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Jameer Nelson

33-Year-Old    PG    Denver Nuggets

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

6.8

REB

2.4

AST

4.4

STL

0.8

BLK

0.1

2014-15 NBA ROS Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Jameer Nelson joins the Mavericks for his 11th season in the NBA after spending the first 10 years of his career in Orlando. Last year, Nelson averaged 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 32 minutes per game. Multiple injuries, including a n...

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190 lbs   DOB: 2/9/1982  College: St. Joseph's   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #20 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $5.586 million deal in July 2014, which includes a player option for the second year.

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Jameer Nelson NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 79 20.4 8.7 2.4 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.6 45.5 68.2 1.5 0.7 1.8 1.8 31.2 3.6 7.9 0.9 1.4
2005-06 23 62 28.8 14.6 2.9 4.9 1.1 0.1 1.1 48.3 77.9 2.4 0.6 2.3 2.7 42.4 5.6 11.6 2.3 2.9
2006-07 24 77 30.3 13.0 3.1 4.3 0.9 0.1 0.8 43.0 82.8 2.4 0.6 2.4 2.5 33.5 4.9 11.4 2.4 2.9
2007-08 25 69 28.4 10.9 3.5 5.6 0.9 0.1 0.9 46.9 82.8 2.0 0.4 3.1 2.2 41.6 4.1 8.7 1.8 2.2
2008-09 26 42 31.2 16.7 3.5 5.4 1.2 0.1 2.0 50.3 88.7 2.0 0.5 3.0 4.3 45.3 6.4 12.6 2.0 2.3
2009-10 27 65 28.6 12.6 3.0 5.4 0.7 0.0 1.3 44.9 84.5 2.1 0.4 2.6 3.5 38.1 4.9 10.9 1.5 1.8
2010-11 28 ORL 76 30.5 13.1 3.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 1.6 44.6 80.2 2.6 0.5 2.5 3.9 40.1 4.9 11.0 1.7 2.1
2011-12 29 ORL 57 29.9 11.9 3.2 5.7 0.7 0.1 1.5 42.7 80.7 2.4 0.5 2.7 4.1 37.7 4.5 10.6 1.2 1.5
2012-13 30 ORL 56 35.3 14.7 3.7 7.4 1.3 0.1 2.2 39.2 87.3 2.8 0.4 3.3 6.3 34.1 5.5 13.9 1.6 1.8
2013-14 31 DAL 68 32.0 12.1 3.4 7.0 0.8 0.1 2.0 39.4 85.7 2.4 0.4 3.0 5.8 34.8 4.3 11.0 1.4 1.6
2013-14 31 ORL 68 32.0 12.1 3.4 7.0 0.8 0.1 2.0 39.4 85.7 2.4 0.4 3.0 5.8 34.8 4.3 11.0 1.4 1.6
2013-14 31 DAL/ORL 136 32.0 12.1 3.4 7.0 0.8 0.1 2.0 39.4 85.7 2.4 0.4 3.0 5.8 34.8 4.3 11.0 1.4 1.6
2014-15 32 BOS 6 20.2 4.8 2.8 5.5 1.2 0.0 0.8 22.0 66.7 1.5 0.5 2.3 4.2 20.0 1.5 6.8 1.0 1.5
2014-15 32 DAL 23 25.4 7.3 2.7 4.1 0.7 0.1 1.7 37.4 87.5 1.7 0.6 2.1 4.5 36.9 2.7 7.1 0.3 0.3
2014-15 32 DEN 16 20.2 7.0 1.8 4.3 0.8 0.1 1.0 36.9 50.0 1.8 0.3 1.5 3.3 30.2 2.8 7.6 0.4 0.8
2014-15 32 BOS/DAL/DEN 45 22.8 6.8 2.4 4.4 0.8 0.1 1.3 35.3 65.5 1.7 0.5 1.9 4.0 32.6 2.6 7.2 0.4 0.6
Rest Of Season Projections 33 DEN 18 16.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Jameer Nelson
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jameer Nelson NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 11.3 0.5 0.5 3.0 0.5 0.3 0.0 10.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.0 0.3 2.5 0.0 0.5
Last 14 Days 5 16.4 1.8 1.2 3.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 15.0 40.0 0.8 0.4 0.8 2.0 10.0 0.6 4.0 0.4 1.0
Last 30 Days 7 17.1 3.1 1.4 3.7 1.0 0.1 0.4 21.6 42.9 1.0 0.3 1.1 2.4 17.6 1.1 5.3 0.4 1.0
Last 5 Games 5 16.4 1.8 1.2 3.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 15.0 40.0 0.8 0.4 0.8 2.0 10.0 0.6 4.0 0.4 1.0
Last 10 Games 10 17.0 2.8 1.8 3.6 0.9 0.1 0.3 21.6 42.9 1.1 0.3 1.5 2.1 14.3 1.1 5.1 0.3 0.7
Last 20 Games 20 21.2 6.6 2.1 4.7 0.9 0.1 0.9 35.2 63.2 1.6 0.4 1.7 3.3 27.7 2.6 7.3 0.6 1.0

