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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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  • NBA preview: Western Conference

     NBA preview: Western Conference
    (in predicted order of finish) 1. Spurs 2013-14: 62-20. Coming: Kyle Anderson. Going: No one of significance. Despite all of their sustained success, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In fact they never had reached the NBA Finals...
  • NBA preview: Eastern Conference

    NBA preview: Eastern Conference
    (in predicted order of finish) 1. Cavaliers 2013-14: 33-49. Coming: Coach David Blatt, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Brendan Haywood, James Jones. Going: Coach Mike Brown, Anthony Bennett, Luol Deng, Spencer Hawes, C.J....
  • Magic need to be as tough as owner

    Magic need to be as tough as owner
    Dan DeVos was talking about his father, Magic owner Rich DeVos, 88, before the club's 105-98 home-opening loss Thursday night to the Washington Wizards. He said Rich's health is good. It might even better than his team's. "He's got a bruise on his...
  • Magic's Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton hope to brighten lottery letdown

    Magic's Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton hope to brighten lottery letdown
    Aaron Gordon doesn't consider himself a consolation prize, even if Magic fans and the rest of the basketball world might. It's not fair to Aaron, of course, that he's considered as the fourth horse in a three-horse race. The Magic wound up with Gordon...
  • Could Oladipo return as super sixth man?

    Could Oladipo return as super sixth man?
    One advantage to having a seat virtually reserved on the NBA draft-lottery dais is it affords the Magic the chance to experiment freely. Take the case of Victor Oladipo, a familiar subject in the club's laboratory. All last season the Magic tinkered...
  • Preview: Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m. Sunday

    Preview: Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks, 7:30 p.m. Sunday
    When/Where: 7:30 p.m., American Airlines Center, Dallas. TV: Sun Sports, NBA TV. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.5-FM, 710-AM (Spanish). Scouting report: This completes the Heat's third consecutive back-to-back set, with a 1-1 record on the second nights...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Magic center Nik Vucevic enters a key season

    Magic center Nik Vucevic enters a key season
    Only five NBA players averaged at least 10 rebounds per game in each of the last two seasons. They are: Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah, Zach Randolph and Nik Vucevic. You can bet Orlando Magic executives have been reminded of that recently...