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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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  • Jameer Nelson faces a potentially tenuous season ahead

    Jameer Nelson faces a potentially tenuous season ahead
    Jameer Nelson has experienced almost everything imaginable during his Orlando Magic tenure. He overcame a serious shoulder injury, played in the NBA Finals and even watched a superstar teammate force his way out of Central Florida. But on Tuesday, in...
  • Improving the defense is a focal point for the Magic early in camp

    Improving the defense is a focal point for the Magic early in camp
    Some statistics can be twisted. These can't. The Orlando Magic ranked 25th in the NBA in defensive efficiency last season, allowing opponents to score 106.7 points per 100 possessions. Those numbers — perhaps more than any others — explain...
  • Magic rookie Victor Oladipo is welcoming advice from NBA veterans

    Magic rookie Victor Oladipo is welcoming advice from NBA veterans
    As Orlando Magic scouts and front-office executives prepared for the 2013 NBA Draft, they asked countless questions about the top prospects. Team officials contacted high-school coaches, college coaches, strength-and-conditioning specialists —...
  • In his 2nd year as Magic coach, Jacque Vaughn seeks to develop himself

    In his 2nd year as Magic coach, Jacque Vaughn seeks to develop himself
    Orlando Magic players, coaches and support staffers assembled on Amway Center's practice court a bit before 10 Sunday morning. The team split into small groups, with three players clustered around each basket to shoot free throws. Coach Jacque Vaughn...
  • The Orlando Magic are eager to gauge progress in their preseason opener

    The Orlando Magic are eager to gauge progress in their preseason opener
    All summer, and throughout these first days of fall, Orlando Magic players have tried to add new wrinkles to their respective games. Arron Afflalo did grueling workouts designed to improve his endurance and, therefore, make him a more rugged defender....
  • Victor Oladipo impresses, but Magic lose preseason opener to Pelicans

    Victor Oladipo impresses, but Magic lose preseason opener to Pelicans
    JACKSONVILLE — Butterflies swirled inside Victor Oladipo's stomach as tipoff approached Wednesday night. He was about to make his NBA preseason debut, and as he stretched at center court before the national anthem, he saw Julius Erving, Rick...
  • Jacksonville receives an NBA D-League audition

    Jacksonville receives an NBA D-League audition
    JACKSONVILLE — The Orlando Magic want their own minor-league affiliate within the state of Florida, and Wednesday night's preseason exhibition against the New Orleans Pelicans offered the city of Jacksonville an informal audition for a potential NBA...
  • Jones and Gladness help their chances in Magic's 102-94 win over the Mavs

    Jones and Gladness help their chances in Magic's 102-94 win over the Mavs
    DALLAS — Monday night for the Orlando Magic began with a look at the franchise's future. By sending out Victor Oladipo, Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris, Kyle O'Quinn and Nik Vucevic for the opening tipoff, the Magic's starting five against the...
  • Indiana fans deliver win for Victor Oladipo in Magic bracket

    Indiana fans deliver win for Victor Oladipo in Magic bracket
    Nearly 77,000 votes were cast in the first round of our bracket challenge determining the greatest Orlando Magic player in the franchise's 25 year history. Victor Oladipo was propelled to victory over Penny Hardaway with votes from Indiana, where...
  • Vucevic aces defensive test against Howard in Magic's loss to the Rockets

    Vucevic aces defensive test against Howard in Magic's loss to the Rockets
    HOUSTON — Dwight Howard looms over the Houston Rockets’ arena these days. A massive picture of him adorns Toyota Center’s entrance off Polk Street and La Branch Street. Another photo of him decorates the arena’s parking garage....
  • Magic's Kyle O'Quinn is trying not to put too much pressure on himself

    Magic's Kyle O'Quinn is trying not to put too much pressure on himself
    If you watch an Orlando Magic game, even a preseason exhibition, you'll see Kyle O'Quinn dive on the floor for loose basketballs, sacrifice his body by taking charges and, when he's on the bench, cheer passionately for teammates. That's his nature,...
  • Orlando Magic sign point guard Ronnie Price

    Orlando Magic sign point guard Ronnie Price
    The Orlando Magic formally signed free-agent point guard Ronnie Price on Thursday afternoon. Price, 30, will serve as a backup to starter Jameer Nelson and perhaps also to Victor Oladipo, E’Twaun Moore and Doron Lamb. The Magic signed Price to a...