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Jameer Nelson

32-Year-Old    PG    Orlando Magic

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

12.1

REB

3.4

AST

7.0

STL

0.8

BLK

0.1

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 re...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  7/1/2014
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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Opted out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent in June 2012.

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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 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
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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 1 34.0 12.0 7.0 11.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 31.3 50.0 4.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 0.0 5.0 16.0 2.0 4.0
Last 14 Days 4 28.3 9.8 3.8 9.3 1.3 0.0 0.8 35.7 75.0 3.8 1.0 2.8 4.0 18.8 3.8 10.5 1.5 2.0
Last 30 Days 7 27.9 10.7 3.3 7.7 0.7 0.0 1.3 40.0 76.9 3.3 0.9 2.4 4.4 29.0 4.0 10.0 1.4 1.9
Last 5 Games 5 27.2 9.6 3.4 8.2 1.0 0.0 0.8 36.0 72.7 3.2 0.8 2.6 4.0 20.0 3.6 10.0 1.6 2.2
Last 10 Games 10 28.2 11.1 3.6 7.8 0.7 0.0 1.4 40.0 76.5 2.9 0.8 2.8 4.9 28.6 4.2 10.5 1.3 1.7
Last 20 Games 20 29.7 9.7 3.3 8.1 0.8 0.1 1.3 35.9 76.0 2.5 0.6 2.8 5.0 26.0 3.7 10.3 1.0 1.3

 

Jameer Nelson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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XJameer Nelson

1.  Victor Oladipo

2.  E'Twaun Moore

3.  Ronnie Price

Orlando Magic

True Shooting Percentage

51.5%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Jameer Nelson had a true shooting percentage of 51.5%.

