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Jameer Nelson Named Mavericks Starting Point Guard

Jameer Nelson was signed by the Dallas Mavericks this season to replace point guard Jose Calderon who was traded to the New York Knicks for Raymond Felton (point guard) and former defensive player of the year Tyson Chandler (center). Devin Harris and Raymond Felton will back up Jameer Nelson at the point guard position. The Mavericks projected starting lineup looks like: Nelson, Ellis, Parsons, Dirk, and Chandler.

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle confirmed the deal:

“When we were recruiting him this summer, I told him we were looking for the best guy to be a starter for us,” Carlisle said . “I really like Harris off the bench. That said, I think Harris is one of our three or four best players. But we’ve had a history here of bringing some of our better guys off the bench.

“At this point, Devin and I have talked about it and continue to talk about it. He’s willing to do anything. He wants to be a Maverick and wants to win.

“I like Jameer in that spot and Felton, he’s going to be out the first four games. So if there were some tea leaves here, that’s what it may look like. But it’s early to commit to anything. We got to see how it goes in games.”

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