HoopsHype Jameer Nelson rumors

April 16, 2014 Updates

"I'm very cognizant it could be my last home game," Nelson said. "It's not up to me. It's up to the team. It's the team's option. I would like to still be here and finish my career here. I have a lot more years left in me. Good years. I'm not sure what they have in store for me, but I'm just going to play it out and see what happens. Like I said, it's just one of those things. I don't have control over it. I don't know what their thoughts are right now. Orlando Sentinel

March 26, 2014 Updates

Jameer Nelson sat out his fourth consecutive game when the Orlando Magic hosted the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, but Nelson received some positive news on his sore left knee earlier in the day. Nelson underwent an MRI exam, and the exam revealed no problems. "It's gotten better," Nelson said before tipoff. "The swelling is going down. I got an MRI today to make sure everything was fine, because the swelling wasn't going down. So everything looks positive and I'm shooting to play on Friday." Orlando Sentinel

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Nelson's business manager since he's been in the league, Steve Mountain, who has worked with different pro athletes in the past 30 years, said players with Nelson's mentality are a rarity these days. "Sports used to be the players chose to stay in a city," he said. "They wanted to be there, they wanted to be a part of the community, they wanted their kids to grow up there and go to school there. They didn't go home for the summer. Jameer's old school like that. He believes that he's an Orlando guy." Bleacher Report

But Mountain said Nelson's priority is rebuilding and future opportunity in Orlando. As Mountain noted, Nelson wants to do what Wade did in Miami, "which is to pull the team through the rough times and come out on top. What if three years from now, he was 34, 35 and he was still an impact player there?" The thought excites Nelson, who's still an effective player, averaging 13 points, 6.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds in 49 starts this season. Bleacher Report

If that doesn't happen on the court, Nelson, who said he has a "good 10 years left of playing in me," will want to do that as a member of Magic's management team. "I think working in the team's front office would be one of the coolest parts of my career, among others," he said. "Just being able to retire here and be a part of the organization —there will be work in terms of competing for a championship every year and seeing these guys grow— I think that would be something that would excite me." Bleacher Report

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The Magic play three more home games before the All-Star break, then go on the road twice before the Feb. 20 trade deadline. Nelson said he hasn't been given any indication by the franchise one way or another. "My job is to just play — whether it's here or somewhere else," Nelson said. "I haven't had any discussions on being here or not being here." Orlando Sentinel

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