HoopsHype Jameer Nelson rumors

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John Denton: #Magic PG Jameer Nelson said MRI and X-rays showed no bone breaks or structural damage. No walking boot needed. Plans to go on road trip. Twitter @JohnDenton555

Nelson is a true pro, but the writing is on the wall that the Orlando Magic is going in a different direction as an organization. The team is reportedly seeking a first round pick in exchange for Nelson, but aren’t aggressively shopping he veteran. Nelson in return is having a strong season averaging 11.7 points and 6.1 assists with a 2:1 assists to turnover ratio. The veteran guard is on the books for $8.6 million this season. He’s also owed $8 million next season but it isn’t fully guaranteed, which could increase his trade value for a franchise looking to create flexibility around its salary cap. HoopsWorld

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Orlando's front office is not focused on winning now. But its coaches and players are focused on trying to win each game, and in a strange reality, their leader is Nelson, who knows he could be traded in the coming weeks. "If they tell me they're going to trade me, what can I do?" he said. "My job is to play, no matter where it is. I would love to continue to play here in Orlando and finish my career here, and see this thing turned around. That's not up to me. My job is to play." SI.com

"They are the guys who make the tough decisions," Nelson said of Hennigan, his assistant Scott Perry and the other Magic executives. "One day maybe I can be in those shoes, and make those decisions." SI.com

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And then there is Nelson, who isn't likely to be part of that future. When his teammates are peaking, Nelson will be approaching retirement. He will be a valuable player at the trade deadline in February because only $2 million of his contract for next season is guaranteed. He could provide short-term relief at point guard to a team that is trying to win now. SI.com

Orlando's front office is not focused on winning now. But its coaches and players are focused on trying to win each game, and in a strange reality, their leader is Nelson, who knows he could be traded in the coming weeks. "If they tell me they're going to trade me, what can I do?" he said. "My job is to play, no matter where it is. I would love to continue to play here in Orlando and finish my career here, and see this thing turned around. That's not up to me. My job is to play." SI.com

"They are the guys who make the tough decisions," Nelson said of Hennigan, his assistant Scott Perry and the other Magic executives. "One day maybe I can be in those shoes, and make those decisions." He would like to be a GM? "I feel like eventually I can be a guy in the front office or a coach or whatever I may want to be," Nelson said. "Just being around the game, and knowing the game." SI.com

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Vucevic’s had another monster performance last week, when he scored 30 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to help the Magic take a surprising win over the Los Angeles Clippers. After that game, Vucevic told HOOPSWORLD he credits Magic point guard Jameer Nelson with much of his success. “It’s a lot easier because you know I just, all I really got to do is set a good screen and roll and he is always able to find me in good spots where I just got to turn around and finish,” said Vucevic. “Jameer is a great point guard, great passer, and makes the game easier not only for me, but for everybody.” HoopsWorld

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The Magic, according to the latest rumbles, would surrender Nelson today if offered a future first-round pick for him. Orlando GM Rob Hennigan continues to chase draft picks and young assets above all else as he remakes the Magic. ESPN.com

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Magic PG Jameer Nelson is beginning his 10th season with the club, matching Nick Anderson as the longest-tenured player in franchise history (assuming Nelson stays healthy). Asked about the possibility of the Magic retiring his No. 14 one day, Nelson pondered the notion. "It's a little too early for that," he said. "I'm in the moment. I'm here to help the young guys along, trying to show them the ropes. "I can't worry about what might happen after basketball. I hope I have a lot more years left here and then we'll see." Orlando Sentinel

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Nelson finds himself in a precarious situation — and not just because of Oladipo's presence. Nelson is in the second season of a three-year contract that is guaranteed for only $2 million in 2014-15. That low amount, combined with his playoff experience and his skill on offense, should make him a popular player for other teams as the NBA trade deadline approaches on Feb. 20. "I'm just here right now," Nelson said. "That's my goal: to be here as long as I can. Like I said in past years, I love it here and I definitely would like to stay. I understand things happen and it's a business. Right now, I'm here and my job is to help lead and to help get these guys where we need them to be as a team and as an organization." Orlando Sentinel

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