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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 12.1 ppg., a team-high 7.0 apg. and 3.4 rpg. in 32.0 minpg. (68 games-68 starts)…Shot a team-high .857 (96-112) from the free throw line…Had an assists-to-turnover ratio of 2.87 (476/166)... Ranked eighth in the NBA in assists and 14th in assists-to-turnover ratio... Led (or tied) the team in scoring five times and in assists a team-best 54 times... Scored in double figures 46 times and had 20+ points four times, including a season-high 31 points on Jan. 15 vs. Chicago... Dished out 10+ assists 12 times, including a season-high 13 assists on Feb. 18 @ Milwaukee... Had six double-doubles... Recorded at least one steal 38 times and two-or-more steals 11 times, including a season-high three steals on Dec. 6 @ New York and Dec. 8 @ Houston... Logged a career-high 54 minutes on Jan. 15 vs. Chicago... Made his 500th career NBA start on Nov. 23 @ Miami…Appeared in his 600th career NBA regular season game on Dec. 8 @ Houston…Made 3,000th career NBA field goal on Jan. 22 vs. Atlanta…Recorded 600th career NBA steal on Jan. 24 vs. L.A. Lakers…Scored 8,000th career NBA point on Feb. 18 @ Milwaukee… Passed Shaquille O’Neal (8,019) for fourth on the Magic’s all-time scoring list on Feb. 23 @ Toronto…Passed Hedo Turkoglu (794) for third on the team’s all-time three-pointers made list on Dec. 23 vs. New York…Pulled down 2,000th career NBA rebound on Mar. 10 @ Milwaukee... Missed 14 total games due to injury…Missed three games (Nov. 29-Dec. 3) due to a sprained left foot…Missed five games (Feb. 2-3, Mar. 19-25) due to a sore left knee…Missed one game (Mar. 2) due to a sore right calf…Missed one game (Mar. 5) due to an illness…Missed three games (Apr. 13-16) due to a strained left groin.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Played and started in 56 games for Orlando, averaging 14.7 ppg., a career-high and team-high 7.4 apg., 3.7 rpg. and a team-high 1.27 stlpg. in 35.3 minpg….Shot .873 (89-102) from the free throw line and had an assists-to-turnover ratio of 2.68 (413/154)…Tied for seventh in the NBA in assists… Led (or tied) the team in scoring 12 times and in assists a team-best 42 times…Scored in double figures 42 times and had 20-plus points 14 times, including a career-high-tying 32 points on Jan. 2 vs. Chicago… Dished out 10+ assists 15 times, including a careerhigh 15 assists on Feb. 10 vs. Portland…Became the Orlando Magic’s all-time assist leader (2,777) on Jan. 7 @ Portland (Nicholson dunk), passing Scott Skiles… Had 14 double-doubles…Recorded at least one steal 41 times and had two-or-more steals 19 times, including a season-high four steals three times, the last on Mar. 17 @ Milwaukee…Logged a career-high 48 minutes on Jan. 7 @ Portland…Missed 26 total games due to injury: Missed six games (Nov. 4-13) due to a strained right hamstring and groin, once (Nov. 30) due to left Achilles tendinitis, twice (Dec. 29-31) due to a sore left hip, twice (Feb. 2-4) due to a left forearm contusion, six times (Feb. 22-Mar. 3) due to a left patella contusion/ strain and nine times (Mar. 30-Apr. 17) due to a sprained right ankle.

