Unless something changes, Jameer Nelson will sign with the Mavericks at tomorrow's scheduled meeting in Dallas.
Barring an unforseen snag, Mavs on course to land Jameer Nelson to fortify their backcourt on a deal via Dallas' $2.7 million room exception— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 23, 2014
The 32-year-old Nelson has never played for a team other than the Orlando Magic, but looks ready to move on to the final stage of his career -- very possibly as the Mavericks' starting point guard (although we've all agreed Devin Harris will likely close out most games).
Nelson is known as a team leader, and shot about 35 percent on 3-pointers last season. With better looks in the deadlier Dallas offense, the Mavericks probably expect his shooting to age better this season, around or above his career average of 37 percent.
It's a solid move for the Mavericks, who desperately needed another guard to add to the bench. The team lacks a true backup shooting guard, but Nelson gives Rick Carlisle the flexibility to go small when needed with a Nelson and Harris backcourt.