Jameer Nelson

Jameer Nelson (DEN) – “Lightning” nike

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DEN Point Guard: 6’0, 190 lbs; 14th year, St. Joe’s

NBA Role: veteran playmaker Salty DOG

Jameer Nelson is one of the most overlooked-small guard-crushers over the past 15 years; a seasoned PG now in a (hands-on) mentorship role with the Nuggets, Nelson remains a hard driver & pop-up shooter (likes shooting treys after a screen); former roadrunner w/ a powerful upper body that absorbs contact in the paint – high-key influenced the JJ Barea (DAL)‘s (quick cuts, navigational skills following a screen) & Isaiah Thomas (BOS)‘s (strength, foul-drawing) of the world; veteran PnR threat – makes sound reads, knows how to slice passes thru, has burst if there’s an advantage; very cerebral – Jameer earns plenty ‘extension of the coach’ minutes* under Mike Malone 

Signature Shot: 3-pointer after a screen

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 72


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  • Career: 11.7 points/game, 5.2 assists/game, 44% FG
  • 1x All-Star (2009) star
    • Member of the ‘1x All-Star Club’ – other members include Wally Szczerbiak, Christian Laettner & Xavier McDaniel