Jameer Nelson PG DEN 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 2 months ago

Nelson scored 22 points (9-18 FG, 4-8 3Pt) with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes Saturday.

Nelson is providing some useful numbers of late, averaging 16.7 points, 2.8 three-pointers, and 3.2 assists in just 25 minutes in his last six games, shooting 52 percent from the field. Considering he is shooting just 41 percent over the course of the season, the hot streak will likely cool, but at this point, Nelson is a solid source of triples in his limited minutes.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 2 months ago

Nelson (hip) posted 15 points, one rebound, five assists, and one steal in 17 minutes of action Sunday against the Magic.

Nelson is returning from a one-game rest, and it appears he's set to continue playing well. He's averaging 17.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 3.3 three-pointers made over the last four games and is worth an add in standard leagues.

Jameer Nelson PG DEN 2 months ago

Nelson (hip) is dressed out for Sunday's game against the Magic but it's still unclear if he's been cleared to play.

Nelson missed Friday's game with a hip injury but was on the court for pregame warmups against the Magic. With his availability still unofficially announced, he's a risky option to use Sunday.