Nelson, only the second player in Magic history to play 10 seasons for the franchise, understands that there is a sea change in the works as it relates to the minutes at the point guard position. The franchise still greatly values his leadership qualities and play-making skills, but it also wants to grow Oladipo’s game by testing him under fire. Nelson said none of it will change who he is as a veteran leader for the Magic.

``It’s different in terms of the faces on the team and in the organization, but me in particular, my game is still the same and that’s to go out, attack and create things whether it’s for myself or my teammates,’’ Nelson said. ``It’s to lead and to do things in a professional manner. I’m going to continue to do that no matter what’s going on, what the speculations are or what people say. I’m still me and I’m still going to play like me.’’

How the Magic (4-6) divvy up the minutes at point guard on Wednesday night when they face the World Champion Miami Heat remains to be seen. Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn said on Monday that several factors will go into his decision of which point guard he uses to close games. While Nelson offers the most experience and steadiness in the short term, it’s the long-term promise and potential of Oladipo that intrigues the Magic.



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