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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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  • Western Conference preview: Spurs too old to repeat? Nope

    Here's our team-by-team preview of the Western Conference. Teams are in predicted order of finish in their divisions. SOUTHWEST DIVISIONSan Antonio Spurs Last Season: 62-20, 1st in Southwest. Defeated Miami to win NBA title. The Buzz: The way the...
  • Orlando Magic seek progress in Year 3 of their rebuilding effort

    Orlando Magic seek progress in Year 3 of their rebuilding effort
    A heightened urgency hovers over the Orlando Magic these days. Practices have been more frequent this October compared to the previous two Octobers, and players say coach Jacque Vaughn has demanded more attention to detail. A bit more competition exists...
  • Victor Oladipo's surgery Saturday was 'successful,' team says

    Victor Oladipo's surgery Saturday was 'successful,' team says
    Victor Oladipo underwent surgery Saturday to correct a facial fracture, and the procedure was "successful" and went "as expected," a team official said. The Orlando Magic guard suffered the fracture in practice Thursday when he absorbed an inadvertent...
  • NBA preview: Western Conference predictions

    Broderick Turner picks the West (in predicted order of finish) PLAYOFF-BOUND 1.San Antonio 2013-14 finish: 62-20. Coming: Kyle Anderson. Going: No one of significance. Despite a storied history, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In...
  • Video tribute honors Jameer Nelson at Amway Center

    Video tribute honors Jameer Nelson at Amway Center
    All last season, Jameer Nelson watched as the Orlando Magic celebrated their 25th anniversary by playing video tributes of the franchise’s former players and coaches on Amway Center’s video board. On Friday night, it was Nelson’s turn....
  • Mavericks' Jameer Nelson prepares to return to Orlando

    Mavericks' Jameer Nelson prepares to return to Orlando
    Jameer Nelson wonders what Friday night will feel like. He'll step inside Amway Center for the first time since he and the Orlando Magic parted ways. How much emotion will he feel? Will fans cheer him? He wonders. "How couldn't I?" Nelson said...
  • Magic notebook: Players are eager for the season to begin

    Magic notebook: Players are eager for the season to begin
    The realization is starting to hit the Orlando Magic: The regular season is right around the corner. The team's practice Tuesday was exactly one week prior to its opener against the New Orleans Pelicans in Louisiana. "We're a week away," rookie...
  • Magic notebook: Fans give Stan Van Gundy warm welcome

    Magic notebook: Fans give Stan Van Gundy warm welcome
    As Friday night's preseason exhibition between the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic approached, former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy insisted there was nothing that the crowd inside Amway Center could do to change his opinion of the fans in Central Florida....
  • Kyrie Irving returns, Kevin Love sits in Cavaliers' loss to Mavericks

    CLEVELAND Just as one member of the Cavaliers' Holy Trinity returns to the court, another always seems to exit. As Kyrie Irving returned from a sprained ankle in Friday's 108-102 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Kevin Love sat for what the Cavs called...
  • Elfrid Payton lands 1st start in Magic loss

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Magic coach Jacque Vaughn isn't given to making proclamations, playing his cards closer to his vest than a Vegas card shark. So it was surprising that Vaughn said he had not ruled out the possibility of rookie Elfrid Payton as...
  • Magic's Luke Ridnour to take stock of career after season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Magic point guard Luke Ridnour said Monday he will seriously begin assessing how much longer he will play after this season. "It all goes by so fast," he said of his career, now in its 12th season. "My family is the most important...