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Jameer Nelson

After playing four seasons at St. Joseph's University near his hometown of Chester, Pa., Jameer Nelson was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and immediately traded to the Orlando Magic in 2004. As a senior in college, he was the National Player of the Year. He quickly became one of the leaders of the Magic as the starting point guard, teaming with center Dwight Howard to set a new course for the franchise.
After playing four seasons at St. Joseph's University near his hometown of Chester, Pa., Jameer Nelson was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and immediately traded to the Orlando Magic in 2004. As a senior in college, he was the National Player of the Year. He quickly became one of the leaders of the Magic as the starting point guard, teaming with center Dwight Howard to set a new course for the franchise. « Show less

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  • Magic let 10-point lead slip away late, fall to Cavaliers 87-81 in overtime

    Magic let 10-point lead slip away late, fall to Cavaliers 87-81 in overtime
    CLEVELAND — The Orlando Magic have lost 22 times this season. Thursday night's defeat probably hurt worse than any of the others. The Magic took a 10-point lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers with 1:34 remaining in regulation, then made mistake...
  • Sparked by Rashard Lewis, the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 110-94

    Sparked by Rashard Lewis, the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 110-94
    Rashard Lewis played almost three-and-a-half seasons for the Orlando Magic, and most of his memories are overwhelmingly positive. With his ability to stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting, he helped the franchise reach the 2009 NBA Finals and the...
  • Orlando Magic waive Solomon Jones

    Orlando Magic waive Solomon Jones
    The Orlando Magic waived reserve big man Solomon Jones after the team's 110-94 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Waiving Jones, coupled with the decision to waive Hedo Turkoglu on Friday, leaves the Magic's roster at 13 players and gives the...
  • Magic's Nik Vucevic now faces his second concussion since last March

    Magic's Nik Vucevic now faces his second concussion since last March
    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Orlando Magic convened at the Portland Trail Blazers' arena on Tuesday afternoon, but one of their most crucial players was conspicuously absent. Nik Vucevic remained at the team hotel to rest and limit his exposure to light...
  • Jacque Vaughn is happy to see Terry Stotts' success in Portland

    Jacque Vaughn is happy to see Terry Stotts' success in Portland
    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the NBA's most pleasant surprises this season, entering Tuesday with a 26-8 record. Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn couldn't be happier for the Trail Blazers' coach, Terry Stotts. Stotts'...
  • Trail Blazers overwhelm the Magic in the 4th on way to a 110-94 win

    Trail Blazers overwhelm the Magic in the 4th on way to a 110-94 win
    PORTLAND, Ore. — For the first three quarters Wednesday night, the Orlando Magic did most things right against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Magic played energetically. They limited their mistakes. They even slowed the Trail Blazers' star...
  • Orlando Magic won't sign anyone to a 10-day contract

    Orlando Magic won't sign anyone to a 10-day contract
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Although their depth on the interior has diminished lately, the Orlando Magic have no plans to sign a backup big man to a 10-day contract, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. On Saturday, the team waived 6-foot-10 Solomon Jones....
  • Kings' Isaiah Thomas feels a debt of gratitude toward Jameer Nelson

    Kings' Isaiah Thomas feels a debt of gratitude toward Jameer Nelson
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Isaiah Thomas felt discouraged during the opening weeks of the 2011-12 NBA season. He was a rookie, and he was struggling to earn playing time with the Sacramento Kings. Doubt crept into his mind. Thomas needed advice and a...
  • Orlando Magic's offense struggles in 103-83 loss to the Sacramento Kings

    Orlando Magic's offense struggles in 103-83 loss to the Sacramento Kings
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings don't defend well. The statistics say so. Even their coach has said so. But the Orlando Magic struggled to score against the Kings on Friday night. The Magic made just one-third of their shot attempts as...
  • Arron Afflalo sits out against Nuggets due to sore ankle, foot

    Arron Afflalo sits out against Nuggets due to sore ankle, foot
    DENVER — If a teammate ever asks for advice on whether to play with an injury, Arron Afflalo says he usually answers the question something like this: "If you can play, get out there and play. If you're going to [play halfway], sit down and recover....
  • Denver Nuggets beat the shorthanded Orlando Magic 120-94

    Denver Nuggets beat the shorthanded Orlando Magic 120-94
    DENVER — This result was predictable. Already playing bad basketball, the Orlando Magic faced the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night without two of their best players, injured shooting guard Arron Afflalo and injured center Nik Vucevic. The...
  • Magic might have just eight players available against the Mavericks on Monday

    Magic might have just eight players available against the Mavericks on Monday
    DALLAS — Injuries are piling up for the Orlando Magic. The Magic might have just healthy eight players available when the team faces the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night at American Airlines Center. Swingman Arron Afflalo sat out Saturday night'...