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Nelson recorded 9 points, 11 assists and 4 steals in 30 minutes of play Tuesday night, his first start for the Celtics.

It was a nice return home to Orlando for Nelson, who played his first ten NBA seasons for the Magic. Nelson got the start over rookie Marcus Smart. Expect the two to juggle starts as the Celtics try to showcase Nelson before the February 19 trade deadline. Smart is also still gradually recovering from his ankle and achilles injuries.

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Nelson will get the start Tuesday against the Magic.

Marcus Smart will move to a bench role for now, as the coach Brad Stevens likely wants to make the rookie earn the starting job. Nelson is a capable NBA starter with a relatively high floor and a low ceiling, while Smart is just the opposite.

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Nelson will make his debut for the Celtics on Sunday Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports

Boston in clearly in rebuilding mode after trading away its best player for some draft picks and veterans, including Nelson. With that in mind, it would not be a surprise to see Nelson as the clear number two point guard to young rookie Marcus Smart. Smart has had trouble staying healthy though, so Nelson does have some value since he's one injury away from being usable.

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Nelson was one of three players traded to the Celtics on Thursday as part of the deal that sent Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Nelson had been seeing around 25 minutes per game with the Mavericks, but despite the downgrade in team context, there's no guarantee the rebuilding Celtics will be as willing to hand the aging guard as much playing time. With Rondo out of the picture, rookie first-rounder Marcus Smart will presumably get the first crack at assuming point guard duties for the Celtics, likely relegating Nelson to a backup role. Even so, Smart is still working his way back from an Achilles injury and could be eased back into action, potentially allowing Nelson to act as a short-term placeholder in the starting lineup. Nelson was averaging 7.3 points and 4.7 rebounds across 23 games with the Mavericks.

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Nelson (shoulder) will play Saturday, Mavs.com's Earl Sneed reports.

Look for Nelson to get the start after missing one game with an ailing shoulder. The duo of Nelson and Devin Harris has been effective for Dallas this season, but it limits both players' fantasy value as they are somewhat interchangeable.

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Nelson (shoulder) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Warriors, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

Nelson has already missed one game with his shoulder injury and will see how Saturday's morning shootaround goes before making a decision about Saturday night. If he's unable to play, the duo of J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will likely absorb Nelson's minutes.

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Nelson's shoulder injury is not considered serious, according to the Mavericks' official website.

Nelson's sore shoulder prevented him from playing Wednesday, but head coach Rick Carlisle did not seem overly concerned about Nelson's health, so he should have a chance to play in the Mavericks' next game Saturday.

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Nelson (shoulder) has been ruled out Wednesday, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

He last missed time with a back injury, so this might be something new. It's not clear how serious the injury is, but for now, consider him day-to-day. Look for Devin Harris to start in Nelson's place.

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Nelson recorded 18 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes during the Mavericks' 114-105 loss versus the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

Nelson had another solid showing following his several game absence with back spasms, and if Monta Ellis' elbow injury lingers Nelson could be forced to shoulder a larger load offensively. Still, with Devin Harris and J.J. Barea playing well and Raymond Felton (ankle) set to return eventually, Nelson's value is likely to be capped unless the Mavericks get hit by serious injuries.

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Nelson was in action for only 16 minutes against the Bucks, scoring only 2 points (1-3 FG, 0-2 FT), adding one rebound and five assists.

Part of the reason why Nelson's minutes were so low is because of his back injury, but also because the Mavericks had such a balanced game. Monitor how much minutes he gets over the next few games to gauge his value as a starter, but also understand that he is still their best option at point guard. Despite his back injury, any reduction in minutes for Nelson will result in split minutes between J.J. Barea and Devin Harris.