Report: Jameer Nelson Likely to Opt-out of Current Contract

May 15th, 2012 by Hunter Konsens Leave a reply »
Jameer Nelson, longtime starting point guard for the Orlando Magic, is likely to decline his player option for the 2012-13 season and put his toe in the free agent waters, according to Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD.

The former All-Star is searching for financial security and as such will look to sign a long-term contract. 

If he decides to opt-in and return to the Magic with his current contract, the veteran point guard would be making about $8.6 million, a hefty price for a player on the wrong side of 30. Nonetheless, "Nelson doesn’t want to be dealt as an expiring contract and end up in a bad situation," says Kennedy.

With this bit of revealing information, it would be a logical guess that Nelson desires to play for a championship-contender.

The Chicago Bulls, who have just recently lost superstar Derrick Rose to a torn ACL,the Miami Heat, an organization still pursuing a starting-caliber facilitator, and San Antonio Spurs are all suitable destinations for the sub-6'0" guard.

However, Orlando will still try to sign Nelson if he forgoes his final year.

Nelson, who has spent his entire NBA tenure with the Orl ...

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