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Nelson (rest) and the rest of the Dallas starters got the night off Saturday for the team's preseason loss to the Pacers.

Nelson did not play in the second game of the team's preseason back-to-back but remains the likely starting point guard.

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Nelson scored 19 points Friday in a preseason win over Cleveland. He finished 7-of-9 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc. He added four rebounds and three assists.

Nelson was sensational while playing with the four other projected starters for the first time this preseason. He took advantage of the space created by teammates Monta Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki, and Chandler Parsons and was able to find a rhythm early. If he can rediscover his outside shot, Nelson could be worth a flier.

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Nelson scored three points in 17 minutes of preseason action Tuesday. He added two assists and four rebounds in the loss.

Nelson remains the starting point guard but could see his minutes limited by the play of Devin Harris. The presence of Dirk Nowitzki, out Tuesday with a hip contusion, should open up the floor for Nelson and allow him to be more efficient.

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Nelson will be the Mavericks' starting point guard to begin the season, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports.

All the news from Dallas was trending in this direction, but affirmation from coach Rick Carlisle confirms that Nelson will be at the helm of the Mavericks' offense. The 32-year-old had been in competition with Devin Harris and Raymond Felton. Despite gaining the favor of Carlisle, Nelson will likely have to divide his time on the court with his fellow point guards which limits his value. On top of this, Harris and Felton will continue to fight for the starting role and could jump over Nelson at any point during the season.

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Nelson was paired with Dallas' first-unit Saturday at the team's open scrimmage, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Nelson has quietly emerged as the favorite to begin the season as Dallas' starting point guard. He has been paired with the first team through a majority of camp and his inclusion on the White team is another indicator that he has established himself as the front-runner. Coach Rick Carlisle also raved about Devin Harris but did indicate he likes Harris' energy off the bench. Nelson's other competition comes in the form of Raymond Felton, who will miss the first four games due to suspension.

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Nelson is trending toward landing the starting point guard spot with the Mavericks, ESPN Dallas reports. While referring to Nelson as a "natural leader," coach Rick Carlisle said, "He's just got a grit and toughness about him that we really need on this team this year...His game is going to help us, but his personality is going to help us, too."

During the Mavs' first practice of training camp Tuesday, Nelson wore a white jersey, hinting at the aforementioned development. With numerous offensive weapons, namely Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, and Chandler Parsons, at his disposal, Nelson found it "weird" to see wide-open looks. However, after two seasons in which his shooting stroke suffered during the Magic's post-Dwight Howard rebuild, Nelson could revert to the career 46-percent clip from the floor that he held through his first eight years in the league. In order to hold relevance in fantasy, though, Nelson must fight off holdover Devin Harris and fellow newcomer Raymond Felton for the gig.

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Jameer Nelson and the Mavericks are expected to finalize a 2-year, $6 million deal on Thursday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The deal also contains a player option in its second year. The Mavericks have had a busy offseason, acquiring Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Chandler Parsons, and now inking Nelson for two years. It is still unclear what role he will play next season, but he will likely be part of a rotating point guard platoon.

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Jameer Nelson said on Thursday "My 3-point percentage hopefully will go up playing with better guys."

"The looks will be there," Nelson said. "Dirk will draw a lot of attention. Monta draws a lot of attention. Chandler Parsons, too. Everybody's going to draw attention, so somebody's going to be open. I'm just preparing myself to make open shots." Nelson shot 34.8 percent from the three-point line last season, making 2.0 treys per game. With Raymond Felton, Devin Harris, and Nelson on the roster, it's still undetermined who will initially see the lion's share of the minutes at point guard.

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Jameer Nelson has committed to signing with the Mavericks, according to Yahoo! Sports.

It's been expected for a couple days now and Nelson will add some depth to the Mavs. They're expected to use Nelson, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton as a three-point guard rotation while they will also spell Monta Ellis. The Mavs are going to have one of the smallest backcourts in the NBA, so it'll be of the utmost importance that Tyson Chandler stays healthy. Nelson is only a late-round flier in standard leagues right now.

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Jameer Nelson is "on track" to sign with the Mavericks after his meeting on Thursday.

It's a great fit for both sides with the Mavericks having to deal with Raymond Felton while they could also use a guard who is a plus 3-point shooter. Nelson gets a chance to contribute for a contender and should be able to get plenty of chances to score in double figures. His usage rate isn't going to be too high and he's never really put up eye-popping assist totals, so he's more of a late-round pick in fantasy leagues.