Last season the San Antonio Spurs added Richard Jefferson to the team and much to the dismay of many, he did not pan out as expected.
After a turbulent first season, he re-signed with the Spurs and this past off-season worked with Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich to refine his game and better understand the Spurs' system.
"My training this summer, it wasn't that I didn't workout summers before, it was just I knew what I needed to go in and work on to help this team and to be more efficient," said Jefferson when I spoke to him earlier this season.
With the added work over the summer, things seemed to have paid off for Jefferson and the Spurs when the season started. The Spurs were running-and-gunning more, and he was playing with more aggression, hitting his shots - especially three-point shots - and many felt he was turning into the player the Spurs hoped he be.
At one point November, he was averaging 29.8 minutes, shooting 65.9% FG, and 20 points per game. He finally looked comfortable in the Spurs' system.
However, as the season has progressed, his numbers have dropped and Spurs fans wonder if Jefferson is regressing into the player he was during his first season with San Antonio or if the Spurs should be trying to establish him more often in the offense.
Check out his stats since the season began:
This season he is averaging 11.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and shooting 48% from the field including 43% from the three-point line but as the chart above shows, his point production is on the decline.
Look at the amount of shots he was taking since the beginning of the season: