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07:17 AM ET 10.02 | Jameer Nelson has just about seen it all in Orlando. But on Tuesday, in the opening practice of his 10th season, Nelson faced something brand new. For the first time in his career, Orlando has a player who could become Nelson's heir apparent at point guard. Magic officials want prized rookie Victor Oladipo to learn the position. ... Nelson is in the second season of a three-year contract that is guaranteed for only $2 million in 2014-15. That low amount, combined with his playoff experience and his skill on offense, should make him a popular player for other teams as the NBA trade deadline approaches on Feb. 20. "I'm just here right now," Nelson said. "Like I said in past years, I love it here and I definitely would like to stay. I understand things happen and it's a business."

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October 2, 2013  07:54 AM ET

"Magic's Nelson on the block" And on the block he should remain.

October 2, 2013  08:59 AM ET

There are a few teams he could help. He's a legitimate point guard. By that I mean he's not being asked to adapt to the position. Think OKC; he would allow Westbrook to play the 2....where he belongs.

October 2, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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There are a few teams he could help. He's a legitimate point guard. By that I mean he's not being asked to adapt to the position. Think OKC; he would allow Westbrook to play the 2....where he belongs.

I agree.

October 2, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Don't Come To LA, Bro.

October 2, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There are a few teams he could help. He's a legitimate point guard. By that I mean he's not being asked to adapt to the position. Think OKC; he would allow Westbrook to play the 2....where he belongs.

That's when he is healthy. Dude is always hurt.

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October 2, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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It was a pleasure having this classy guy in Orlando. Good luck in the future Jameer. Somebody can use a steady point guard that can give you 16ppg and 7.4 apg. Indiana?

I said this after Indiana loss in the finals,he is a pure point who can distribute and according needed.

October 2, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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It was a pleasure having this classy guy in Orlando. Good luck in the future Jameer. Somebody can use a steady point guard that can give you 16ppg and 7.4 apg. Indiana?

Indy, NY, OKC, and Houston could use him.

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October 2, 2013  03:11 PM ET

Nelson is no longer a starting caliber player

he is an awful defender, and was one of the worst outside shooters in the entire league last year-

an undersized PG that cannot defend, and cannot hit 3s is not a desirable commodity- especially at his price tag.

October 2, 2013  08:18 PM ET
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Nelson is no longer a starting caliber player

he is an awful defender, and was one of the worst outside shooters in the entire league last year.......

I will agree that he's not a top notch point guard at this point in his career, but I can't see how a 34% 3-point shooter rates as "one of the worst outside shooters in the entire league last year".

Consider that his 3-point shooting was 10% better than Rondo's.

He also shot better than Westbrook, D.Wade (who's never shot better than 31% in a season), Jeramy Lin, CP3, Marco Rubio and a number of other starting PGs and SGs from last season.

So......jus' keepin' it real.....and straight.

October 2, 2013  08:19 PM ET
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......**Marco Rubio** and a number of other starting PGs and SGs from last season. So......jus' keepin' it real.....and straight.

LOL.......should've been "Ricky Rubio".....

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October 2, 2013  10:22 PM ET

best bet is Indy, but they have shown No inclination to add a PG. Houston really needs a scoring wing player, not another PG although that can help too (just not a priority).
Perhaps he could back up Kirk Hinrich. Kirk is too old to start all 82 games.

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October 3, 2013  03:46 PM ET

He's a PG that averages under 4 assist a game.
He's a good dude, but He doesn't pass the ball!
I hope they trade him!

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