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Jameer Nelson

35-Year-Old       New Orleans Pelicans

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

5.8

REB

2.4

AST

4.2

STL

0.8

BLK

0.1

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Nelson is far from an exciting guard at the ripe age of 35, but he's become a nice veteran presence for this young Denver team. The former Saint Joseph standout had to play much more than expected in 2016-17, as he took over starting point guard duties across the final few m...

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

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Signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans in October of 2017.

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Nelson posted five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven assists, one rebound and two steals over 29 minutes Wednesday in a win over the Bucks.

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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 34 20.6 9.6 1.9 3.7 0.7 0.1 1.4 45.0 57.9 1.8 0.5 1.5 3.8 35.4 4.0 8.8 0.3 0.6
2014-15 32 BOS/DAL/DEN 63 22.3 8.3 2.3 4.0 0.7 0.1 1.4 40.7 66.7 1.7 0.5 1.8 4.1 34.5 3.3 8.0 0.4 0.6
2015-16 33 DEN 39 26.6 7.7 2.9 4.9 0.6 0.1 1.1 36.8 85.7 1.7 0.5 2.5 3.7 29.9 2.9 7.9 0.8 0.9
2016-17 34 DEN 75 27.3 9.2 2.6 5.1 0.7 0.1 1.4 44.4 71.4 1.7 0.4 2.2 3.6 38.8 3.6 8.1 0.6 0.8
2017-18 35 NOP 26 24.2 5.8 2.4 4.2 0.8 0.1 1.0 42.4 80.0 1.5 0.3 2.2 2.7 37.7 2.2 5.1 0.5 0.6
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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 3 20.0 2.7 0.3 3.3 0.7 0.0 0.7 23.1 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.3 2.7 25.0 1.0 4.3 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 7 19.9 4.0 2.3 3.1 0.3 0.1 0.9 35.5 0.0 1.0 0.1 2.1 2.6 33.3 1.6 4.4 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 14 21.6 4.7 2.5 4.3 0.6 0.1 0.9 44.3 0.0 1.4 0.3 2.2 2.4 36.4 1.9 4.4 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 20.4 3.0 1.6 4.2 0.4 0.0 0.6 27.3 0.0 1.0 0.2 1.4 2.6 23.1 1.2 4.4 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 21.0 3.7 2.6 3.8 0.5 0.1 0.7 36.6 0.0 1.0 0.3 2.3 2.3 30.4 1.5 4.1 0.0 0.0
Last 20 Games 20 23.7 5.6 2.5 4.1 0.9 0.1 0.9 43.8 76.9 1.4 0.4 2.1 2.3 39.1 2.1 4.8 0.5 0.7

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Jameer Nelson
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 13 MIL 115-108 30 5 1 7 2 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 3
Dec 11 @HOU 130-123 Did Not Play
Dec 10 PHI 131-124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 8 SAC 109-116 30 3 0 3 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 1 5 0 0 3
Dec 6 DEN 123-114 22 5 5 5 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 4 1 4 3
Dec 4 GSW 115-125 20 2 2 6 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 3
Dec 2 @POR 116-123 19 7 5 0 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 5 2
Dec 1 @UTA 114-108 18 6 3 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 2 3 0 3 3
Nov 29 MIN 102-120 27 7 1 3 2 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
Nov 25 @GSW 110-95 21 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 3
Nov 24 @PHO 91-115 23 2 4 8 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 2 2 2 1
Nov 22 SAS 107-90 20 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Nov 20 OKC 114-107 18 9 1 4 1 0 2 4 5 0 0 1 2 0 1 3
Nov 17 @DEN 146-114 28 10 4 9 0 0 5 4 6 0 0 2 4 1 3 0
Nov 15 TOR 116-125 26 7 4 7 1 0 2 3 6 0 0 1 3 0 4 0
Nov 13 ATL 106-105 22 6 2 2 0 0 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 1
Nov 11 LAC 111-103 29 4 3 5 1 0 3 1 6 2 2 0 1 0 3 4
Nov 9 @TOR 122-118 28 7 0 5 0 0 0 3 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 3
Nov 7 @IND 112-117 29 10 3 3 3 1 0 3 8 3 4 1 3 2 1 1
Nov 4 @CHI 90-96 35 13 5 5 4 0 3 5 8 0 0 3 3 0 5 0
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Nov 3 @DAL 94-99 28 6 1 1 2 0 0 1 5 4 4 0 2 0 1 1
Nov 1 MIN 98-104 20 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Oct 30 ORL 99-115 25 5 1 6 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 4 0 1 4
Oct 28 CLE 123-101 19 0 3 6 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 1
Oct 26 @SAC 106-114 36 18 4 6 0 1 2 7 13 0 0 4 8 0 4 1
Oct 24 @POR 103-93 31 10 2 2 0 0 2 3 9 2 2 2 6 0 2 1
Oct 22 @LAL 112-119 24 5 1 5 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 1
Oct 20 GSW 120-128 Did Not Play
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Jameer Nelson – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Point Guard
Also Listed As:  #4 Shooting Guard

1.  Rajon Rondo

2.  Jrue Holiday

3.  Jameer Nelson

4.  Ian Clark

5.  E'Twaun Moore

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True Shooting Percentage

54.1%

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In 2017-18, Jameer Nelson has a true shooting percentage of 54.1%.

