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January 29, 2015 Updates

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." Denver Post

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. Denver Post

January 27, 2015 Updates

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. Denver Post

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The Celtics are also trying to decide the fate of point guard Jameer Nelson, who has not played the past five games and is expected to spend time on the inactive list. The club could buy out Nelson, but he has a player option for next season that he would mostly likely have to settle with the club. Boston Globe

January 9, 2015 Updates

If Jameer Nelson gets bought of his contract, he could end up in a Wizards uniform. Nelson was part of the deal for Rondo that sent him from Dallas to Boston. The Wizards will be in hot pursuit because he's experienced and the type of combo guard they covet most for the open roster spot. This is the most likely of all the scenarios. Nelson is expected to negotiate a buyout. CSNWashington.com

January 7, 2015 Updates

Tuesday, fellow veteran Jameer Nelson joined Bass, stating he would like more minutes. “Obviously you want guys to be comfortable in the role that they play on the team, to get that experience, especially the young guys. But also the veterans,” Nelson told reporters in Waltham before Tuesday’s practice. “I mean, I’ve never been on a team where I’ve played 14 or 15 minutes. To be honest, it’s hard to go out there and be who I am with 14 minutes. Booth Newspapers

“But I’m not going to complain about it. I’m not going to go to coach and tell him I need more minutes or anything like that because my job is to play the minutes he’s going to give me. And I’ve always been that way. Any player that’s competitive and wants to win, and wants to play, thinks he should play 48 minutes. If you … have a guy on your team that thinks like that, he shouldn’t be on your team anyway. I think I should play all the minutes. But that’s not my job to say. My job is to play the minutes given to me and play them hard.” Booth Newspapers

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The Magic released Nelson on June 30, before the remaining $6 million of his $8 million salary for the 2014-15 season became fully guaranteed. The decision to part ways was mutual. Nelson had grown tired of the rebuilding and the losing. "I wish them nothing but the best of luck," Nelson said. "It wasn't a bitter situation when I left here. It wasn't when I left Dallas. I'm not a guy who'll hold grudges or anything. Obviously, I felt things could've been done different, but that's not for me [to say]. My job is to play no matter who's out there. Just go play." Orlando Sentinel

December 22, 2014 Updates

"My job is to play, no matter where it is," Nelson said Monday afternoon, after he and his new team practiced on Amway Center's main court. "I'll give everything I have to the team that I'm on and everything I have for the guys in the locker room, the knowledge that I have, and try to help the coaches out as much as I can once I get comfortable. If you look at the situation, people are calling me and asking if I'm OK. I'm like, 'I'm OK.' I'm playing basketball for a living, something I love to do, something I'm blessed to have and be a part of this team." Orlando Sentinel

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