 

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Jameer Nelson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Point Guard

1.  Ty Lawson

2.  Jameer Nelson

3.  Randy Foye

4.  Erick Green

Denver Nuggets

True Shooting Percentage

45.5%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

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Jameer Nelson NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 79 36.0 15.4 4.3 5.3 1.7 0.1 1.0 45.5 68.2 2.6 1.2 3.1 3.1 31.2 6.4 14.0 1.6 2.4
2005-06 23 62 36.0 18.3 3.6 6.1 1.4 0.2 1.4 48.3 77.9 3.0 0.8 2.8 3.3 42.4 7.0 14.5 2.8 3.7
2006-07 24 77 36.0 15.4 3.6 5.1 1.1 0.1 1.0 43.0 82.8 2.8 0.8 2.9 3.0 33.5 5.8 13.5 2.8 3.4
2007-08 25 69 36.0 13.9 4.5 7.0 1.2 0.1 1.2 46.9 82.8 2.6 0.5 3.9 2.8 41.6 5.2 11.1 2.3 2.8
2008-09 26 42 36.0 19.3 4.0 6.2 1.4 0.1 2.3 50.3 88.7 2.3 0.6 3.4 5.0 45.3 7.3 14.6 2.4 2.7
2009-10 27 65 36.0 15.8 3.8 6.8 0.9 0.0 1.7 44.9 84.5 2.7 0.5 3.3 4.4 38.1 6.1 13.7 1.9 2.2
2010-11 28 ORL 76 36.0 15.5 3.5 7.1 1.2 0.0 1.8 44.6 80.2 3.0 0.6 2.9 4.6 40.1 5.8 13.0 2.0 2.5
2011-12 29 ORL 57 36.0 14.3 3.8 6.9 0.8 0.1 1.8 42.7 80.7 2.8 0.6 3.2 4.9 37.7 5.5 12.8 1.5 1.9
2012-13 30 ORL 56 36.0 15.0 3.8 7.5 1.3 0.1 2.2 39.2 87.3 2.8 0.4 3.4 6.5 34.1 5.6 14.2 1.6 1.9
2013-14 31 DAL 68 36.0 13.5 3.8 7.9 0.9 0.1 2.2 39.4 85.7 2.7 0.5 3.3 6.5 34.8 4.9 12.3 1.6 1.9
2013-14 31 ORL 68 36.0 13.5 3.8 7.9 0.9 0.1 2.2 39.4 85.7 2.7 0.5 3.3 6.5 34.8 4.9 12.3 1.6 1.9
2013-14 31 DAL/ORL 136 36.0 13.5 3.8 7.9 0.9 0.1 2.2 39.4 85.7 2.7 0.5 3.3 6.5 34.8 4.9 12.3 1.6 1.9
2014-15 32 BOS 6 36.0 8.6 5.1 9.8 2.1 0.0 1.5 22.0 66.7 2.7 0.9 4.2 7.4 20.0 2.7 12.2 1.8 2.7
2014-15 32 DAL 23 36.0 10.3 3.9 5.9 0.9 0.1 2.3 37.4 87.5 2.4 0.9 3.0 6.3 36.9 3.8 10.0 0.4 0.5
2014-15 32 DEN 16 36.0 12.5 3.1 7.7 1.3 0.1 1.8 36.9 50.0 3.1 0.4 2.7 5.9 30.2 5.0 13.6 0.7 1.3
2014-15 32 BOS/DAL/DEN 45 36.0 10.8 3.8 6.9 1.2 0.1 2.1 35.3 65.5 2.7 0.7 3.0 6.3 32.6 4.0 11.4 0.7 1.0
Rest Of Season Projections 33 DEN 18 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Jameer Nelson
Preseason Projections 33 DAL 62 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Jameer Nelson