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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 34 36.0 16.8 3.4 6.4 1.3 0.2 2.4 45.0 57.9 3.1 0.8 2.6 6.7 35.4 6.9 15.4 0.6 1.0
2014-15 32 BOS/DAL/DEN 63 36.0 13.4 3.7 6.5 1.2 0.2 2.3 40.7 66.7 2.8 0.8 2.9 6.6 34.5 5.2 12.9 0.6 0.9
2015-16 33 DEN 39 36.0 10.4 4.0 6.6 0.9 0.2 1.5 36.8 85.7 2.3 0.7 3.3 5.0 29.9 3.9 10.7 1.0 1.2
2016-17 34 DEN 75 36.0 12.1 3.4 6.8 1.0 0.1 1.9 44.4 71.4 2.3 0.5 2.9 4.8 38.8 4.7 10.6 0.8 1.1
2017-18 35 NOP 26 36.0 8.6 3.6 6.2 1.1 0.2 1.5 42.4 80.0 2.2 0.4 3.2 4.0 37.7 3.2 7.6 0.7 0.9
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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 34 702 327 66 125 25 4 46 45.0 57.9 61 16 50 130 35.4 135 300 11 19
2014-15 32 BOS/DAL/DEN 63 1407 523 146 253 47 6 89 40.7 66.7 109 33 113 258 34.5 205 504 24 36
2015-16 33 DEN 39 1036 299 115 190 25 5 43 36.8 85.7 66 19 96 144 29.9 113 307 30 35
2016-17 34 DEN 75 2045 687 192 385 54 8 106 44.4 71.4 128 28 164 273 38.8 268 604 45 63
2017-18 35 NOP 26 628 150 63 109 20 3 26 42.4 80.0 39 7 56 69 37.7 56 132 12 15
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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 34 20.6 53.0 52.7 25.3 12.3 2.0 9.2
2014-15 32 BOS/DAL/DEN 63 22.3 50.3 49.5 28.7 12.4 2.3 8.8
2015-16 33 DEN 39 26.6 46.4 43.8 32.8 11.4 2.9 9.5
2016-17 34 DEN 75 27.3 54.4 53.1 33.6 11.2 3.0 11.3
2017-18 35 NOP 26 24.2 54.1 52.3 38.0 13.6 2.8 8.7
Rest Of Season Projections 35 NOP 49 12.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Jameer Nelson
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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Nelson (ankle) is expected to play in Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks, Will Guillory of the Times-Picayune reports.

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Nelson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

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Nelson (ankle) will not play Monday against the 76ers.

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Nelson (ankle) won't play Sunday against Philadelphia, Scott Kushner of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

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Nelson is dealing with a left ankle injury and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Sixers.

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Nelson scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt) while adding nine assists and four rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench during Friday's 146-114 loss to the Nuggets.

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Nelson turned in 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt), six assists, four rebounds and one block across 36 minutes in Thursday's 114-106 win over the Kings.

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Nelson is expected to play around 22-to-26 minutes during Tuesday's matchup against the Trail Blazers, Will Guillory of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Nelson will be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

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Nelson signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans on Saturday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

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Nelson was waived by the Nuggets on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

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Nelson will come off the bench to start the 2017-18 season, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Coming off of a season in which he played a career-low 39 games, Nelson appears to have entered the twilight of his NBA career. A severely sprained wrist was to blame for the lengthy absence, as Nelson appeared in just two games after Jan. 15. Even when healthy, Nelson struggled, averaging 7.7 points per game on 36.8 percent shooting from the field, both the lowest marks of his 12-year career. Of course, the regression was due in part to a reduction in minutes with the arrival of Emmanuel Mudiay. Nelson will again play behind Mudiay this season, and he'll also have to contend with rookie combo guard Jamal Murray. It's unclear how often Murray will play on the ball, but the Nuggets have little incentive to keep him on the bench behind a 34-year-old veteran.

2015-16

After spending the first 10 years of his career with the Magic, Nelson spent time with the Celtics, Mavs, and Nuggets last season, finishing out the season as the backup to Ty Lawson. In 34 games with the Nuggets, he averaged 21 minutes while posting 9.6 points, 3.7 assists, and 2.0 rebounds per game. Nelson shot 45 percent from the field while hitting 35 percent of his three-pointers, but he connected on only 58 percent of his free throws. While that final number is concerningly low, it was likely an anomaly. Prior to last season, the veteran had never shot below 67 percent in any season, and he holds a career average of 81 percent. Nelson isn't likely to attempt a high volume of free throws, but that percentage should be expected to return to a more palatable level. As the projected backup point guard again this season, Nelson figures to see steady minutes off the bench, but his primary role may be to mentor promising rookie Emmanuel Mudiay, who is expected to replace Lawson as the starter.

2014-15

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 nagging left knee injury, limited him to just 68 games. He shot 39 percent from the field on 11.0 attempts per game and 86 percent from the free-throw line on 1.6 attempts per game. Orlando elected to waive the veteran point guard in the offseason as their youth movement continues. Nelson signed a deal with Dallas where he won't be asked to carry quite the same load. He could be in a prime position to earn the starting point guard job with Raymond Felton suspended for the first four games of the season and Devin Harris thriving as a leader of the second unit last season. Nelson's up-tempo style of play should fit right in with Dallas' offense, and his assist totals could improve with Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, and Tyson Chandler on the receiving end of his passes. An increase in three-point opportunities should be available with defenses honing in on Nowitzki, Parsons, and Monta Ellis.

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.