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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.
Salary: $4,345,000
“[When I was first traded to Denver], I didn’t know if I wanted to come here,” he admitted. “I wanted to stay on the East Coast with my family. I had conversations with the GM, my agent, but also with my wife. I was like ‘I don’t want to go.’ I’ve never been in that situation. You don’t know what you’re going to do until you’re in that situation. I gave myself about 10 minutes to think by myself and I’m like, ‘Well, there’s no reason for me not to go. I’m a professional. This is my job, and they’re giving me an opportunity to play.’
And when he arrived in Denver last season following trades from Dallas and Boston, he entered a fractured locker room playing for a coaching staff that was on its way out. It would have been very easy to just check out, collect the checks, and get through the year. But Nelson didn’t do that. Instead, he invited his new teammates and coaches to his home in Philadelphia to try to mend fences and get the team back on the same page. His mom even cooked for them. “When I got here, I could see some kind of disconnection,” Nelson says. “Was it basketball, was it outside of basketball, I don’t know, I wasn’t here long enough to see that. Who am I to judge? But me being who I am, a leader, to try and help other people out, I felt we all needed to get together and do some things, laugh and joke outside of basketball. “When you’re on the court, it’s business. It should be. I just felt like it was a thing where we were going back to Philly, and I just happen to have a house there, and my mom can cook pretty well. So I just had everybody come over.”
Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson already is a mentor and friend. Name a player with years in the league, and Mudiay is more than ready to learn from him. His humble attitude in a red-hot spotlight has impressed his new teammates. Mudiay has been quick to deflect anything that resembles putting himself above the team. “I’m just trying to learn from the old heads. Everything that they can feed off, I’m going to just take it in,” Mudiay said. “That’s just what I’m going to do because they’re going to help me be me, if that makes sense. That’s how I look at it.”