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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 role players battle for roster spots during 112-86 loss at Detroit

    Magic role players battle for roster spots during 112-86 loss at Detroit
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — It seemed like the Detroit Pistons couldn’t give away tickets to Tuesday night’s exhibition game against the Orlando Magic. With the Detroit Tigers playing nearby in the American League Championship Series and a key...
  • NBA cracks down on high-fiving slowpokes

    NBA cracks down on high-fiving slowpokes
    Sounds counterintuitive: The NBA creating a rule to speed up the game of basketball. The league has had to crack down on loitering -- late starting times caused by players who are performing their choreographed rituals and routines with teammates...
  • Magic notch first preseason win under Jacque Vaughn

    Magic notch first preseason win under Jacque Vaughn
    Jacque Vaughn acted a bit like a scientist over the last 19 days. He tried one experiment after another. Soon, however, Vaughn will shed his lab coat. Friday night’s exhibition — a 112-96 Orlando win, its first victory under Vaughn —...
  • Schmitz' Take: DeQuan Jones soars despite long odds

    Schmitz' Take: DeQuan Jones soars despite long odds
    Small forward DeQuan Jones is probably better than, oh, 95 percent of the world at playing basketball. That’s likely not enough to make the Magic roster, which has 13 guaranteed contracts. Despite the long odds, Jones has played with a fervor this...
  • Bathing glove? It's Orlando Magic rookie initiation

    Bathing glove? It's Orlando Magic rookie initiation
    Being a rookie in the NBA is tough enough. You don't want to have to run around town to find a teammate a bathing glove, too. Not a batting glove, mind you. A bathing glove. Glen "Big Baby" Davis, the 290-pound power forward who has a lot of acreage to...
  • E'Twaun Moore shows progress in the Magic's win over the Spurs

    E'Twaun Moore shows progress in the Magic's win over the Spurs
    A hallmark of E'Twaun Moore's game is his versatility. He can play point guard or shooting guard, and on Sunday night, he did both. The Orlando Magic already regard him as a jack of all trades. What team officials don't know — at least not yet...
  • Difficult roster choices loom for the Orlando Magic

    Difficult roster choices loom for the Orlando Magic
    In his 12 seasons as an NBA player, Jacque Vaughn never entered a preseason without a guaranteed contract. So he had a financial safety net. He would have received the remaining money on his deals even if a team waived him before the start of a regular...
  • ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy says Orlando Magic have a shot at playoffs

    ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy says Orlando Magic have a shot at playoffs
    The Orlando Magic won't have quite the tragic season some are predicting according to ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy. During a ESPN NBA season conference call Wednesday afternoon, I asked analysts Magic Johnson and Van Gundy for their take on the Magic's...
  • Ish Smith nears a return from shoulder surgery | Video

    Ish Smith nears a return from shoulder surgery | Video
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. —┬áIsh Smith made the trip to Memphis and is close to returning from offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. “I’m not 100 percent, but I’m close,” he said. “I’m very, very...
  • Afflalo makes his preseason debut as Magic fall to Grizzlies 115-100

    Afflalo makes his preseason debut as Magic fall to Grizzlies 115-100
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Arron Afflalo insists his left hamstring no longer worries him. But his lungs are a different story. Afflalo made his preseason debut Wednesday night -- a 115-100 Orlando Magic loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum -- but...
  • Magic's defense struggles in preseason-ending loss to the Rockets

    Magic's defense struggles in preseason-ending loss to the Rockets
    The Orlando Magic have upended their organization since the end of the 2012 playoffs. But there's one area that might remain unchanged: their defense. And that would be a significant problem. Orlando struggled defensively when a back injury sidelined...
  • Schmitz' Take: What kind of team will the Magic be?

    Schmitz' Take: What kind of team will the Magic be?
    The preseason ended mercifully on Friday and the question is obvious: What kind of team are the Magic going to be? If they play defense like they did in a loss Friday night to the Houston Rockets, they will be awful. High-lottery pick awful. They...