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14 Jameer Nelson PG
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 2/9/1982 | Birthplace: Chester, PA | Team: Orlando Magic | College: St. Joseph's (PA) | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 88/42 | Average Draft Position: 93.30
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Report: Jameer Nelson nearing a deal with Dallas


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Free agent point guard Jameer Nelson looks to be headed to Dallas. According to ESPN sources, the Mavericks will ink Nelson to a $2.7 million-contract.

Nelson was waived by Orlando after the Magic traded for rookie point guard Elfrid Payton on draft night. Nelson had a productive year in Orlando last season, averaging 12.1 points and 7.0 assists per game. 


Magic waive Jameer Nelson


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) The Orlando Magic announced Monday that veteran guard Jameer Nelson has been waived. The roster move doesn't come as a complete shock, as Orlando maneuvered to trade for point guard Elfrid Payton in last week's NBA Draft.

Nelson will likely land on a contender as a backup. He had a quietly productive season in his tenth year in Orlando, averaging 13.5 points and a career-high. 7.9 assists per game.


Jameer Nelson out for finale, future in question


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson will not play in the season finale against the Pacers Wednesday, due to a lingering groin injury. This injury cost Nelson the final three games of the season, a year in which he ultimately missed 14 games.

Nelson finished the season averaging 12.1 points and 7.0 assists per game when healthy. He is set to enter the final season of his contract with the Magic, though there he could be waived before July 15 with the team only being on the hook for $2 million of his $8 million salary. 


Jameer Nelson won't play against Chicago


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson will sit out the team's penultimate game of the season Monday night against Chicago because of a sore groin, the team announced. He is averaging 12.1 points, 7.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game this season. He'll have one more chance to return to the lineup, on Wednesday against the Pacers.

Jameer Nelson dealing with sore groin


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) The Magic will be without the services of guard Jameer Nelson Sunday against the Nets because of a sore groin, the team announced. Victor Oladipo started at point guard in his place.

Nelson will have two more opportunities to return before the end of the season. He is averaging 12.1 points, 7.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game this season.

Jameer Nelson scores 11 points in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson made his return to the starting lineup on Friday, falling two assists shy of a double-double in a 110-105 victory over the Bobcats.

Nelson scored 11 points on 4 of 9 from the floor, and 3 of 6 from downtown. He also contributed with eight assists and four rebounds while logging 32 minutes of game action. It was his first game action since March 18.

Jameer Nelson expected back Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson is expected to make his return to action Friday against the Bobcats according to the Orlando Sentinel, after missing four games due to lingering soreness in his left knee.

Nelson has missed time intermittently this season as a result of this injury, and has missed 11 games so far. He is averaging 12.2 points, 6.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game in 61 appearances. 


Jameer Nelson receives clean MRI, targeting Friday return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Though he missed his fourth straight game with soreness in his left knee, Magic guard Jameer Nelson received some good news Tuesday. Nelson underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage, and told the Orlando Sentinel he is making progress in his recovery.

"It's gotten better," Nelson said before tipoff. "The swelling is going down. I got an MRI today to make sure everything was fine, because the swelling wasn't going down. So everything looks positive and I'm shooting to play on Friday [vs. Charlotte]."

Nelson missed his 11th game of the season Tuesday, after missing 16 the year before. 


Jameer Nelson misses fourth straight with knee soreness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson will miss his fourth game in a row Tuesday against the Trail Blazers, as he continues to deal with soreness in his left knee. At this point, Nelson remains day to day, with the Magic's next contest coming Friday against the Bobcats.  

Jameer Nelson sits out second straight game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson was unable to play Sunday night against the Lakers in Los Angeles because of a sore left knee, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Nelson has been plagued by the injury for much of the season. He has missed back-to-back games with the issue, and will receive an extra day of rest before Tuesday's tilt against the Trail Blazers.

Jameer Nelson sitting out Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson will sit out Saturday's game against the Jazz due to a sore left knee, an injury that has lingered for much of the season. According to the Orlando Sentinel, there is no indication as to whether Nelson will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers as well. 

Jameer Nelson sidelined by knee soreness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson will sit out Wednesday's game against the Suns due to knee soreness, the team announced shortly before tip.

Nelson has dealt with trouble in his left knee on and off over the last few months, but has still appeared in 61 of the team's firs 69 games. Nelson is averaging 12.2 points and 6.9 assists per game on the season. 


Jameer Nelson shows some rust in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson showed some rust in his first game back from an illness Saturday night against the Spurs.

Nelson scored just nine points on 3 of 10 shooting, including 1 of 6 from 3-point range, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with five assists and one rebounds while logging 29 minutes of game action. He is averaging 9.3 points and 9.3 assists over his last three appearances. 