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jameer Nelson NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 79 1612 689 193 237 78 3 44 45.5 68.2 117 52 141 141 31.2 286 628 73 107
2005-06 23 62 1784 905 180 302 70 9 70 48.3 77.9 148 39 141 165 42.4 347 719 141 181
2006-07 24 77 2331 1000 236 330 73 5 65 43.0 82.8 184 50 186 194 33.5 376 875 183 221
2007-08 25 69 1961 755 243 383 63 4 64 46.9 82.8 141 28 215 154 41.6 283 603 125 151
2008-09 26 42 1309 702 145 226 51 3 82 50.3 88.7 83 20 125 181 45.3 267 531 86 97
2009-10 27 65 1859 818 194 353 48 2 86 44.9 84.5 139 26 168 226 38.1 317 706 98 116
2010-11 28 ORL 76 2319 997 226 456 75 3 119 44.6 80.2 194 37 189 297 40.1 374 838 130 162
2011-12 29 ORL 57 1706 676 181 325 38 5 87 42.7 80.7 135 29 152 231 37.7 259 606 71 88
2012-13 30 ORL 56 1977 822 209 413 71 6 121 39.2 87.3 154 23 186 355 34.1 306 780 89 102
2013-14 31 DAL 68 2179 820 231 476 52 5 136 39.4 85.7 166 29 202 391 34.8 294 747 96 112
2013-14 31 ORL 68 2179 820 231 476 52 5 136 39.4 85.7 166 29 202 391 34.8 294 747 96 112
2013-14 31 DAL/ORL 136 4358 1640 462 952 104 10 272 39.4 85.7 332 58 404 782 34.8 588 1494 192 224
2014-15 32 BOS 6 121 29 17 33 7 0 5 22.0 66.7 9 3 14 25 20.0 9 41 6 9
2014-15 32 DAL 23 584 167 63 95 15 2 38 37.4 87.5 39 14 49 103 36.9 61 163 7 8
2014-15 32 DEN 16 323 112 28 69 12 1 16 36.9 50.0 28 4 24 53 30.2 45 122 6 12
2014-15 32 BOS/DAL/DEN 45 1028 308 108 197 34 3 59 35.3 65.5 76 21 87 181 32.6 115 326 19 29
Rest Of Season Projections 33 DEN 18 289 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Jameer Nelson
Preseason Projections 33 DAL 62 1693 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Jameer Nelson

