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Bringing Jameer Nelson back for Finals an iffy option for Magic

There are 30 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 1, 2009, titled Bringing Jameer Nelson back for Finals an iffy option for Magic. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

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United States

#23 Jun 2, 2009
Jameer Nelson wrote:
What about ME? I want to play ! If the magic wins the title without me it means i suck! i will rather play and help them lose than watch them celebrate....

Deland, FL

#24 Jun 2, 2009
I was just telling someone; the only way that he should play, if he can play, is to back up Anthony Johnson if he isn't playing well or needs a breather.

We can't mess with the chemistry that got us here.

There's an old line when you're fishing that says, "You don't leave fish to to find fish." We would be leaving what brought us here if we tried to put him in the starting lineup or even as a backup to Rafer right now.

United States

#25 Jun 2, 2009
Im A La Fan and i say that Orlando shouldnt bring him back because he will be rusty but it doesent matter either way because if he does come back he wont be an impact and if he doesent come back he definely wont be an impact..and orlando is a good team but i dont see them beating my lakers in a seven game series we are much bigger and better than cleveland and the injured celtics...LETS GO LAKERS!!!

United States

#26 Jun 2, 2009
Orlando is not better then Denver

Kissimmee, FL

#27 Jun 2, 2009
I don't think he should play and it's actualy selfish on his part to push for this.

Boston, MA

#28 Jun 2, 2009
Was Kevin Garnett selfish for wanting to come back in the playoffs??? I doubt many would think that...

Jameer was playing at an all star level before his injury; if he could be half of the player he was before his injury that would still be better then Anthony Johnson. Think about a second unit with him, Pietrus, Gortat, Turk, and a 5th...its still pretty lethal.
D Money

Los Angeles, CA

#29 Jun 2, 2009
Floridadude wrote:
I would say if they clear him, let him suit up but do not start him. If Orlando got like a 15 or 20 point lead, let him him for say 5 to 7 minutes to test the waters. You do not want to mess up a good thing. I do not see Orlando though getting that kind of lead on the Lakers. I can say this. Orlando is a much better team than the Nuggets or Houston. LA will have their hands full as long as the Magic do not get stage fright in LA for playing in the big one.
LOL Orlando is not "much better" than Denver. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if Denver is better than Orlando.

Grand Blanc, MI

#30 Jun 3, 2009
I understand being concerned about wrecking the current team chemistry. But how can anyone be pleased with the way our PG have been playing? They are shooting 35% with more TO than assists. Rafer was tied for fourth in Assists in game 6. He pushes the ball well, but does little else well offensively. And worst of all he is a dreadful passer. He brings the ball to mid court and then has to pass it to Hedo.

Jameer directs the offense better, makes better decisions, shoots over 50% and averages 3x more assists than Rafer Alston. There is a reason we got him for nothing from Houston, he could not or would not get the ball to their big man.

Thanks for the effort this year Rafer, but we could have gotten here without you. Enjoy your retirement next year.

And finally, stop crying West Coast BB Fans. The Magic swept the Lakers already this year, went 6 - 3 against the Cavs and 7 - 5 against the Celts. 15 - 8 against the three best teams in the NBA. How did Denver do against those same teams? Western Conference BB is so 1990's...

Go Magic!
george diaz

United States

#31 Jun 3, 2009
My best guess today is that he's playing coming off the bench. Hope Tyrone Lue bought a suit with him to Los Angeles

Detroit, MI

#32 Jun 3, 2009
I think they should start him as a reserve. If shows the skill he played with before the injury, he should start again.

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