Jameer Nelson Not Worried About Dwight Howard Leaving Orlando

by October 20, 2011

Dwight Howard has made it clear that he’ll likely bolt from Orlando when his free agency hits next summer, and even though his comments continue to cause panic and controversy in the city, his teammate and friend Jameer Nelson wants everyone to chill out. From the Sentinel: “One of the people closest to Howard in Orlando, Magic co-captain Jameer Nelson, doesn’t believe the controversial comments mean Howard is any more likely to leave when he becomes a free agent in 2012. ‘I think it was blown out of proportion,’ Nelson said at a charity event for Gametyme Foundation. ‘I mean, whatever the guy says right now people are going toe it and run with it.’ Nelson, one of Howard’s best friends, says he has no idea what Howard will do next summer. But he isn’t concerned about the magazine interview. ‘People ask me every day what he’s going to do,’ Nelson said. ‘I don’t know what he’s going to do. I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. One thing I know is the guy is preparing to be the best player he can be this season, and that’s all I can say. I don’t know what his decision is going to be. Whatever he’s going to do, he’s like my little big brother. He’ll definitely have support from me. But obviously, he’s definitely wanted here in Orlando.'”