Jameer Nelson News Archive
Nelson (rest) and the rest of the Dallas starters got the night off Saturday for the team's preseason loss to the Pacers.
Nelson scored 19 points Friday in a preseason win over Cleveland. He finished 7-of-9 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc. He added four rebounds and three assists.
Nelson scored three points in 17 minutes of preseason action Tuesday. He added two assists and four rebounds in the loss.
Nelson will be the Mavericks' starting point guard to begin the season, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports.
Nelson was paired with Dallas' first-unit Saturday at the team's open scrimmage, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Nelson is trending toward landing the starting point guard spot with the Mavericks, ESPN Dallas reports. While referring to Nelson as a "natural leader," coach Rick Carlisle said, "He's just got a grit and toughness about him that we really need on this team this year...His game is going to help us, but his personality is going to help us, too."