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Dallas Mavericks close to signing former Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson

By SI Wire
July 23, 2014

The Dallas Mavericks are "on track" to sign free agent guard Jameer Nelson, reports's Marc Stein. Nelson has a Thursday visit scheduled with the team. 

The Mavericks would use their $2.7 million room exception to sign Nelson, Stein reported

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The Dallas backcourt has experienced a lot of turnover this offseason already, as point guard Jose Calderon and former first-round pick Shane Larkin were traded to the New York Knicks in a deal that returned center Tyson Chandler and guard Raymond Felton. The Mavericks still have guard Monta Ellis under contract, and re-signed point guard Devin Harris to a four-year deal worth $16.5 million

Nelson has spent his entire 10-year pro career with the Orlando Magic. Last season, the 32-year-old averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 assists per game, though he shot just 39.4 percent, near his career low. 

- Alex Hampl

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