Magic's Nelson talks playing time

Posted by Unknown on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 with 1 comment
During a recent game against the Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic G Jameer Nelson was was benched for the final 17 minutes of the game despite playing well in favor of rookie G Victor Oladipo.  Nelson was recently asked about the benching and responded with the following:

"The thing about it is, obviously, I want to play and I want to compete," Nelson said.  "I'm a competitor and I want to win, so I wanted to be on the court. Coach decided not to play me, and that's his decision. I can only play the minutes that he gives me, play them as hard as I can and leave it out there for those minutes. It's his decision who's going to play the minutes and when they're going to play them. And our job as players is, like I said, to play those minutes as best we can."