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Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson
Position: G
Born: 02/09/82
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Nelson, 33, opted out of the last year of his contract, and the Nuggets want him back for his play on the court and his professionalism. . His daily example would be huge as the team grooms its 19-year old point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. According to those close to the situation, the Nuggets are a strong contender to retain his services. But for a player looking for a meaningful role, Nelson might have doubts. , The Nuggets are carrying multiple point guards — one guard under contract in Ty Lawson; Mudiay, the first-round draft pick who soon will be signed; and one on an unguaranteed contract, Erick Green.
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According to those close to the situation, the Nuggets are a strong contender to retain his services. But for a player looking for a meaningful role, Nelson might have doubts. , The Nuggets are carrying multiple point guards — one guard under contract in Ty Lawson; Mudiay, the first-round draft pick who soon will be signed; and one on an unguaranteed contract, Erick Green.
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Nelson has had a chance to speak with new Nuggets coach Mike Malone and, according to a source, is on board with the hire. Nelson is hoping to secure steady, significant playing time, which right now appears to be a stretch with three point guards on the roster — Ty Lawson, Mudiay and Erick Green. With Lawson’s future up in the air because of the possibility of a trade, playing time could open up quickly.
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Nelson has the option to re-set the clock in many ways as his contract next season is a player option. While Nelson likes the situation he finds himself in with the Nuggets, he’s not sure what will happen this summer. “I wouldn’t mind staying here,” Nelson said. “I’m not ready to make that decision just yet. I’ll make that decision with my agency and my family first and foremost when the time comes.”
Last summer, the Nuggets made a run at him in free agency, but he signed with the Dallas Mavericks, for whom he thought he would get more playing time. Playing time wouldn’t be an issue this time around. Nelson is already getting major minutes playing behind and alongside Ty Lawson in the Nuggets’ backcourt rotation. So, Nelson’s decision could come down to money, as well as his confidence that the organization is headed in the right direction. The onus is on the Nuggets to prove that to him.
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Nelson isn’t saying what he might do after the season but he knows he’ll have good options after his 11th NBA season. For now, he’s trying to mesh with his new teammates, on and off the court, and learn the Nuggets’ system. “It’s good,” he said. “Defense is pretty standard. It’s just the offense, the calls, the names. Not the actions, the names of things. This is my third team in five months. So I go from one place, and they call the same thing something else. So, it’s just a matter of time.”
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Collective bargaining agreement rules prohibit the Nuggets from extending Nelson’s current contract, which has one year on it — a player option — that pays him $2.8 million next season. But if Nelson opts out of his contract after the season, then the Nuggets could sign him to a multiyear deal. Last summer, the Nuggets made a run at him in free agency, but he signed with the Dallas Mavericks, for whom he thought he would get more playing time.