Several days ago, Richard Jefferson was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead of their latest NBA season. Just a day ago, Jefferson was traded along with Kay Felder, and draft picks to the Atlanta Hawks. After the trade went through, Jefferson was waived by Atlanta. Now he finds himself without a team, but it appears that several may be interested in picking up the veteran player. One of those is the emerging Eastern Conference contenders, the Milwaukee Bucks.

What's the deal?

A report came through on Saturday evening via ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Adrian Wojnarowski that the Milwaukee Bucks are considered "serious suitors" to go after Richard Jefferson.

The report mentions that Jefferson and the Bucks have "mutual interest in a possible deal." However, the 37-year-old veteran has to clear waivers first which won't happen until at least Monday. The Bucks aren't the only team interested in Jefferson, but it's yet to be disclosed which other NBA squads are pursuing the small forward.

It was mentioned that Milwaukee released Gerald Green from their roster on Saturday. That leaves a spot open for Jefferson to be added to the roster. Interestingly enough, adding Jefferson based on his salary and the Bucks' luxury tax situation would actually put the team over the luxury tax by $5,000.

Season outlook

The Cleveland Cavaliers were Richard Jefferson's latest stop in a career that's spanned 16 years.

He began his time in the league as a member of the former New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and appeared in two NBA Finals during his seven seasons with the team. He actually spent a season with Milwaukee in 2008-09, had two seasons with the Spurs and then went to the Golden State Warriors to participate in 78 games. Jefferson had stops in Utah and Dallas before ending up with Cleveland from the 2015-16 season through this past season.

He was a member of the championship-winning Cavs team in 2015-16, his first title of his career. For the past season, Jefferson averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds with one assist per game in 79 appearances. Jefferson started in 13 of those games this past season.

Joining the Milwaukee Bucks would give Jefferson another fresh start on a team that's considered on the rise.

The team has the latest NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon along with NBA All-Star "The Greek Freak" Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Khris Middleton, and Greg Monroe, among others. Adding Jefferson to the mix would give the team another veteran along with Jason Terry to help mentor Jason Kidd's younger players for the season ahead.