen but do not tell that to San Antonio Spurs' Richard Jefferson.
After a full season with San Antonio, and starting off strong last season, Jefferson trailed off dramatically in the regular season to the point of seeing minimal playing time in the playoffs versus the Memphis Grizzlies. Of course this drew the ire of Spurs fans.
But now that the NBA is in a lockout and teams are forbidden to communicate with their players, for any Spurs' front office personnel reading this post, take solace in knowing Jefferson is working out and staying prepared to get back on the court at a moments notice.
“You have to approach it like the season is going to start on time,’’ said Jefferson, a regular at the annual gathering of former players to celebrate the past and embrace the future of Arizona basketball. “That’s what I am doing. Usually, you’re getting in shape right now, and then after Labor Day you start to kick it up a notch.’’
And speaking of the lockout, Jefferson had to say the players are ready for a long offseason and prepared this time around as opposed to the 1998 lockout.