Jameer Nelson slated to return vs. Spurs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson will return from a two-game absence on Saturday against the Spurs, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Nelson had been nursing an illness. He is averaging 12.3 points and 6.9 assists per game on the year. 


Jameer Nelson, Victor Oladipo traveling to San Antonio


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Magic guards Jameer Nelson and Victor Oladipo will both travel with the team in anticipation of playing Saturday against the Spurs, according to the Orlando Sentinel on Friday.

Nelson has missed the last two games with an illness. He is averaging 12.3 points and 6.9 assists per game on the year. Oladipo missed Wednesday's game with an ankle issue. He is averaging 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists through 62 games this season.

Illness keeps Jameer Nelson out vs. Rockets


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson will not play Wednesday against the Rockets, as he continues to deal with an illness. Nelson had been able to play through a sinus infection in recent weeks, but was ruled out prior to gametime Wednesday. He should be considered day to day at this point. 

Jameer Nelson a game-time call with illness


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson was a bit under the weather Wednesday, which forced him to miss shootaround. He'll be a game-time decision Wednesday night against Houston, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Nelson missed Sunday's game against Philadelphia due to a calf injury. He's averaging 12.3 points and 6.9 assists per game on the year. 


Sore calf keeps Jameer Nelson out vs. 76ers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson was ruled out for Sunday's contest against Philadelphia because of a sore calf, according to the Orlando Sentinel. No word on when Nelson actually sustained the injury.

Nelson is averaging 12.3 points, 6.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. He'll try to return to the court on Wednesday against Houston.

Illness not an issue for Jameer Nelson


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson played through a sinus infection for the second game in a row Wednesday, and he logged a big double-double in a 101-90 win over the 76ers.

Nelson did not seem limited by the illness, ultimately playing 42 minutes in the win. He scored 16 points on 7 of 16 shooting, and added 12 assists without a turnover. He also chipped in six rebounds and a steal as the Magic pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Nelson was much better Wednesday than Tuesday, indicating that the illness is less of a concern. He finished the month of February averaging just 8.1 points and 7.9 assists per game, while reaching double figures in scoring just once.  


Arron Afflalo out, Jameer Nelson playing Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Magic guard Arron Afflalo didn't make the trip to Philadelphia, while guard Jameer Nelson will be available for the team's game against the 76ers Wedensday, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Afflalo is missing his third straight game while recovering from a sprained ankle. Nelson has dealt with a sinus issue in recent days but was able to play Tuesday.


Jameer Nelson ineffective playing through illness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014)  Magic guard Jameer Nelson played through a sinus infection Tuesday, and struggled to get going in the 115-106 loss to the Wizards.

Nelson played 33 minutes, but was no particularly effective. He finished the game with seven points on 2 of 8 shooting, and was unable to make much else happen. He added eight assists, but at the cost of six turnovers, while adding four rebounds.

Nelson has been unable to get his shot to fall at all in the month of February, averaging just 7.3 points on 32.4 percent shooting. 


Jameer Nelson playing through illness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Despite dealing with sinus issues, Magic guard Jameer Nelson will play Tuesday against the Wizards, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Nelson was considered a gametime decision as a result of the illness. 

Jameer Nelson questionable Tuesday with sinus issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson is questionable to play in Tuesday's game against the Wizards due to a sinus issue, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Nelson hasn't cracked double digits in scoring since returning from a knee injury on Feb. 5 while playing 24 to 32 minutes per game over that eight-game stretch. He has averaged 12.5 points and 6.7 assists over  53 games played.


Jameer Nelson masterful as playmaker


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson had trouble getting his shot to fall Tuesday against the Bucks, but did a fantastic job setting his teammates up in a 104-100 loss.

Nelson scored just nine points on 4 of 12 shooting, but did a masterful job running the offense overall. He dished out a season-high 13 assists without a turnover, the most assists he has had without a turnover in his career.

Nelson's numbers are down a bit this season, but he is still putting together another solid season. He is averaging 13.0 points and 6.7 assists in 50 appearances. 


Jameer Nelson hoping to stay with Magic past deadline


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) Magic guard Jameer Nelson has not had any talks with his team about being traded, and remains hopeful of being part of Orlando's plans moving forward, according to the Bleacher Report on Friday.

Nelson is under contract with Orlando until the end of the 2014-15 season. The 32-year-old has spent his first 10 seasons with the Magic and is averaging 13.0 points, 6.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds through 49 starts.

"I love challenges, so to be able to get to the highest point (in the Finals) and now go through this process, it's a challenge to me and I want to take the challenge," he said. "A lot of guys run away from the challenge because ... you don't know when you're going to be a good team again. You don't know how long it's going to take. But I'm willing to take the steps with the organization to see the process change and see these young guys become better."