Jameer Nelson spent 14 seasons in the NBA and was an All-Star. For many years he was the definition of solid professional on and off the court.
The last time we saw him on an NBA court was with the Pistons back in 2018, when he split time between the Pelicans and Pistons, and his game had started to fall off. He didn’t look like an average backup point guard anymore at age 35.
Nelson, after sitting out a season, is looking to make a comeback, reports Josh Robbins of The Athletic. That said, Nelson also could be on your television again as a color commentator.
Though he has not retired as a player and said he would consider playing again if a team expresses interest, the 37-year-old sounds ready for a new challenge.
“I love talking about the game, I love giving my knowledge,” Nelson said in a telephone interview Tuesday. “I played for 14 years (in the NBA), so I know situations, I know styles of play. If you listen to a guy who has played at a high level for a long time, I’m sure you can learn something.”…
“I continue to stay in shape just in case somebody calls,” Nelson said. “If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, then there’s nothing I can do about it.”
A few teams might want to take a look at Nelson as a backup point guard and veteran locker room leader. If he has the game left, he co
If not, he’s always been very good at expressing himself and with the media when I have dealt with him. Nelson could be a very quality color man.