Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Jameer Nelson will not play tonight in the Magic's home finale against the Bulls. And with just one more game reamining, the sprained ankle he suffered on March 29 appears to have claimed the remainder of his season.
This is not so surprising since the Magic have devoted the latter half of this season to developing young players. If the Playoffs were still a possibility, it is likely that Arron Afflalo and Glen Davis would be working through their rehabs much quicker to try and contribute. That is obviously not the case.
So what do we make of Jameer Nelson's ninth season in the NBA?
Nelson was perhaps haunted somewhat by a three-year $25.2 million contract he signed in the offseason. After the Dwight Howard mess, the Magic opted for some continuity and kept the veteran point guard who has been part of the Magic organization for nearly a decade.
The move was motivated perhaps more by the desire to have a vetera...