Monday , Jun , 30 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Richard Jefferson Reportedly Unhappy with Trade


Richard Jefferson Richard Jefferson  has checked in with the Nets New Jersey Nets . He is not amused.

Jefferson, traded to Milwaukee for promising 7-footer Yi Jianlian and veteran Bobby Simmons, responded via text message to Nets team president Rod Thorn.

"He didn’t seem very happy," said Thorn, who emphasized yesterday he had not yet spoken to Jefferson. "I spoke to his agent, I called him, texted him. I like Richard. He was here for a long time and I’m sure he still expected to be here. Unless you are the one pushing for it, it’s always difficult when you are traded. You are going to a new place, have new teammates. It’s hard at first."

[http://www.nypost.com/seven/06302008/sports/nets/thorn_says_jefferson_not_happy_117909.htm]