Magic, Jameer Nelson agree in principle to new contract | Magic Basketball



Jul 05

Magic, Jameer Nelson agree in principle to new contract

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Via Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:

The Orlando Magic and free-agent point guard Jameer Nelson have reached an agreement in principle on a new contract that will keep him with the franchise, Nelson told the Orlando Sentinel this morning. […]

Nelson, 30, would not disclose the length of the agreement or what his annual salaries will be, but the Sentinel has learned the deal will be for three seasons.


Hopefully the contract money isn't crazy or anything.  Three years is smart.  I think this was mostly an easy decision for the Magic.  We're going to be getting younger and Jameer brings leadership as well as a desire to stay and play in Orlando which Hennigan has been preaching as what he wants to promote as the team culture.  Plus, for the money we have he was probably the best PG available.  I know some folks wanted Sessions but I think he was just out of reach here.


Glad to have Jameer back.  The Meercat lives on in Orlando!