Nowitzki sits in Mavs' preseason loss to Nuggets
OCT 7, 12:09p ET | AP
Rotowire: Oct 7 / 2:15p ET
News: Nelson recorded 12 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and dropped two dimes in Tuesday's preseason win over the Mavericks.
Impact: As anticipated, the Nuggets announced earlier in the week that Emmanuel Mudiay would serve as the team's starting point guard, leaving Nelson to serve in a backup role this season while functioning as a veteran mentor for the rookie. Nelson will likely make a push for around 20 minutes a night early in the season, but if Mudiay thrives to the extent the Nuggets believe he can, Nelson figures to see his role diminish as the weeks and months pass.
StatsLLC: Aug 7 / 12:00a ET
News: The Denver Nuggets have re-signed Jameer Nelson to primarily serve as a backup and mentor for rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay.
Impact: Nelson played 34 games last season for Denver mostly as a backup to Ty Lawson, who was traded to Houston last month. Nelson is expected to play a similar role off the bench in 2015-16 after the Nuggets drafted Mudiay with the seventh overall pick.