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jameer Nelson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 22 79 20.4 51.0 49.0 23.0 11.4 2.0 8.9
2005-06 23 62 28.8 56.7 53.1 24.2 11.9 2.0 14.6
2006-07 24 77 30.3 51.4 46.7 22.2 12.4 1.8 12.0
2007-08 25 69 28.4 56.4 52.2 32.1 11.8 2.7 13.9
2008-09 26 42 31.2 61.2 58.0 25.6 9.4 2.7 18.3
2009-10 27 65 28.6 54.0 51.0 28.3 11.1 2.5 13.4
2010-11 28 ORL 76 30.5 54.8 51.7 29.2 12.4 2.4 14.0
2011-12 29 ORL 57 29.9 52.4 49.9 29.4 12.2 2.4 12.7
2012-13 30 ORL 56 35.3 49.8 47.0 29.7 11.1 2.7 15.7
2013-14 31 DAL 68 32.0 51.5 48.5 33.1 11.5 2.9 14.0
2013-14 31 ORL 68 32.0 51.5 48.5 33.1 11.5 2.9 14.0
2013-14 31 DAL/ORL 136 32.0 51.5 48.5 33.1 11.5 2.9 14.0
2014-15 32 BOS 6 20.2 32.3 28.0 37.9 10.3 3.7 7.0
2014-15 32 DAL 23 25.4 50.1 49.1 31.6 13.0 2.4 8.7
2014-15 32 DEN 16 20.2 44.0 43.4 30.8 12.5 2.5 6.9
2014-15 32 BOS/DAL/DEN 45 22.8 45.5 44.3 32.2 12.4 2.6 7.8
Rest Of Season Projections 33 DEN 18 16.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Jameer Nelson
Preseason Projections 33 DAL 62 27.3 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Jameer Nelson

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jameer Nelson 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Feb 27 UTA 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Feb 25 PHO 13 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
Feb 23 BKN 11 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
Feb 22 at OKC 14 2 0 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Feb 20 at MIL 37 7 4 7 1 0 3 2 10 2 3 1 5 1 3 2
Feb 10 at LAL                                
Feb 9 OKC                                
Feb 6 at DET                                
Feb 4 at BOS                                
Feb 3 at PHI 20 10 3 4 4 0 2 4 10 0 0 2 5 0 3 2
Jan 31 CHA 18 3 1 3 0 0 1 1 7 1 2 0 2 0 1 4
Jan 29 at MEM 21 2 3 5 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 3 2
Jan 28 at NOP 16 2 4 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 3 4
Jan 26 at LAC 13 2 1 2 2 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Jan 25 WAS 14 9 1 4 1 0 1 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 1 1
Jan 23 BOS 42 23 0 7 1 0 4 9 20 1 2 4 7 0 0 2
Jan 20 SAS 24 8 3 6 0 0 4 4 11 0 0 0 3 1 2 2
Jan 19 at GSW 25 14 2 5 0 0 2 6 12 0 0 2 6 0 2 2
Jan 17 MIN 19 16 0 4 0 0 2 7 10 0 0 2 5 0 0 2
Jan 16 at DAL 28 14 4 7 1 0 4 5 14 2 3 2 7 0 4 6
Jan 14 DAL                                
Jan 9 at SAC                                
Jan 7 ORL                                
Jan 5 at MIN                                
Jan 3 MEM                                
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Jan 1 at CHI                                
Dec 30 LAL                                
Dec 28 TOR                                
Dec 26 MIN 17 5 3 8 0 0 0 1 3 2 3 1 1 0 3 2
Dec 23 at BKN 30 9 4 11 4 0 1 3 9 2 2 1 6 2 2 3
Dec 22 at CHA                                
Dec 20 IND                                
Dec 19 LAC                                
Dec 17 HOU 26 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 3 1
Dec 14 SAS                                
Dec 13 at HOU 28 6 4 5 1 0 2 2 7 2 2 0 3 2 2 3
Dec 10 MIA                                
Dec 8 at TOR                                
Dec 7 at ATL 17 2 1 5 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
Dec 5 at WAS 24 5 5 3 0 0 2 2 8 0 0 1 4 3 2 2
Dec 2 POR 23 3 4 3 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 1 3 2 2 1
Dec 1 at UTA                                
Nov 28 PHO                                
Nov 26 at PHO                                
Nov 25 CHI                                
Nov 23 at LAL                                
Nov 21 NOP 26 10 4 7 1 0 2 4 8 0 0 2 5 0 4 1
Nov 19 OKC 25 5 2 4 1 0 4 2 12 0 0 1 5 0 2 2
Nov 17 at CLE 25 11 2 8 2 0 1 4 6 0 0 3 4 1 1 2
Nov 16 at NYK                                
Nov 14 at IND                                
Nov 12 POR                                
Nov 9 at POR 28 11 2 5 1 0 4 4 9 1 2 2 7 0 2 2
Nov 7 CLE 24 10 2 3 1 0 0 4 8 0 0 2 5 1 1 1
Nov 5 at SAC                                
Nov 3 SAC 23 6 2 2 0 0 5 2 7 0 0 2 6 0 2 3
Nov 1 at OKC 31 8 5 4 0 0 1 3 8 0 0 2 5 1 4 2
Oct 29 DET                                

