Magic point guard Jameer Nelson has opted out of the last year of the contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent Sunday.
The news, which was first reported by me back in April, became official Friday, the last day Nelson had to make his decision.
New general manager Rob Hennigan has expressed his desire to keep Nelson with the Magic and I’d expect the two sides will work something out.
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