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Jameer Nelson Released: Where Should He Land?

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Apr 16, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson addresses the crowd in street clothes before the start of the game against the Indiana Pacers at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic have officially announced through their website that Jameer Nelson has been released. The 32-year-old would have been due $8 million, but only $2 million of the contract was guaranteed, so the Magic save $6 million in cap space with the move. What can he bring to a team and where would the best landing spots be for the veteran free agent?

WHAT HE BRINGS

Nelson isn’t (and never was) a superstar, but he’s an above-average point guard who can bring a solid 3-point shooting touch (37.4 percent career) and an ability to pass the ball (7.0 assists in 2013-14). He’s also got postseason experience, making it to the NBA Finals with Dwight Howard during the 2008-09 season, where he was also an all-star. He got injured in February of that year and made it back for the Finals, but it was much too late. He did help led the Magic back to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2009-10, where they lost to the Boston Celtics in six games.

Season Age Tm G MP FG% 3P% 2P% FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2004-05 22 ORL 79 20.4 .455 .312 .497 .682 2.4 3.0 1.0 0.0 1.5 2.5 8.7
2005-06 23 ORL 62 28.8 .483 .424 .500 .779 2.9 4.9 1.1 0.1 2.4 2.8 14.6
2006-07 24 ORL 77 30.3 .430 .335 .457 .828 3.1 4.3 0.9 0.1 2.4 2.9 13.0
2007-08 25 ORL 69 28.4 .469 .416 .488 .828 3.5 5.6 0.9 0.1 2.0 2.4 10.9
2008-09 ★ 26 ORL 42 31.2 .503 .453 .529 .887 3.5 5.4 1.2 0.1 2.0 2.9 16.7
2009-10 27 ORL 65 28.6 .449 .381 .481 .845 3.0 5.4 0.7 0.0 2.1 2.3 12.6
2010-11 28 ORL 76 30.5 .446 .401 .471 .802 3.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 2.6 2.8 13.1
2011-12 29 ORL 57 29.9 .427 .377 .459 .807 3.2 5.7 0.7 0.1 2.4 2.3 11.9
2012-13 30 ORL 56 35.3 .392 .341 .435 .873 3.7 7.4 1.3 0.1 2.8 2.9 14.7
2013-14 31 ORL 68 32.0 .394 .348 .444 .857 3.4 7.0 0.8 0.1 2.4 2.1 12.1
Career 651 29.2 .442 .374 .476 .817 3.1 5.4 1.0 0.1 2.2 2.6 12.6
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/30/2014.

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