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Jameer Nelson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nelson (Achilles) returned from a four-game absence Friday. He started, scored seven points (2-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), and added four rebounds, seven assists, and one steal in 37 minutes against the Bucks.

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Nelson (achilles) will start Friday against the Bucks.

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Nelson will head into the All-Star break nursing an Achilles injury.

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Nelson (Achilles) won't take the court Monday against the Thunder, the Nuggets' official site reports.

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Nelson (Achilles) remains questionable for Monday's game against the Thunder, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

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Nelson (Achilles) practiced Sunday but remains questionable for Monday's game against the Thunder, the Denver Post reports.

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Nelson (Achilles) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pistons, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

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Nelson (Achilles) is doubtful to play Wednesday against the Celtics, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

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Nelson was back in a bench role Sunday with Ty Lawson (personal) back in action. Nelson put up nine points (3-4 FG, 3-4 3Pt), one rebound, four assists, and one steal in 14 minutes.

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Nelson started in place of Ty Lawson (personal) against the Celtics on Friday. During 42 minutes on the court, Nelson recorded 23 points (9-20 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists, and one steal.

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Nelson will get the start at point guard Friday, the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey reports.

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Nelson scored 14 points and had five assists in 25 minutes Monday against the Warriors.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Nelson had a surprisingly-effective season as the sole greybeard on a team full of kids, posting career-best averages of 14.7 points, 7.4 boards and 1.3 steals. Unfortunately, he compiled those numbers in just 56 games, missing the rest with a variety of injuries. With no real alternative on the roster – Beno Udrih opted for a job in New York, leaving journeyman Ronnie Price as Nelson's nominal backup – Nelson figures to have a very significant role in Orlando's offense once again, though that may be dialed back a bit as players like Tobias Harris, Maurice Harkless and rookie Victor Oladipo improve. Ex-Hoosier Oladipo is a shooting guard by trade but is expected to log minutes at both guard spots this year. If he thrives at the point, he could cut into Nelson's playing time. Also worth noting: Nelson is entering the final year of his deal and probably isn't part of the Magic's rebuilding plans, which makes him a candidate to be moved at the deadline, especially if a contender develops a need for a veteran point guard.

2012-13

Nelson provided refreshing stability to the franchise this summer by re-signing for three years. He enters 2012-13 as the undisputed leader, and will be expected to play a bigger role this year as a scorer and crunch-time option. Nelson hasn’t put up good offensive numbers recently (11.9 points on 42.7% shooting last season), but should feel much more liberated on the court under Vaughn. Nelson’s never averaged more than 16.7 points per game, but could top that this year.

2011-12

Nelson has entered camp significantly trimmer and more muscular. He will be asked to be more aggressive and look to score more, especially in the fourth quarter. He shot over 40 percent from three last year and increased his scoring average slightly, but he has yet to regain his All-Star form from a few years ago. The Magic will ask him to carry a big load without a solid backup, which is concerning considering Nelson is somewhat injury-prone.

2010-11

Over the last two seasons, Nelson has proven two things: he's a remarkably effective player in Orlando's system – a key to their continued success. And he is going to have a very hard time staying healthy. In the last three seasons, Nelson – who is listed at just 6-0, 190 but plays like a halfback – has seen action in 69, 42 and 65 games. The shoulder injury that sidelined Nelson for the second half of 2008-09 seemed to linger into the 2009-10 season, and was then compounded by knee trouble. Injuries aside, Nelson's value to the Magic far outweighs his worth in a fantasy context; his averages of 12.6 points and 5.4 assists in 2009-10 pale in comparison to those of any top roto guards.