2011-12: Played and started in 57 games for Orlando, averaging 11.9 ppg., 5.7 apg. and 3.2 rpg. in 29.9 minpg….Shot .377 (87-231) from three-point range and .807 (71-88) from the free throw line…Ranked 15th in the NBA in assists…Also started in five playoff outings, averaging 15.6 ppg., a team-high 6.6 apg. and 3.8 rpg. in 36.4 minpg….During the regular season, led (or tied) the team in scoring eight times and in assists 36 times…Dished out 10+ assists five times, including a career-high-tying 14 assists on Feb. 15 vs. Philadelphia…Dished out playoff career-high 11 assists on May 5 vs. Indiana…Scored in double figures 33 times and 20-plus points seven times, including a season-high 27 points on Apr. 1 vs. Denver…Had four double-doubles…Pulled down season-high nine rebounds on Apr. 25 vs. Charlotte…Recorded at least one steal 28 times and had two-or-more steals eight times, including a season-high three steals three times, the last on Mar. 18 @ Miami…Missed eight total games due to injury: Missed one game on the Inactive List (Dec. 30) due to neck spasms, five games (Jan. 29-Feb. 4) due to concussion-like symptoms, once (Feb. 23) due to a strained left knee and once (Apr. 3) due to a sore left calf…DNP-CD (rest) on Apr. 26.

2010-11: Played and started in 76 games for Orlando, averaging 13.1 ppg., a career-and-team-high 6.0 apg. and 3.0 rpg. in 30.5 minpg….Shot .401 (119-297) from three-point range and .802 (130-162) from the free throw line…Ranked 20th in the NBA in assists and tied for 29th in three-point field goal percentage…Also appeared and started in six playoff outings, averaging 13.2 ppg., 5.0 apg., 4.2 rpg. and 2.00 stlpg. in 36.0 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring six times and in assists 51 times, including a career-best 14 assists on Nov. 24 vs. Miami…Dished out 10+ assists six times…Scored in double figures 56 times and 20-plus points 10 times…Hit game-winning jumper with 4.1 seconds left on Nov. 13 @ New Jersey…Hit go-ahead jumper and ensuing foul shot with 33.6 seconds left on Nov. 20 @ Indiana…Hit tie-breaking and eventual game-winning three-pointer with 1:19 remaining on Dec. 25 vs. Boston….Hit game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer on Mar. 18 to beat Denver…Had four double-doubles…Missed six total games due to injury/illness: Missed two games on the Inactive List (Nov. 6-8) due to a sprained left ankle, three games (Dec. 3-6) due to a stomach virus and once (Mar. 28) due to a sprained left knee…Ejected after receiving two technical fouls on Nov. 24 vs. Miami…

2009-10: Played in 65 games (64 starts) for Orlando, averaging 12.6 ppg., a team-high 5.4 apg. and 3.0 rpg. in 28.6 minpg….Shot .381 (86-226) from three-point range and .845 (98-116) from the free throw line…Also appeared and started in all 14 playoff games, averaging 19.0 ppg., 4.8 apg., 3.6 rpg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 34.2 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring eight times and in assists a team-best 43 times…Scored in double figures 45 times and had 20+ points in five outings…Had four double-doubles…Dished out 10+ assists five times…Pulled down his 1,000th career NBA rebound on Nov. 3 @ Detroit…Passed Tracy McGrady (1,533) for fifth on the Magic’s all-time assist list on Nov. 13 vs. New Jersey…Missed a total of 17 games due to injury…Missed 16 games (Nov. 18-Dec. 19, on Inactive List three times during that span) due to a torn meniscus in his left knee (underwent arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 18) and missed one game (Feb. 2) due to a hyperextended left knee…During the playoffs, scored a playoff-career-high 32 points twice, the last time on Apr. 24 @ Charlotte…Pulled down a playoff-career-best nine rebounds on May 16 vs. Boston…Recorded a playoff-career-high four steals on Apr. 24 @ Charlotte…

