NBA Free Agency 2012: Jameer Nelson Draws Interest from Los Angeles Lakers, According to Report

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The Los Angeles Lakers hope to re-sign starting point guard Ramon Sessions, but will consider making an offer to Jameer Nelson if Sessions declines to return, reports Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles. Nelson is among a group of veteran point guards to whom the Lakers will turn if Sessions bolts, joining Chauncey Billups and Kirk Hinrich.

Nelson, 30, declined his option with the Orlando Magic for the 2012/13 season, becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his eight-year career. Nelson has said he wants to return to Orlando on a multi-year deal, and Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan has expressed an interest in retaining Nelson.

Nelson averaged 11.9 points and 5.7 assists in 2011/12, shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from three-point range. If he leaves Orlando, the Magic's only point guard under contract will be Chris Duhon.

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