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July 23, 2014 Updates

The Dallas Mavericks are closing in on signing former Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, according to sources briefed on the talks. Sources told ESPN.com that Nelson and the Mavericks, barring an unforeseen snag, are on track to formalize a contract Thursday, when Nelson visits Dallas. ESPN.com reported Tuesday that the Mavericks had arranged to fly Nelson into town for a face-to-face visit Thursday in the hopes of finalizing a deal via use of their $2.7 million room exception. ESPN.com

The Dallas Mavericks will host free agent Jameer Nelson on a recruiting visit Thursday, as part of ongoing negotiations with the former Orlando Magic point guard, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks are bringing Nelson to town in hopes of finally closing a deal with him, as Dallas continues to pursue a veteran point guard to help fill the void created by Jose Calderon's exit in June. ESPN.com

There has been mutual interest between the Mavs and guard Mo Williams throughout the free-agency period. However, Williams has offers for more than the $2.7 million salary the Mavs can offer, sources said. A source also told ESPNDallas.com recently that Williams wasn’t the Mavs’ top target for their $2.7 million exception, declining to elaborate on the player who is a higher priority. (Jameer Nelson?) ESPN.com

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Jared Zwerling: Jameer Nelson has about 15 teams interested. Healthy, wants to win/play. Also a key player mentor. Guards market may dictate $5-7 mil range. Wouldn't be surprised if SAS (Mills' injury), OKC (Fisher retired) & MIA (PG shooter & Bron needs ball-handling help) all inquire on Nelson. Twitter @JaredZwerling

June 30, 2014 Updates

Nelson knew the move was in the offing, and he wanted the chance to go to a contender, but being off the Magic’s roster will take some getting used to. “I think it’s a little weird,” Nelson told the Orlando Sentinel in a phone interview. “[It’s weird after] being in one place for 10 years and being given all the opportunities I’ve had there in Orlando and the coaches who molded the me into the player and the person I am, the GMs and my teammates and just everybody, the fans and everybody in the organization — they played a part in my growth as a person and as a player.” Orlando Sentinel

Vincent Ellis: Gather he is interested in Heat MT @Alex Kennedy Possible spots 4 Nelson: Miami (needs a PG), Detroit (reunion with SVG). Twitter @Vincent_Ellis56

The Orlando Magic have waived point guard Jameer Nelson, the team announced on Monday. He was set to make $8 million in the final season of his contract, but only $2 million of it was guaranteed. Orlando decided that his steady hand and leadership were not worth the $6 million, and now he will be free to join a playoff team. CBSSports.com

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