Jameer Nelson RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
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.: 2 more rumors
Topping the Nuggets’ to-do list is re-signing guards Jameer Nelson and Will Barton. Both played a huge role in stabilizing things on and off the court for a Nuggets team going through a turbulent season until early March, when coach Brian Shaw was fired.
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.: 2 more rumors
NBA free agency opens up next week, and the player arguably at the top of the Nuggets’ wish list is one of their own — point guard Jameer Nelson. Nelson’s representation has informed the Nuggets he will opt out of the remaining year of his contract, but Denver remains a strong contender to re-sign him.: 2 more rumors
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.
“It is part of the business,” Nelson said to Basketball Insiders. “You know when you sign up to be a professional athlete you always have a chance to get traded two, three, four or five times. The fortunate thing for me was that I was in one city for 10 years so it’s not like I’ve moved my entire career, it just happened this past year.”
When Nelson left Orlando, many of the young guys in the Magic locker room felt like they’d lost a big brother and some were incredibly vocal about it, not understanding how any team could let a veteran like Nelson go.
Time will tell if Nelson stays in his $2.85 million player option. The smart money says he’ll be shopping for a new team, which would be his fifth team in 12 months.
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.”
On Saturday night, Nelson attended Orlando City SC’s 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps at the Citrus Bowl. When Nelson walked to his seat, the fans in his section gave him an ovation. “My heart is still here, for sure,” Nelson said.
Nelson, 33, has a player option to remain with the Nuggets for the 2015-16 season. “My body’s still good,” Nelson said, flashing a smile. “My game is still pretty good. I mean, I can still go out there and give you 25 [points] if you need me to.”
Alex Kennedy: If Thunder move Reggie Jackson, they’ll target backup point guards. Norris Cole could be an option (as Woj said) and so could Jameer Nelson.
In addition to Lawson, the Nuggets are looking to move several other players. They’ve had extensive talks with clubs about Arron Afflalo, who many league executives believe will be dealt to Portland, Wilson Chandler and Jameer Nelson. They also have tried to move J.J. Hickson and JaVale McGee but have found no takers thus far.
David Aldridge: Hearing Wizards have turned their attention from Jameer Nelson to trying to pry Ramon Sessions from Kings. Nothing imminent.
They’ve been offering around Brendan Haywood, who has a unique contract that could make him a trade asset next summer because he has a $10 million non-guaranteed deal perfect for flipping. One player they’ve targeted is the Denver Nuggets’ veteran, Jameer Nelson, who has already been traded twice this season.
Shams Charania: Wizards, Heat have explored talks on Denver’s Jameer Nelson, sources tell RealGM. Cleveland had interest with Nelson in Boston; not since.
The Nuggets, widely regarded as the team most aggressively trying to clean house, have made a number of players available this month. Afflalo, Jameer Nelson and Randy Foye, sources say, are all in play.
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.
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.”
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.