Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
6 days ago

Nelson scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt) while adding nine assists and four rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench during Friday's 146-114 loss to the Nuggets.

EDGE Analysis

The Pelicans' backcourt rotation has shifted around this week with Rajon Rondo finally healthy enough to join the mix, but Nelson's role as the court general for the second unit appears to be unaffected. The veteran point guard is still capable of the occasional useful game, but his overall fantasy contributions will likely remain inconsistent.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
4 weeks ago

Nelson turned in 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt), six assists, four rebounds and one block across 36 minutes in Thursday's 114-106 win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson put together his best game yet over his first three contests in a Pelicans uniform while establishing a high-water mark in minutes. The 35-year-old has back-to-back double-digit scoring outings as well, and if he retains a high-usage role off the bench, he's aptly capable of serving as a solid source of multi-category production in deeper formats.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
1 month ago

Nelson is expected to play around 22-to-26 minutes during Tuesday's matchup against the Trail Blazers, Will Guillory of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson made his Pelican debut on Sunday, posting five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), one rebound, five assists, one steal and one turnover across 24 minutes. He's expected to receive similar playing time once again on Tuesday, likely seeing minutes in the mid-20's. Nelson is currently slotted behind Jrue Holiday at point guard and should be one of the first guards off the bench in the backcourt.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
1 month ago

Nelson will be available for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson was signed after he was let go by the Nuggets and should provide the Pelicans with some quality point guard depth in Rajon Rondo's absence following sports hernia surgery. He may not play much in his first game with the team, but he'll compete with the likes of E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark for minutes as a primary ball-handler behind Jrue Holiday.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
1 month ago

Nelson signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans on Saturday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nuggets parted ways with Nelson earlier in the week to free up a roster spot, and the veteran was reportedly being pursued by a number of teams. He'll head to New Orleans, where he'll have an opportunity to immediately be a factor in a depleted point guard rotation that's currently without Rajon Rondo (hernia) and Frank Jackson (foot). Nelson could require some time to get up to speed, but once he's acquainted with the new system, expect the 35-year-old to compete for minutes with E'Twaun Moore and Ian Clark.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
1 month ago

Nelson was waived by the Nuggets on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson was let go in order to make room for incoming free agent Richard Jefferson. The veteran point guard was set to begin the season third on the depth chart, which ultimately made him expendable. Entering his 14th season in the league, Nelson will now look for a new team looking for point guard depth and veteran leadership.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
1 month ago

Nelson will come off the bench to start the 2017-18 season, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nuggets' point guard competition has long been believed to be between Emmanuel Mudiay and Jamal Murray, so this is merely a confirmation of what was originally expected. Nelson started 40 of the 75 games he played in last year, but will now have to settle for the No. 3 job early on. If the two younger guys struggle, however, Nelson could see his role grow as the season wears on. For now, this will likely keep him off the radar for most fantasy leagues.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
1 month ago1 Comment

Nelson posted five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), four assists, one rebound and one steal across 21 minutes in Tuesday's 96-86 preseason loss to the Thunder.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson is a darkhorse participant in the starting point guard job battle, as most of the focus has been on former first-round picks Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay. The veteran guard has been effective with his ball distribution in his three preseason contests, but he's drained just four of 15 shot attempts, leading to a trio of single-digit scoring totals. The 35-year-old was productive at times while logging 40 starts last season, but it would seem likely that head coach Michael Malone will opt for one of the two much younger options to man the top point guard spot to open the regular season.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
2 months ago

Nelson will start at point guard for Sunday's preseason matchup with the Spurs, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay have been considered the two favorites to battle for the starting point guard spot, it will be Nelson who gets the call in the top unit Sunday, indicating he may not be out of the race himself. He's expected to get extended run with Murray sitting out for rest, though his role during the upcoming campaign depends on who the Nuggets end up naming a starter. Keep an eye on that competition moving forward.

Jameer Nelson
PG NOP
2 months ago

Nelson (toe) has been cleared to play in Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Lakers, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nelson missed the first two exhibition contests due to a toe injury, but is finally ready to make his debut. While Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay are currently the top two options to start at point guard, Nelson could still be a factor here after starting 40 games last season, so it should be a competition to monitor until the regular-season opener.