Nelson scored seven points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt) to go along with four assists and two rebounds in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio. Nelson has consistently seen significant time coming off of the bench for Denver, averaging 24.3 minutes per game. Though the guard has seen good minutes his production has varied. He is averaging 8.6 points and 4.4 assists so far this season, and his consistent playing time keeps him as a viable option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Nelson (back) is expected to play Friday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nelson has missed the last two games with a lower-back strain, but he's trending in the right direction and should be back on the floor Friday night. Official word may not come until he's able to be evaluated during pregame warmups, however.
Nelson (back) is considered questionable to play Wednesday against Milwaukee, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nelson missed Monday's game with a lower-back strain, and he's still being bothered by the issue as of Tuesday afternoon. However, the fact that he's yet to be ruled out is an indication that the strain isn't overly serious, so Nelson is not expected to miss extended time.
Nelson will not play Monday against Portland due to a lower back strain, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nelson injured his back in the Nuggets last game and will miss Monday's game. It's not clear how long the injury will impact Nelson but he should for the time being be considered day to day, with his first chance to return being Wednesday against Milwaukee. In the guards absence look for Randy Foye and Emmanuel Mudiay to pick up his minutes.
Nuggets point guard Jameer Nelson recorded 12 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and dropped two dimes in Tuesday's preseason win over the Mavericks. As anticipated, the Nuggets announced earlier in the week that Emmanuel Mudiay would serve as the team's starting point guard, leaving Nelson to serve in a backup role this season while functioning as a veteran mentor for the rookie. Nelson will likely make a push for around 20 minutes a night early in the season, but if Mudiay thrives to the extent the Nuggets believe he can, Nelson figures to see his role diminish as the weeks and months pass.
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