Jameer Nelson has a meager stat line -- 9.5 points per game, 6.8 assists per game, 29.3 percent field goal shooting. Of course, he also has a meager sample size of four games after missing nearly two weeks of action with a strained groin and hamstring. Very clearly, Nelson is still working his way back into game shape.
Nelson is the captain for a reason. He provides a calming influence and makes plays for his teammates. He is a veteran player and a former all star. Out of any player for the Magic, Nelson is the most consistent. Jacque Vaughn should pretty much know what he is going to get from Vaughn.
Granted, he may need more as Nelson's role continues to increase as he gets back from injury. But Nelson is good for around 15 points and eight assists per game. That is where we expect him to be once he is back to full strength.
Orlando is 2-2 in games Nelson has played and the team is averaging 92.5 points per game in those games, posting an average offensive rating o...