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Orlando Magic Free Agency 2012: Jameer Nelson, Magic Agree To New Deal

During his eight seasons in the NBA, the Orlando Magic are the only team Jameer Nelson has ever played for. That will continue to be the case for the point guard, as Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Nelson and the Magic have agreed to a new deal to keep the 2009 All-Star in Orlando.

Nelson, 30, had reportedly drawn interest in free agency from the Los Angeles Lakers, but the Lakers likely withdrew that interest following a trade made with the Phoenix Suns for Steve Nash. Nelson reportedly reached an agreement with the Magic the day after the proposed trade.

In the 2011-12 season, Nelson averaged 11.9 points with 5.7 assists per game and new general manager Rob Hennigan expressed an interest in keeping the veteran point guard. Nelson has appeared in 527 career games for the Magic.

For more on the Orlando Magic's 2012 offseason, visit SB Nation's Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.

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