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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 fire Stan Van Gundy, part ways with GM Otis Smith

    Magic fire Stan Van Gundy, part ways with GM Otis Smith
    Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith did not want the uncertainty about their futures with the Orlando Magic to drag on and on. The doubts have ended, and the Magic have begun an overhaul of their basketball-operations department that...
  • Magic hire Rob Hennigan as their new general manager

    Magic hire Rob Hennigan as their new general manager
    When the Orlando Magic started searching for a new general manager a month ago, franchise officials sought someone who has experience working for a championship team. The Magic think they've found the right person — even though he's just 30 years...
  • Magic considering Michael Curry for head-coaching job

    The Orlando Magic have expanded their list of head-coaching candidates, adding former Detroit Pistons head coach and current Philadelphia 76ers associate head coach Michael Curry to the list of people under consideration. Five others are up for the Magic...
  • Magic eke out 93-89 overtime win over Bucks and clinch playoff berth

    Magic eke out 93-89 overtime win over Bucks and clinch playoff berth
    MILWAUKEE — On a night the Orlando Magic qualified for the playoffs, the team showed it's not ready for the playoffs, at least not yet. The Magic turned the ball over and over again on Wednesday. They missed too many free throws. They allowed their...
  • Dwight Howard: 'I'm not a hothead because I get techs'

    Dwight Howard: 'I'm not a hothead because I get techs'
    One day after the NBA officially suspended him for one game for picking up 16 technical fouls this season, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said he's trying to stay positive. "There's nothing I can do about it," Howard said after the Magic's practice...
  • Orlando Magic get big lift from reserves Richardson, Duhon in win over Knicks

    Orlando Magic get big lift from reserves Richardson, Duhon in win over Knicks
    Quentin Richardson and Chris Duhon have been buried on the Orlando Magic bench since mid-December. But on Tuesday night, they brought the Magic new life. The duo helped the Magic overcome an 11-point deficit late in the third quarter and beat the new-...
  • Orlando Magic rally from 24 down to shock Miami Heat

    Orlando Magic rally from 24 down to shock Miami Heat
    MIAMI — When the final buzzer sounded, Jason Richardson clasped both sides of his head. Jameer Nelson pumped his right fist and turned toward Dwight Howard. The two co-captains exchanged high-fives. Coach Stan Van Gundy raised both arms into the...
  • Magic beat the Lakers 92-80 behind another big night from Dwight | Video

    Magic beat the Lakers 92-80 behind another big night from Dwight | Video
    What transpired Friday night at Amway Center almost could make an objective person feel sorry for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Orlando Magic schooled ’em from start to finish. Dwight Howard outplayed Andrew Bynum. Jameer Nelson...
  • Orlando Magic clobber Atlanta Hawks 101-76 in Game 5 to avoid elimination

    Orlando Magic clobber Atlanta Hawks 101-76 in Game 5 to avoid elimination
    For the first four games of this playoff series, the Orlando Magic could depend on only one player: Dwight Howard. No one else hit shots consistently. No one else defended game-in, game-out effectively. And no one else brought the necessary intensity at...
  • Magic even series with Hawks with 88-82 Game 2 victory

    Magic even series with Hawks with 88-82 Game 2 victory
    The Orlando Magic may have saved their season Tuesday night. And to do it, they relied on a tried-and-true formula: an improved defense, a critical hustle play by Jameer Nelson and a 48-minute dose of Dwight Howard. Riding another Herculean...
  • Orlando Magic get Justin Harper in trade with Cavs, draft Kentucky's DeAndre Liggins at No. 53

    Orlando Magic get Justin Harper in trade with Cavs, draft Kentucky's DeAndre Liggins at No. 53
    Orlando Magic fans wanted the franchise to make a major splash during Thursday night's 2011 NBA draft. Even superstar Dwight Howard hoped something would be done to upgrade the roster. Acquiring a pair of second-round selections, University of Richmond...
  • Orlando's season off to bad start as Magic fall to Oklahoma City | Video

    Orlando's season off to bad start as Magic fall to Oklahoma City | Video
    OKLAHOMA CITY — The way the Orlando Magic offense performed Christmas night, you would have thought the team has an entirely new cast, not just a couple of additions here and there. Two frustrating scoring draughts — each lasting about a...