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Jameer Nelson

After playing four seasons at St. Joseph's University near his hometown of Chester, Pa., Jameer Nelson was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and immediately traded to the Orlando Magic in 2004. As a senior in college, he was the National Player of the Year. He quickly became one of the leaders of the Magic as the starting point guard, teaming with center Dwight Howard to set a new course for the franchise.
After playing four seasons at St. Joseph's University near his hometown of Chester, Pa., Jameer Nelson was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and immediately traded to the Orlando Magic in 2004. As a senior in college, he was the National Player of the Year. He quickly became one of the leaders of the Magic as the starting point guard, teaming with center Dwight Howard to set a new course for the franchise. « Show less

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  • Making sense of the Magic's decision to claim Willie Green off waivers

    Making sense of the Magic's decision to claim Willie Green off waivers
    On a day that will be remembered in Orlando Magic history for the subtraction of fan favorite Jameer Nelson, the Magic on Monday also added a player by claiming veteran guard Willie Green off waivers. Green, a 32-year-old guard, had been waived by the...
  • Jameer Nelson was Orlando's MVP for 10 years

    Jameer Nelson was Orlando's MVP for 10 years
    Jameer Nelson wasn’t the flashiest guy who ever played for the Orlando Magic. He was always more comfortable in the role of trusted sidekick, which suited him so well during the days when Dwight Howard put his arm around his best buddy and the Magic...
  • Jameer Nelson should draw interest from teams looking to shed salary for free agency

    Jameer Nelson may never be more valuable as an Orlando Magic trade piece than he is right now. Nelson should draw interest from teams that are looking to shed salary with the 2014 free agency period looming. Nelson is in the final season of a three-...
  • The Orlando Magic must make roster decisions in the near future

    The Orlando Magic must make roster decisions in the near future
    The Orlando Magic have to make some significant roster decisions in the next few days and weeks, and those decisions could involve the team releasing several players, most notably veteran point guard Jameer Nelson. This list highlights every...
  • Orlando Magic waive combo guard Doron Lamb

    Orlando Magic waive combo guard Doron Lamb
    The Orlando Magic have waived third-year combo guard Doron Lamb. Lamb, 22, had struggled to garner consistent playing time with the Magic since the team acquired him, Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih from the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade for J.J. Redick,...
  • Orlando Magic waive Jameer Nelson

    The LED screen embedded into Amway Center’s east fa├žade hints at what happened Monday. A larger-than-life photo of Jameer Nelson greets I-4 commuters, along with the words, “The Orlando Magic would like to thank Jameer Nelson for 10 years of...
  • Orlando Magic face difficult choices as the 2014 NBA Draft approaches

    Orlando Magic face difficult choices as the 2014 NBA Draft approaches
    The Orlando Magic have reached their most important day since they traded Dwight Howard almost two years ago. The 2014 NBA Draft is crucial. "It's important," Magic GM Rob Hennigan said. "Every draft's going to be important for us. We need to make...
  • Bulls in holding pattern for Thursday's NBA draft

    Bulls in holding pattern for Thursday's NBA draft
    As a former college assistant coach and recruiter, Gar Forman lives for draft day. The Bulls' general manager loves working his college contacts, trying to navigate the maze of misinformation to land a rotation player or — better yet —...
  • Here are some possible free-agent targets for the Orlando Magic

    Here are some possible free-agent targets for the Orlando Magic
    The 2014 NBA free-agency period is just hours away. Teams may begin contacting free agents at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, but no new free-agent deals can be signed — and no trades can be completed — until July 10. The Magic are going to need to...
  • Orlando Magic don't expect to make a major splash in free agency

    Orlando Magic don't expect to make a major splash in free agency
    At some point on Tuesday, perhaps as early as 12:01 a.m., the Orlando Magic will call LeBron James' agent to see if James has any interest in joining the Magic in free agency. Once the Magic are rebuffed — and even the Magic expect to be...
  • Orlando Magic need Victor Oladipo to step into a leadership role

    Orlando Magic need Victor Oladipo to step into a leadership role
    The Orlando Magic didn't need Victor Oladipo to be a team leader last season. Veteran Jameer Nelson served as the team's leader. But, lately, the expectations for Oladipo have changed. The team has waived Nelson and traded away 28-year-old Arron...