Earlier today, Nelson said he wants to spend the rest of his career in Orlando. Because of this, it is likely that Nelson will opt out only to negotiate a deal with the Magic that goes beyond next season. His contract was due to expire after the 2012/13 season if he picked up his option.
Nelson, 29, is averaging 12.4 PPG and 5.7 APG this season. His option for next season is expected to be worth $8.6MM.