Magic reach agreement to re-sign free agent Jameer Nelson
Magic reportedly reach agreement with Jameer Nelson.
|Jameer Nelson will return to the Magic. (Getty Images)|
Jameer Nelson suffered the slings and arrows of the Dwightmare last summer, and entered unrestricted free agency. Howard continously talked about wanting to play with other point guards, despite Nelson having been his sidekick for Orlando's run to the Finals and all the success they had together. You would have thought he'd want a change of scenery, to start fresh, and that the team would want to head in a different direction as well.
Yeah, not so much.
This could be interpreted as a sign new GM Rob Hennigan is making a statement that this is not Dwight Howard's team, but Howard likely wouldn't object to Nelson returning. He may not have the best relationship with Nelson after the last year, and may want an upgrade to play with, but he's not going to outright revolt at Nelson being around, the two are friends.
For the Magic, it's yet another curious decision. Why re-sign a player in need of a change of scenery for multiple years at likely a mid-range price when you could be facing a rebuild? Why stick with the same model that's been suffering the past few years? Why commit money long-term without knowing what your priorities will be or what your roster will look like in six months?
But Nelson is a quality starting point guard, and will keep the ship stable. If Howard is traded, the Magic won't be completely terrible. Which is the point, and also, maybe, the trouble.
The Warriors new Nike classic uniforms will be revealed Thursday
Joel Embiid doesn't want to call what the 76ers are doing a minutes restriction
The Mavs played a tribute video to the American flag prior to their opening game on Wednes...
The Suns stink, but this was cool!
Melo makes it clear on Twitter that playing his ex-team is much more than just a regular game...
Warriors fans can breathe a sigh of relief, although Green isn't ready to return to action...