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Andrew Nicholson | Forward | #44

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 250
College: St. Bonaventure
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (19) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew Nicholson has signed a contract to play for China's Guangdong Tigers next season, according to NBA reporter David Pick.
The deal is reportedly "in the $1 million range." The Nets traded Nicholson to the Blazers in July in exchange for Allen Crabbe. However, Portland made the deal solely to shed salary and promptly waived Nicholson via the stretch provision. He showed some promise early in his career, but Nicholson took a significant step back last season, averaging just 2.6 points in 9.0 minutes over 38 games with the Nets and Wizards. Tue, Sep 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Blazers waive F Andrew Nicholson.

The Blazers used the stretch provision to balance out the cap hit on the deal. Nicholson was brought over in the Allen Crabbe trade and never really had a chance to make the roster. The 27-year-old forward only played in 38 games last year and will likely get a camp invite somewhere.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson has been sent to the Trail Blazers in exchange for Allen Crabbe.

Nicholson was sent to Portland simply to make the numbers work, but the Trail Blazers are fully expected to waive and stretch Nicholson's contract once the trade goes through. Essentially this move was done to open up a roster spot and save Portland roughly $60 million on their tax bill, but Nicholson was never a part of their future plans.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 02:42:00 PM

Kenny Atkinson said he wants to find minutes for Andrew Nicholson.

"My next goal is Nicholson," said Atkinson. "I want to see what he has and I'm going to have to find a way to get him in games." Nicholson has been a negligible part of the rotation on most nights, but it sounds like Atkinson wants to bring him into the fold Brooklyn's final five games. That being said, until he's actually earning meaningful playing time, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 06:24:00 PM

With Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) returning to the lineup on Tuesday, Andrew Nicholson will be inactive.

Very little fantasy impact here, as Nicholson had only been seeing sporadic minutes and was a DNP-CD in Brooklyn's previous game.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 07:00:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson played 12 minutes with four rebounds and one assist against the Mavs on Sunday.

The Nets appear to want to get a look at Nicholson, but we'll see how long it lasts. He hasn't really done much and he could be a DNP-CD his next time out. He's only an add in super deep league.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 02:40:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson scored a season-high 11 points with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

With Trevor Booker (leg) expected back on Sunday, Nicholson will likely go back to being a DNP-CD. Although, he might get minutes later in the year when the Nets start shutting down players.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 11:41:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson made his debut for the Nets on Friday vs. the Jazz, scoring four points with four rebounds in six minutes.

He was a DNP-CD in his previous three games, but maybe the Nets take a look at him down the stretch -- he's on the books through the 2019-20 season. The Nets are using Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the four and Trevor Booker is still making some noise, so Nicholson isn't close to being on the radar in standard leagues.
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 11:44:00 PM

The Nets acquired Andrew Nicholson in the Bojan Bogdanovic trade on Wednesday.

He might actually be getting some minutes. He has three years left on his deal, so this is not an expiring move and the Nets are actually taking on some long-term money. The Nets really like floor-spacing fours and Nicholson does take a lot of jumpers. Although, he's made just 29.5 percent on jumpers this year and they could certainly use the stretch provision if they don't like what they see. He's only worth a look in super deep leagues just because the Nets may unload more players.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson was a DNP-CD on Friday.

He was bumped and he'll likely be bumped once Ian Mahinmi (knee) comes back anyway. Nicholson can be dropped everywhere.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 12:40:00 AM

Andrew Nicholson played 19 minutes off the Wiz bench on Thursday and hit 3-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block.

He was solid when he was on the court, but he's going to need more than 19 minutes to make a fantasy impact. Just keep an eye on him if you're in a deep league.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 10:27:00 PM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said that Andrew Nicholson could play some center with Ian Mahinmi (knee) on the shelf.

"He can score down low at the block. He’s done a pretty good job of picking up how to guard the perimeter players that can shoot 3s," Brooks said. "He’s played multiple positions at those two big spots. You need versatility. He’s picked things up pretty good." He had two straight 19-point performances in the preseason and it sounds like he could be the first big off the bench ahead of Jason Smith. If you need a big in a deep league, Nicholson is worth putting on your watch list.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 12:14:00 PM

Coach Scott Brooks said he's been impressed with Andrew Nicholson.

He's had two really big games with back-to-back 19-point efforts coming into Friday. The Wizards are already dealing with some depth issues now that Ian Mahinmi (knee) is out. Nicholson has really struggled on defense at times, but he might make the rotation.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson was impressive vs. the Cavaliers on Tuesday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one trey in 26 minutes.

He's hot right now and is coming off a double-double on Thursday and a 19-point effort on Saturday. Meanwhile, Markieff Morris posted another dud with just six points on 3-of-11 shooting. Morris is still the starter, but Nicholson could chip away at his workload if he can keep this momentum going. He signed a four-year, $26 million deal over the summer, so he's going to be in the rotation. Just keep an eye on him.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 09:30:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson scored 19 points in 32 minutes against the Kings on Saturday, adding five rebounds and two 3-pointers.

There are going to be some minutes up for grab at the five with Ian Mahinmi (knee) expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Nicholson has been more of a power forward, but he's seen some minutes at the five in the past. Johnny O'Bryant also picked up some playing time with 10 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in 19 minutes. Both of these guys will be behind Marcin Gortat, of course.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10:21:00 PM

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