Jameer Nelson PG ORL 4 Days
Jameer Nelson (groin) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Pacers.
His season ends with averages of 12.1 points, 3.4 boards, 7.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 triples. With Nelson out, guys like Doron Lamb and Andrew Nicholson have stepped up, but both are risky plays in fantasy leagues. Victor Oladipo will start again.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 5 Days
The Magic reportedly haven't decided whether to pick up Jameer Nelson's partially-guaranteed final season, but he hopes to stay in Orlando long-term.
Nelson's $8 million salary is only guaranteed for $2 million, and the Magic could always try to re-negotiate a longer deal. "It's the team's option. I would like to still be here and finish my career here," Nelson said. "I have a lot more years left in me. Good years. I'm not sure what they have in store for me." He ranks eighth in the NBA with 7.0 assists per game despite the arrival of prized rookie guard Victor Oladipo.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 6 Days
Jameer Nelson (groin) will not play against the Bulls on Monday.
It will be his second consecutive have out of the lineup and the Magic have run some messy rotations without him this season. Victor Oladipo will start again and the team has also given more minutes to guys like Doron Lamb and E'Twaun Moore. Nelson can be cut in all leagues and is probably out on Wednesday.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 7 Days
Jameer Nelson (groin strain) will not play against the Nets on Sunday.
He is dealing with soreness in his groin and this is the first we've heard of his injury. Nelson played 34 minutes on Friday night and may have been playing through the strain, but there's certainly a chance for the Magic to rule him out for the season even if it's minor. Fantasy owners have little incentive to keep him on their rosters. Victor Oladipo will get another chance as the starter at point guard.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 18 Days
Jameer Nelson had nine points and four assists in 23 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Cavs.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 21 Days
Jameer Nelson saw a dentist on Monday after having four of his teeth chipped during Sunday's game.
Nelson was elbowed in the mouth but he doesn't seem much worse for the wear, and he should be ready to go vs. the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 21 Days
Jameer Nelson looked good in his second game back from a knee injury, scoring 16 points with two 3-pointers and five assists in a loss to the Raptors.
Nelson is shooting under 40 percent from the field for the second consecutive season, but he's still pitching in 12.2 points and 6.9 assists per game while providing stability and leadership both on and off the court. It will be interesting to see what Orlando does with his partially-guaranteed $8 million salary for next season, especially with Victor Oladipo (16 points in 26 minutes) in line for a bigger role.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 23 Days
Jameer Nelson (knee) returned to action on Friday against the Bobcats, scoring 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds and eight assists.
Nelson will be on shutdown alert the rest of the way but for now he looks good to go and is well worth a pickup if you can deal with the DNP risk. Victor Oladipo scored 14 points with three rebounds, one assist, four steals and one block, and Arron Afflalo added 17 points with two threes and 9-of-10 hits from the foul line in the win.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 24 Days
Jameer Nelson (knee) will start against the Bobcats on Friday.
After missing four games with a sore left knee, Nelson will return to the Magic's starting lineup for Friday's game against Charlotte, according to coach Jacque Vaughn. Nelson had been averaging 11.6 points, 7.2 steals, and 1.8 3-pointers in the last five games before his injuries, so fantasy owners who are in need of assists and treys should feel good about slotting the 32-year-old in their starting lineups for Friday. Victor Oladipo's value should take a bit of a hit with Nelson's return, while Ronnie Price and E'Twaun will lose most of the already limited value that they had while Jameer was out.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 26 Days
An MRI on Jameer Nelson's left knee came back negative and he hopes to return to action on Friday.
"It's gotten better," Nelson said. "The swelling is going down ... So everything looks positive and I'm shooting to play on Friday." Victor Oladipo has been handling the ball more in Nelson's absence, with mixed results -- over the past four games he's shooting 37.3 percent from the field with 7.3 assists and 5.3 turnovers.