Is Jameer Nelson your long term answer at the point? Or is the team still looking to get taller at that position?
That was my opinion last season, and the beginning of this season, but Jameer has really stepped up to lead the team. He passes better than most give him credit for, and his scoring is just too good to keep him on the bench. The other players seem to respond to him very well, and he has really emerged as the leader of this team.Copper said:I think Jameer would be better utalized in a Vinnie Johnson/Ben Gordon role where he can come in and light it up. I dont think he is a point guard, he is a scorer playin the point position. Im sure the magic fans are gonna disagree and I can understand the opposing view. I just think with Dwight and Darko in the paint and Hedo spotting up, that the team needs a guard to make the pass to the post and allow Dwight and Darko to post up and kick out when the double arrives. Then bring Jameer in to attack the defense. Just my opinion and we all know the saying about opinions....
Yeah, figuratively this makes sense, but the reality is in today's NBA there are ways to get around this through team defense. Also, the amount of pg's with the ability to expose Nelson through posting up is minimal. I think Nelson has developed into a nice young pg who has figured out how to lead this team through scoring and passing and to me this is all you can ask from a lead guard.Grandmazter3 said:I thought a big concern was that he is a defensive liability? Thats what I kept hearing in the summer.
Maybe I mis-spoke by saying off the bench, in my opinion he would still get his 34-38 minutes a game. But he would spend most of his time defending the opposing point and playing 2 guard on offense. It would be nice to switch him to the 2 guard completely but his height is an issue on defense. Already teams with bigger guards are taking him to the post and using the advantage. Chauncey would have a field day with him in a playoff series. Not that his D is bad...but at the end of the day a height advantage is still a height advantage.Hairy Midget said:That was my opinion last season, and the beginning of this season, but Jameer has really stepped up to lead the team. He passes better than most give him credit for, and his scoring is just too good to keep him on the bench. The other players seem to respond to him very well, and he has really emerged as the leader of this team.
You're exactly right, and that last sentence is what I like the most about him.cpawfan said:I see no reason not to trust the keys to the Magic's future to him. He is a leader, a winner and damn good PG. He can score and he can pass. Plus the best thing is that he knows when he should do each one.
Orlando would be so much better if they could get Andre. Would solve the turnover problem and I think he can help Dwight more as well.Babir said:I hope he will be traded to Sixers for Andre Miller, I think it is the only way to get rid of Jameer and bring a true point guard to Orlando...
I think you're being way too hard on him. He had one bad season. Prior to this year, Jameer as a starter was averaging numbers in the neighborhood of 15-5-5 and regularly shooting right at around 50%. That was during different starting periods throughout the prior two seasons. He's also shown the ability, when he has some confidence, to take over late in games and nearly singlehandedly win games for Orlando with clutch shots.GrandKenyon6 said:There is no way Jameer is the answer. He's incapable of making a post entry pass and is horrible at running an offense. He's a poor defender too. He's a good shooter though and he would be best utilized as a backup. Orlando would be crazy to re-up him for a sizable amount.