2009-10

After years of teasing NBA fans – and Orlando management – with his considerable potential, Nelson finally emerged as a top-flight NBA point guard last season, helping put the Magic in position to win the Southeast Division and Eastern Conference and earning a spot on the All-Star team. But a shoulder injury robbed him of half his breakout season – he dislocated it in early February and didn’t return until the NBA Finals. This year, with his shoulder fully recovered, he enters camp as the unquestioned starter at the point. But the Magic will be a very different team than the one that lost to Kobe and company in June. Hedo Turkoglu and his point-forward skill-set are in Toronto, and a new elite wing scorer, Vince Carter, will take his place in the lineup. With a finisher like Carter replacing a hybrid scorer/ball handler like Turkoglu in the rotation, Nelson’s role may change slightly, making him less of a scorer and more of a distributor. That might not play to Nelson’s strength – and a return to all-star level stats might be a stretch this year.

2008-09

At times last season, it looked like Nelson had lost the starting job to Carlos Arroyo, but he’s survived for another season. Arroyo and Keyon Dooling are gone, leaving only 11-year veteran Anthony Johnson to contend for playing time. Johnson might not be a full-time starter in the NBA, but is a serviceable backup who can take minutes away from Nelson. All that’s left for Nelson to do is stay on Magic coach Jeff Van Gundy’s good side, which means staying aggressive and pushing the tempo. Nelson’s a fearless driver who can score some, but took nearly three shots less per game last year. His assists picked up because he has shooters like Rashard Lewis and Hedo Tukroglu lighting it up outside, while Dwight Howard finishes near the rim. But Nelson played just 28.4 minutes per game, and Turkoglu often ran the offense as a point forward.

2007-08

Nelson has a point guard’s body, but is more of a scorer than a playmaker. His status as point guard of the future is very much in question – he’s lost playing time to Carlos Arroyo because of a propensity to turn the ball over and will have to compete for the starting job. Throw in a new coach, Stan Van Gundy, who prefers to play a slower game than suits Nelson’s skills, and we don’t know what to expect from him.

2006-07

People have been underestimating Jameer Nelson for years; we suspect that’s a factor that has fueled his success. Hoops pundits didn’t give the undersized Nelson – listed at 6-1 – much of a chance to make the leap from dominant force in the A-10 to NBA star. (Please note that “listed at” is hoops writer code for “no way is that dude more than 5-10. I swear, I could post him up.”) It’s been injuries, not talent, that have prevented Nelson from moving up in the ranks of NBA points. He missed about a month of last season due to foot ailments, but will play this season with special shoe inserts that should solve the problem. It’ll be interesting to see how Brian Hill deploys Nelson and top draft pick J.J. Redick; it’s hard to imagine them spending a ton of time on the floor together, given that Redick is listed at just 6-4. Maybe the defensive presence of Dwight Howard makes that a moot point. Or maybe we’re just underestimating Nelson again.

2005-06

Jameer Nelson had a great rookie year averaging 8.7 points and 3 assists in 20.4 minutes per game last year. He played so well in the second half of the season, that the Magic have decided to move Steve Francis over as a shooting guard. Fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on the battle between Nelson and Keyon Dooling for the starting job. If Nelson gets the starting nod, he would probably produce numbers similar to Antonio Daniels, Earl Watson, and Speedy Claxton.

2004-05

Nelson will be used as a back up for Francis at point guard most likely this season, and may end up being quite a decent pick up for the Magic. During his college time with Saint Josephs, Nelson 16.8 points per game, with a .454 field goal percentage. He also averaged 34.5 minutes a game and will eventually be able to put in some serious playing time as he learns the NBA system. Don't expect him to give you any fantasy numbers this year, but watch his progress for keeper leagues.

2003-04

Uses his strength and speed well. Proven defender. Proven to most he has what it takes to be a real point guard. Being compared to Tim Hardaway. His size is a downside. Averages about three turnovers a game.