Jameer Nelson PG DEN 3 weeks ago

Nelson has agreed to a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Nuggets, ESPN reports.

Nelson became a free agent after declining a $2.9 million player option heading into this offseason, so the reported value of his new contract with the Nuggets gives the 33-year-old a decent pay raise as his career winds down. After joining Denver mid-way through last season, Nelson went on to average 9.6 points, 3.7 assists and 1.4 three-pointers in 20.6 minutes per game. With Nelson back in the fold, as well as Denver's first-round selection of point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, it wouldn't be surprising if Ty Lawson is shopped on the trade market this summer. Given that deep pecking order, the veteran Nelson projects as either the Nuggets' second or third point guard this upcoming season.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 1 month ago

Nelson has opted out of the final year of his contract with the Nuggets, thus becoming an unrestricted free agent, The Denver Post reports.

Nelson played for the Nuggets, Celtics and Mavericks last season, when his contract was shopped around the league in trade talks. However, now that the Nuggets have spent their first round pick on fellow point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and Nelson has declined his $2.9 million player option for next season, the 33-year-old will hit the open market in search of another pay day from a team in need of veteran depth in their backcourt.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 2 months ago

Nelson notched averages of 9.6 points (45% FG, 35% 3Pt, 58% FT), 1.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 21 minutes per game during 34 games with the Nuggets in 2014-15.

Before being traded to the Nuggets following a brief six-game stint with the Celtics, Nelson started 23 games in 2014-15 with the Mavericks, averaging 7.3 points (37% FG, 37% 3Pt, 88% FT), 2.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 25 mpg. The 33-year-old guard reportedly plans to decline his $2.9 million player option for 2015-16 to become an unrestricted free agent. However, regardless of where he winds up, he's unlikely to regain the prominent role we became accustomed to seeing him enjoy with the Magic during his prime.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 4 months ago

Nelson (hip) said he will wait to decide whether or not to opt into his contract for next season, the Denver Post reports. "Whatever I decide, I'll definitely discuss with that team what my role would be," said Nelson. "I feel like I'm definitely more than a 15 or 18-minute guy, for sure."

Nelson has a $2.8 million player option for next season, which he is yet to decide whether or not he'll exercise. The veteran will weigh several factors, including playing time and head coach. Nelson voiced his support for interim head coach Melvin Hunt, saying he did a "great job of sticking with us when things got tough." However, the Nuggets have not decided whether Hunt will be back next season, so it looks as though Nelson will wait on that decision to before making his own.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 4 months ago

Nelson (hip) will sit out the season finale Wednesday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Nelson, who has missed the last four games, will not return for the final game of the season with the Nuggets well out of playoff contention. Expect him to recovery fully this offseason as he faces the decision of whether or not to pick up his $2.9 million player option for 2015-16.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 4 months ago

Nelson (hip) will not play Monday agains the Clippers, Rowan Kavner of Clippers.com reports.

Nelson continues to nurse a hip injury, and he'll miss his fourth straight game. Expect Will Barton, Erick Green and Gary Harris to account for most of the reserve backcourt minutes.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 4 months ago

Nelson (hip) will not play in Friday's game against the Mavericks, the Denver Post reports.

Nelson will be missing his second-straight game as he continues to deal with a hip injury. His next opportunity to play will be against the Kings on Sunday.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 4 months ago

Nelson (hip) won't suit up Wednesday against the Lakers, the Denver Post reports.

On Saturday, Nelson suffered a right hip flexor strain, which forced his removal from the game. With Ty Lawson (forearm) expected to return Wednesday, Nelson's absence should allow Randy Foye and Erick Green to handle the rock when Lawson is off the court.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 4 months ago

Nelson left Saturday's game with a right hip flexor strain and will not return, the Denver Post reports.

Nelson joins Ty Lawson (forearm) on the bench, and that left rookie Erick Green to start the second half. Lawson seems probable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers whether or not Nelson is healthy enough to play.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 4 months ago

Nelson is getting a spot start Saturday with Ty Lawson (forearm) sitting out, the Denver Post reports.

Nelson is a good daily option and decent stream option when he gets a spot start in place of Lawson, but Nelson doesn't have good long-term value. Lawson appears likely to play in the Nuggets' next game Wednesday.