Insider: Jameer Nelson Opts Out

Magic point guard Jameer Nelson has opted out of the last year of the contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent Sunday.

The news, which was first reported by me back in April, became official Friday, the last day Nelson had to make his decision.

New general manager Rob Hennigan has expressed his desire to keep Nelson with the Magic and I’d expect the two sides to work something out.

(Andrew Melnick is the Magic and NBA Insider, co-host of the ESPN 1080 Insiders Show and publisher of Howard the Dunk. The Insiders Show can be heard Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST on AM 1080 in Orlando and on You can follow Andrew on twitter here.)