Just two seasons ago we were all talking about how good Jameer Nelson was looking and now it appears according to most sources on basketball news forums that Otis Smith desperately wants Steve Nash and if not him several other point guards are mentioned. Has Jameer been bad due to changes the team has made or if not that why has he seemed to fall so far out of favor?
I am not one to say Jameer has been a top point guard but in my opinion Otis Smith is treating Jameer like a scape goat. It seems like despite a fairly solid record with all the Dwight Howard trade talk that things are quite negative in Orlando. Stan Van Gundy should get coach of the year if the Magic make the playoffs as a 6th seed or better.
People are jumping the gun. To think an old Steve Nash is somehow what the Magic need to alleviate some of the pain from losing Dwight Howard is absurd. Steve Nash is nearing his end as an NBA player and he sure as hell is not going to take the Magic anywhere special unless they somehow have a 3 or 4 team trade. Phoenix just is not that loaded.
Also I feel that a motivated and inspired Jameer Nelson would end all talk of Orlando needing a pg. Some may want to say the problem is with Jameer but I am going to say that in my opinion it is more a matter of the organization than any one player. Although Dwight Howard's situation does make things awkward. Since the last trade Orlando made the environment of the Magic has been seemingly negative.