AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Jameer Nelson seems to be a go for tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons after he participated fully in the Orlando Magic’s shootaround at The Palace of Auburn Hills this morning.
Coach Jacque Vaughn said he’ll make a “gametime decision” whether Nelson plays tonight.
“It’s still going to be a gametime decision,” Vaughn said. “I’ll talk to him after shootaround and see how he feels. No adverse reactions from yesterday’s practice, so all positives going forward.”
Nelson appeared to move fluidly as he took jumpers after this morning’s workout ended. He strained his groin and hamstring on Nov. 2, during the team’s season-opener, and has missed the Magic’s last six games.
“I’m starting to get there,” Nelson said. “I’ve just got to keep progressing and get my conditioning better and just keep on healing right.”
Nelson's return would gave the Magic a needed boost offensively. The team has failed to reach 90 points in each of its last four games.
"We need a win," power forward Glen Davis said. "I can't describe how bad we need a win. We can't get into the habit of taking losses."
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