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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's Jameer Nelson is slated to play against the Bobcats

    Magic's Jameer Nelson is slated to play against the Bobcats
    The Orlando Magic expect to have Jameer Nelson in the starting lineup when they host the Charlotte Bobcats tonight, Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. Nelson has missed the Magic’s last four games with a sore left knee. The veteran point guard...
  • Five members of the Orlando Magic have baseball backgrounds

    Five members of the Orlando Magic have baseball backgrounds
    One of the best moments of Jameer Nelson's athletic career occurred far away from a basketball court. On Aug. 20, 2009, Nelson and a few of his Orlando Magic teammates took batting practice at Citizens Bank Park before a Philadelphia Phillies game against...
  • Magic's Arron Afflalo might have snapped out of a late-season slump

    Magic's Arron Afflalo might have snapped out of a late-season slump
    Perhaps Orlando Magic swingman Arron Afflalo has snapped out of a late-season slump. Afflalo scored 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting Saturday night in the Magic's 100-92 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the Magic's seven games before that, he...
  • Magic's Nik Vucevic misses his second game in a row

    Magic's Nik Vucevic misses his second game in a row
    Nik Vucevic sat out his second game in a row Saturday night as his Orlando Magic hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves at Amway Center. Vucevic now has missed 20 of the Magic's 77 games this season due to two separate left-ankle sprains, a concussion and...
  • All-area boys basketball: Berry looks forward to another challenge at UNC

    All-area boys basketball: Berry looks forward to another challenge at UNC
    Joel Berry II isn't counting down one-and-done days as he looks ahead to college basketball. Instead, the North Carolina-bound point guard eagerly anticipates the pageantry of basketball on Tobacco Road, and rising to another level in his evolution....
  • NBA rankings

    Records and statistics through Friday 1. San Antonio Spurs (52-16, Last week 1): Coach Gregg Popovich has managed minutes well, so his team should be energized for the postseason. 2. Oklahoma City Thunder (51-18, LW 3): Having Reggie Jackson on the...
  • Nik Vucevic's ankle injury looked much worse than it is

    Nik Vucevic's ankle injury looked much worse than it is
    Fortunately for the Orlando Magic, the left-ankle injury Nik Vucevic suffered Friday night against the Washington Wizards wasn't as severe as it looked. Early in the third quarter, Vucevic set a screen above the arc for Jameer Nelson. But Vucevic wasn't...
  • Heart & Hustle team defied rebuilding notion

    Heart & Hustle team defied rebuilding notion
    I often receive emails or questions from fans asking why the current Magic can't win more games during a rebuilding the way the old Heart & Hustle Magic did. That beloved team in 1999-2000 — led by Friday night's honoree, Darrell Armstrong —...
  • Orlando Magic try to improve at protecting leads

    Orlando Magic try to improve at protecting leads
    The Orlando Magic entered their game Friday night against the Washington Wizards hoping to do a better job of protecting leads. In their prior two games, the Magic led the Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets by double-digits early in the second...
  • Magic allow 18-point lead to evaporate and fall to the Bucks 105-98

    Magic allow 18-point lead to evaporate and fall to the Bucks 105-98
    MILWAUKEE — The Orlando Magic entered their game Monday night on the verge of a modest milestone. A win over the Milwaukee Bucks would’ve given the Magic their 20th win and would’ve equaled their win total from a season ago. A...
  • San Antonio Spurs beat the Orlando Magic 121-112

    San Antonio Spurs beat the Orlando Magic 121-112
    SAN ANTONIO — Victor Oladipo spent Saturday night seated a few feet behind the Orlando Magic bench. Wearing a dark suit, he sat next to assistant coach for player development Laron Profit, and Oladipo stood and clapped whenever his teammates made...
  • Jacque Vaughn has internalized at least one aspect of Gregg Popovich's coaching philosophy

    Jacque Vaughn has internalized at least one aspect of Gregg Popovich's coaching philosophy
    SAN ANTONIO — In a recent question-and-answer session with reporters, Gregg Popovich addressed one aspect of his coaching philosophy: how he gets players to take ownership of their own performance. Popovich’s response generated national...