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Report: Heat, Wizards show interest in Jameer Nelson trade

Jameer Nelson, Avery Bradley

Jameer Nelson, Avery Bradley


Jameer Nelson has been traded twice already this season, first from the Mavericks to the Celtics, and then to the Nuggets, and now he may be on the move again. According to RealGM’s Shams Charania, he’s one of a number of players Denver has on the block ahead of next Thursday’s trade deadline, and he’s drawing interest from a few playoff teams:

Wizards, Heat have explored talks on Denver’s Jameer Nelson, sources tell RealGM. Cleveland had interest with Nelson in Boston; not since.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 12, 2015

Nelson has bounced around in a backup role this year, averaging 7.5 points and 4.5 assists in 25.4 minutes per game for three teams, but he’d be a fine option for any of those teams. The Heat’s point-guard rotation of Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole is a disaster, and Nelson would be an upgrade. He’d be a decent option for the Wizards to back up John Wall, and he’d be a significant upgrade over Matthew Dellavedova as a backup to Kyrie Irving if the Cavs traded for him.

He also likely won’t cost much, considering his age (he’s 33). The Nuggets are asking for a first-rounder each for Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler, according to reports, and if no team meets those asking prices, Nelson could be the Nuggets player that ends up moving at the deadline.