Jameer Nelson PG ORL 1 Day
Jameer Nelson (foot) is scheduled to practice Thursday and is hopeful to play Friday against the Knicks.
The oft-injured Nelson has missed three straight games with a sprained foot, so a return Friday would be a welcome sight for his fantasy owners. While he can't be counted on to stay healthy, Nelson is can still contribute to fantasy rosters as evidenced by his 11.7 points and 6.1 dimes per game this season. If Nelson doesn't play Friday, E'Twaun Moore would likely see a bump in his minutes.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 3 Days
Jameer Nelson (foot) will sit out again vs. the 76ers on Tuesday.
Orlando has two off days before returning to action on Friday, and Nelson was a game-time decision tonight, so hopefully this will be his last DNP. Despite Orlando's desire to develop Victor Oladipo at PG and possibly trade Nelson before the deadline, the veteran is still averaging 11.7 points and 6.1 assists in just under 31 minutes per game.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 4 Days
Jameer Nelson (foot) will not play against the Wizards on Monday.
It will be his second game out and he doesn't have a timetable to return. Although, the injury doesn't sound too serious. His fantasy owners should be sitting him in almost any scenario given his low upside. In his first game out of the lineup on Friday, E'Twaun Moore played 32 minutes, but shot 2-of-8 from the field. He might have a better game tonight. Victor Oladipo will likely start at point guard again and it should be a lot of fun watching him face off against John Wall.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 5 Days
Jameer Nelson (sprained foot) will travel with the Magic on their six-game road trip, which begins Monday vs. the Wizards.
His return date is unclear but it's encouraging that he's traveling with the team. Until he's cleared to play both E'Twaun Moore and Victor Oladipo will earn extra opportunities as the team's leading playmaker.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 7 Days
Jameer Nelson (foot) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.
He suffered a foot sprain in the first half of Wednesday's game and did not return. The Magic are off until Monday following tonight's game, so Nelson should be considered questionable to face the Wizards. E'Twaun Moore will start at shooting guard and he's played 30 minutes in back-to-back games -- one with Jameer in the lineup. He has 0.8 steals and 0.9 triples per game on the season in just 22.5 minutes, so he should have a few of those combined against an up-tempo Spurs team. Victor Oladipo will also get more responsibilities as the starting point guard and hopefully he doesn't turn the ball over too much.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 8 Days
Jameer Nelson (sprained foot) remains questionable to play on Friday.
The Magic will evaluate Nelson further before determining his availability, and he was unable to attend a charitable event on Thursday because of his injury. E'Twaun Moore and Victor Oladipo would handle PG duties if Nelson is forced to miss any games.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 9 Days
Jameer Nelson suffered a sprained left foot in the first half on Wednesday's game and will not return.
He was in some pain on after a pick-and-roll play then he limped to the bench to allow the training staff to take a look. There are no foot injuries of note since 2006, so this isn't some sort of chronic issue. E'Twaun Moore will get most of the minutes at point guard while Victor Oladipo could also bring the ball up. Moore is worth a speculative add in deep leagues.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 10 Days
Jameer Nelson handed out 10 assists in the Magic's 109-92 victory over the Hawks to go with eight points, three boards, and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
He and the Magic were on fire in the third quarter with 36 points and Nelson had eight of his dimes in that frame. The 31-year-old guard had a season high in assists, but matched his season low due to shooting only 3-of-11 from the field. Nelson was dead last in the NBA in field goal percentage among qualifiers and he's not getting much better shooting just 38 percent this season.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 16 Days
Jameer Nelson had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Heat.
Nelson doesn't get much love in fantasyland, but is quietly averaging 12.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting just 39 percent over that stretch. The poor shooting combined with the fact he also hasn't had a single steal in any of those games are a couple reasons why he may be available in your league.
Jameer Nelson PG ORL 20 Days
Jameer Nelson isn't distracted by the possibility of a trade, saying his "job is to play."
Only $2 million is guaranteed on Nelson's contract next year, which will make him more and more attractive to contenders looking for depth as we approach the February trade deadline. Coming off the bench for another squad Nelson would have a tough time matching the 14.7 points and 7.4 assists he put up in 35.2 minutes per game last year. He's expendable to the future-focused Magic.