2008-09: NBA All-Star (missed game due to injury)…Appeared and started in 42 games with Orlando, averaging 16.7 ppg., 5.4 apg., 3.5 rpg. and 1.21 stlpg. in 31.2 minpg….Shot .503 (267-531) from the field, .453 (82-181) from three-point range and .887 (86-97) from the free throw line…Finished second in the NBA in three-point FG percentage and 14th in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.72, 226/83)…Named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice – for the periods ending Dec. 21 and Jan. 18…Scored in double figures 37 times and had 20+ points in 14 outings, including a career-high-tying 32 points on Dec. 15 @ Golden State…Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds on Nov. 12 @ Oklahoma City…Dished out 10+ assists twice…Missed five games (Inactive List: Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3; DNP: Nov. 29-Dec. 1) due to a strained right hip flexor…Suffered a torn right labrum on Feb. 2 vs. Dallas and missed the final 35 games of the season on the Inactive List (Feb. 4-Apr. 15) due to the injury…Underwent surgery on Feb. 19…Returned to play in the NBA Finals, averaging 3.8 ppg., 2.8 apg. and 1.4 rpg. in 18.0 minpg. in five games against the Lakers…

2007-08: Appeared in 69 games with Orlando, averaging 10.9 ppg., team-high 5.6 apg. and 3.5 rpg. in 28.4 minpg….Made 62 starts, averaging 11.0 ppg., 5.7 apg. and 3.5 rpg. in 29.1 minpg. during that span…Shot .416 (64-154) from three-point range and .828 (125-151) from the free throw line…Ranked 15th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and 38th in free throw percentage…Also played and started all 10 playoff outings, averaging 16.2 ppg., 4.7 apg. and 4.1 rpg. in 33.3 minpg….Dished out 10-plus assists four times and recorded his 1,000th career NBA assist on Dec. 12 @ Milwaukee…Netted 20-plus points in seven games...Netted his 3,000th career NBA point on Jan. 11 @ Denver…Pulled down career-high-tying eight rebounds on Dec. 3 @ Golden State…On the Inactive List a total of 11 times: once due to a concussion (Nov. 6), once due to a back strain (Dec. 29), five times due to a strained tendon in his right foot (Jan. 19-27), once due to flu-like symptoms/strained right hamstring (Mar. 1), twice due to a jaw contusion (Mar. 28-Apr. 1) and once on Apr. 16…DNP-CD twice…

2006-07: Played and started in 77 games for the Magic, averaging 13.0 ppg. a team-best 4.3 apg. and 3.1 rpg. in 30.3 minpg….Tied for 33rd in the NBA in assists and 40th in free throw percentage (shot a team-best .828 (183-221) from the line)…Also started all four playoff outings vs. Detroit, averaging 14.3 ppg., 3.3 apg. and 3.0 rpg. in 32.3 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring 12 times and in assists a team-best 42 times…Scored in double figures 49 times and netted 20+ points 12 times…Hit game-winning three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left on Dec. 4 @ Sacramento…Scored 2,000th career NBA point on Jan. 5 vs. Charlotte…Pulled down career-high-tying eight rebounds on Mar. 12 @ Charlotte…Missed a total of five games: On Inactive List four times (Dec. 13-20) due to a strained right groin and DNP due to the flu on Feb. 14.…

2005-06: Played in 62 games with the Magic, averaging 14.6 ppg., 4.9 apg., 2.9 rpg. and 1.13 stlpg. in 28.8 minpg….Shot .424 (70-165) from three-point range and .483 (347-719) from the floor…Started in 33 contests, averaging 16.0 ppg., 5.8 apg., 3.0 rpg. and 1.12 stlpg. in 31.9 minpg. during that span…Tied for ninth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and 35th in field goal percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 18 times and in assists 33 times…Scored in double figures in 43 contests, including a career-high 32 points on Jan. 11 @ Seattle…Scored 20-plus points 15 times…Dished out career-high-tying 13 assists on Jan. 13 @ Portland…Missed 20 games due to a sprained right mid-foot: DNP five times (Jan. 21-29) and on the Inactive List for 15 games (Feb. 1-Mar. 1)…

