Jameer Nelson PG DAL 28 Days

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.

Jameer Nelson PG DAL 3 Months

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.

Jameer Nelson PG DAL 3 Months

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.

Jameer Nelson PG DAL 3 Months

The Mavericks will host a meeting for unrestricted free agent Jameer Nelson on Thursday

They're looking for a point guard and are currently expected to start Raymond Felton. If the Mavericks can land Nelson, he'd have a great chance to start and would be a nice guy to have off the ball with his career 37.4 percent from 3-point range. The Mavs have $2.7 million left in their exception and are hoping that'll be enough.

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The Pelicans are interested in signing Jameer Nelson.

Nelson was contacted by general manager Dell Demps this week. The Pelicans decided not to put in a qualifying offer to Brian Roberts and will need a backup point guard behind Jrue Holiday. Nelson would lose a lot of fantasy value as a backup and would not be worth drafting in most leagues.

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Jameer Nelson's time as the Magic's starting point guard may be coming to an end soon, as ESPN's Chad Ford believes the Magic will take a point guard in the upcoming draft.

"They want a point guard," said Ford. "They experimented with Victor Oladipo there, but preferably they get a young player that is more of a true point. [Dante] Exum and Marcus Smart are the guys for them." With Nelson's contract only guaranteed for $2 million, he may be an expendable commodity this summer. The Magic have a 15.6 percent chance of winning the lottery, making it likely they will have the opportunity to draft either Smart or Exum this June.

Jameer Nelson PG DAL 7 Months

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.