Report: Wizards attempted to trade for Magic's Jameer Nelson

Wednesday February 26th, 2014

Magic guard Jameer Nelson (Ron Hoskins/Getty Images) Magic point guard Jameer Nelson was a subject of trade talks. (Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)

The Wizards made several efforts to trade for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson before last Thursday's trade deadline, according to John Denton of

By the time the deadline had passed, the Wizards instead had acquired Nuggets backup point guard Andre Miller as part of a three-team trade with the 76ers, in which Denver obtained forward Jan Vesley and the Sixers received Eric Maynor.

Nelson would have provided the Wizards with solid offensive capability  (12.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists per game), playoff experience and one remaining non-guaranteed year at $8.6 million.

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The Magic appear ready to give rising rookie-of-the-year candidate Victor Oladipo more late fourth-quarter minutes. He posted 30 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds Friday in an overtime victory against the Knicks.

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