2004-05: Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team…Played in 79 outings during his rookie season with Orlando, averaging 8.7 ppg., 3.0 apg. and 2.4 rpg. in 20.4 minpg.…Made 21 starts, averaging 15.7 ppg., 5.2 apg., 4.7 rpg. and 1.71 stlpg. in 38.0 minpg. during that span…Ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (10th), assists (T-3rd), FG percentage (T-9th), three-point FG percentage (8th) and steals (T-4th)…Led (or tied) the team in assists 15 times, including career-high 13 assists (also had 18 points for first career double-double) on Mar. 24 vs. Charlotte…Led (or tied) the team in scoring three times…Scored in double figures 35 times…Had at least one steal in 42 outings and had two-or-more 17 times, including career-high and Magic rookie record seven steals on Jan. 22 vs. Philadelphia…Made first NBA start on Feb. 26 @ Miami, tallying 13 points, career-high eight rebounds and game-high seven assists in 37 minutes…Had career-high-tying eight rebounds three times, the last on Apr. 6 vs. Chicago…Made his NBA regular season debut on Nov. 3 vs. Milwaukee (played eight minutes but did not score)…Scored first NBA point on Nov. 5 @ New Orleans…Did not play on Mar. 30, Apr. 1 and 2 due to an intercostal tear (rib muscle, left side).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Denver in the first round (20th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft…Traded by Denver to Orlando in exchange for a future first round draft pick (Jun. 24, 2004)…Signed a multi-year contract extension with Orlando (Oct. 31, 2007)…Re-signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 16, 2012)... Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on July 24, 2014.

COLLEGE:
Played and started in 125 career games for Saint Joseph’s University, averaging 16.8 ppg., 5.7 apg., 4.6 rpg. and 2.05 stlpg….Consensus National Player of the Year as a senior (2003-04), earning the Associated Press, Wooden, Naismith, Rupp, Robertson and Chevrolet Player of the Year awards…Shared the NABC top player award with Connecticut’s Emeka Okafor…Also chosen Player of the Year by The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com and FoxSports.com…Unanimous First Team All-America selection and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, after averaging 20.6 ppg., 5.3 apg., 4.7 rpg. and 2.97 stlpg. in 32 contests in 2003-04…Led Saint Joe’s to a perfect regular season (27-0), a top ranking in the national polls, the school’s first #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the Elite Eight…Earned A-10 Player of the Week honors a record eight times and captured the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award, given to the top player in the country 6-feet and under…As a junior (2002-03), averaged 19.7 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 4.7 apg. and 2.20 stlpg. in 30 games with the Hawks…Scored career-high 39 points vs. Dayton in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the third-highest scoring performance in the tournament’s history and tied for sixth-best in school history…In his sophomore campaign (2001-02), led the A-10 and was 16th in the country with 6.3 apg….Also led the conference in free throw percentage and ranked second in scoring (14.4 ppg.)…As a freshman, led conference and was 12th nationally with 6.5 apg. and set a school single-season record with 213 assists…Had his jersey #14 retired by SJU on Apr. 23, 2004 and was inducted into the Saint Joseph’s University Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 5, 2011.

PERSONAL:
Majored in sociology while at Saint Joseph’s…Son of Linda Billings and the late Pete Nelson…Has a son, Jameer, Jr. and three daughters, Jamia, Jayden and Jayce...Participated in Magic’s Thanksgiving Day event at the Coalition for the Homeless…Annually holds Jameer Nelson Basketball Showcase for kids in his hometown… Served as a school crossing guard in the Central Florida community in 2005…Taped a PSA for the Orange County School Board’s campaign, “Education is Cool”…Bought and distributed toys to underprivileged children and families over the holidays…Met with military personnel after a game as part of the Magic’s ‘Seats for Soldiers’ night…Donated tickets to community organizations and met with the groups pre-game… Assisted former teammate Pat Garrity with his food/toiletry donations for needy families at a local community center…Fan of the Philadelphia Eagles…Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2004.

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Height: 6'0''/ 1.83m
Weight: 190 lbs./ 86.2 kg
Born: February 09, 1982
From: Saint Joseph's University
Draft: 1st Round (20th pick) 2004 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2004
Years Pro: 10
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2004 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Saint Joseph's/USA

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