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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 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
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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 ORL 68 2179 820 231 476 52 5 136 39.4 85.7 166 29 202 391 34.8 294 747 96 112
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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 ORL 68 32.0 51.5 48.5 33.1 11.5 2.9 14.0
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Jameer Nelson 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 IND                                
Apr 14 at CHI                                
Apr 13 at BKN                                
Apr 11 WAS 34 12 7 11 2 0 4 5 16 2 4 0 5 2 5 4
Apr 9 BKN 29 14 5 7 1 0 4 4 9 4 4 2 6 1 4 2
Apr 5 MIN 29 2 1 12 2 0 6 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
Apr 4 at CHA 21 11 2 7 0 0 1 5 11 0 0 1 3 1 1 1
Apr 2 CLE 23 9 2 4 0 0 1 3 8 2 3 1 4 0 2 1
Mar 30 TOR 27 16 2 5 0 0 3 6 11 2 2 2 5 2 0 1
Mar 28 CHA 32 11 4 8 0 0 4 4 9 0 0 3 6 0 4 1
Mar 25 POR                                
Mar 23 at LAL                                
Mar 22 at UTA                                
Mar 19 at PHO                                
Mar 18 at GSW 23 4 4 7 1 0 3 2 7 0 0 0 2 1 3 2
Mar 14 WAS 32 13 6 8 1 0 1 5 16 2 3 1 8 1 5 3
Mar 12 DEN 32 19 3 9 0 0 2 7 12 1 1 4 8 0 3 4
Mar 10 at MIL 29 13 3 7 1 0 2 5 9 0 0 3 5 1 2 2
Mar 8 at SAS 29 9 1 5 0 0 2 3 10 2 2 1 6 0 1 2
Mar 5 HOU                                
Mar 2 PHI                                
Mar 1 at MIA 31 3 1 11 1 0 2 1 8 0 0 1 6 0 1 1
Feb 26 at PHI 42 16 6 12 1 0 0 7 16 0 0 2 6 0 6 1
Feb 25 at WAS 33 7 4 8 1 0 6 2 8 2 2 1 5 1 3 2
Feb 23 at TOR 32 9 1 8 0 0 2 4 9 1 2 0 3 0 1 2
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Feb 21 NYK 24 3 3 4 1 0 2 1 8 1 2 0 3 0 3 1
Feb 19 at CLE 31 5 4 9 2 1 1 2 11 0 0 1 5 0 4 4
Feb 18 at MIL 30 9 2 13 1 1 0 4 12 0 0 1 6 0 2 3
Feb 12 MEM 30 8 5 7 1 0 4 3 10 0 0 2 6 1 4 0
Feb 9 IND 24 8 3 2 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 2 3 0 3 1
Feb 7 OKC 28 9 0 5 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 3 7 0 0 1
Feb 5 DET 29 7 4 11 0 0 1 2 6 2 2 1 2 0 4 1
Feb 3 at IND                                
Feb 2 at BOS                                
Jan 31 MIL 12 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Jan 29 at TOR 39 13 2 4 1 0 0 5 15 0 0 3 6 0 2 2
Jan 28 at DET 25 11 2 7 2 0 3 3 9 2 3 3 6 0 2 3
Jan 26 at NOP 37 15 3 8 0 0 2 6 14 1 1 2 6 0 3 2
Jan 24 LAL 31 22 4 6 1 0 2 7 11 4 4 4 6 1 3 3
Jan 22 ATL 30 17 1 7 1 0 4 6 11 5 5 0 2 0 1 1
Jan 21 at BKN 28 9 2 10 0 0 2 2 6 4 4 1 2 1 1 2
Jan 19 BOS 40 16 5 10 0 0 7 3 10 9 10 1 5 0 5 1
Jan 17 CHA 34 18 0 8 1 0 0 7 16 1 1 3 7 0 0 2
Jan 15 CHI 54 31 6 10 1 0 2 13 30 2 2 3 13 0 6 4
Jan 13 at DAL 39 21 2 7 1 0 3 7 14 3 4 4 8 1 1 1
Jan 11 at DEN 26 10 4 7 1 0 4 4 9 0 0 2 6 0 4 2
Jan 10 at SAC 32 6 4 8 0 0 3 2 11 0 0 2 7 1 3 4
Jan 8 at POR 40 17 5 10 1 0 1 6 18 2 2 3 9 1 4 1
Jan 6 at LAC 26 3 3 4 0 0 2 1 9 0 0 1 5 1 2 1
Jan 4 MIA 39 21 5 6 0 0 2 7 11 2 2 5 8 1 4 5
Jan 2 at CLE 43 14 6 9 0 0 2 5 9 0 0 4 8 0 6 3
Dec 31 GSW 32 11 2 6 2 0 2 4 11 0 0 3 7 0 2 4
Dec 29 ATL 36 10 3 8 0 0 1 3 7 2 2 2 6 0 3 1
Dec 27 DET 24 6 6 5 1 0 2 3 7 0 0 0 4 0 6 2
Dec 23 NYK 42 17 8 10 1 0 2 6 14 2 2 3 10 1 7 5
Dec 21 SAC 29 13 3 3 1 0 1 5 9 1 2 2 4 0 3 2
Dec 18 UTA 33 17 5 4 0 0 4 5 12 4 4 3 7 1 4 4
Dec 16 at CHI 39 14 5 7 1 0 4 6 13 0 0 2 4 0 5 2
Dec 15 at OKC 35 13 1 8 1 0 3 4 11 1 2 4 7 0 1 1
Dec 13 CLE 40 17 3 5 2 0 2 7 15 0 0 3 8 0 3 4
Dec 11 at CHA 41 17 7 6 1 1 3 6 16 2 2 3 7 1 6 1
Dec 9 at MEM 44 19 4 5 1 0 2 6 14 5 5 2 8 0 4 4
Dec 8 at HOU 39 15 2 4 3 1 2 5 12 1 3 4 6 1 1 4
Dec 6 at NYK 30 13 2 9 3 0 0 4 8 2 2 3 6 0 2 2
Dec 3 at PHI                                
Dec 2 at WAS                                
Nov 29 SAS                                
Nov 27 PHI 12 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 0
Nov 26 at ATL 30 8 3 10 0 0 4 3 11 1 2 1 7 0 3 3
Nov 24 PHO 39 15 3 9 0 0 1 6 13 2 2 1 4 1 2 2
Nov 23 at MIA 38 12 3 6 2 0 5 4 10 2 2 2 6 0 3 0
Nov 20 MIA 35 17 5 5 0 0 5 5 13 3 4 4 9 2 3 2
Nov 16 DAL 23 15 4 2 0 0 1 6 11 0 0 3 6 0 4 1
Nov 13 MIL 31 8 2 5 0 1 1 3 11 2 2 0 4 0 2 3
Nov 11 at BOS 24 10 5 5 0 0 1 3 10 2 2 2 5 2 3 1
Nov 9 at ATL 31 13 3 6 0 0 4 4 9 2 2 3 6 0 3 1
Nov 8 BOS 36 12 3 7 1 0 7 4 15 2 2 2 9 0 3 3
Nov 6 LAC 36 11 4 8 0 0 5 5 8 0 0 1 3 1 3 0
Nov 3 BKN 32 11 3 5 1 0 2 5 15 0 0 1 5 0 3 2
Nov 1 NOP 24 10 4 5 0 0 1 3 8 2 2 2 5 0 4 4
Oct 30 at MIN 41 18 4 8 2 0 4 7 17 1 2 3 11 0 4 6
Oct 29 at IND 31 12 5 7 2 0 2 4 13 1 1 3 7 1 4 1

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

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

Nelson (groin) has sat out the last two games, but he has not been ruled out of playing Wednesday, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Nelson (groin) won't play Monday in Chicago, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Nelson will miss Sunday's game versus Brooklyn due to a sore groin, the Magic's official website reports.

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Nelson had 12 points (5-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), seven rebounds, and 11 assists in 34 minutes in the loss to the Wizards on Friday.

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Nelson (knee) returned to the Magic's lineup for the first time since Mar. 18, providing 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four rebounds, and eight assists in 32 minutes in the overtime win against Charlotte on Friday.

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Nelson (knee) will start Friday versus Charlotte, the Magic's official team website reports.

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Nelson (knee) had a MRI come back negative on his injured knee and he hopes to return to the lineup Friday, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Nelson (knee) won't play Tuesday versus Portland, the Magic's official website reports.

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Nelson (knee) will not play in Sunday's tilt against the Lakers, the Lakers' official site reports.

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Nelson (knee) won't play Saturday against the Jazz, the Orlando Sentinel reports. He has yet to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

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Nelson (sore left knee) didn't practice Friday, and the Magic are expected to update his status before Saturday's game in Salt Lake City, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Nelson won't play Wednesday because of a sore left knee, the Magic's official site reports.

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2013-14

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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.