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Andrew Nicholson | Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: St. Bonaventure
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Magic PF Andrew Nicholson said he is "going back to basics" this summer, following a disappointing sophomore season.
Nicholson's FG percentage plummetted from 52.7 percent as a rookie to just 42.9 percent last year, and his shot charts explain the problem. As a rookie, 47.3 percent of his attempts came in the paint and he didn't attempt a single 3-pointer. In his second season, 27.6 percent of his attempts came in the paint and he launched 89 triples (connecting on only 28 of them). Getting back into the paint could do him a world of favors. Jul 22 - 6:07 PM

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Andrew Nicholson scored 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting with three treys, four rebounds and one block in 21 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Nicholson's highly leveraged line including a career-high three treys is fluky, but we have seen mini-explosions from him in the past. Anything is possible during silly season, so give him a look if you're feeling lucky.
Apr 14 - 11:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson started at power forward and did not score in 13 minutes, adding three rebounds against the Bobcats on Friday.

Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) was a late scratch and coach Jacque Vaughn probably didn't want to get away from his rotation tonight, so he just threw Nicholson out there as a quick fix. While he has some range as a jump shooter, Nicholson can't really do anything else and is off the fantasy radar.
Apr 4 - 9:34 PM

Andrew Nicholson did not score against the Raptors on Sunday in 13 minutes of action.

He did not score in Friday's game and has been a disappointment this season. The Magic really wanted to develop him as a stretch four, but his game has more holes than St. Andrews golf course. Nicholson's potential 3-point upside is not worth owning in almost any league right now.
Feb 23 - 10:17 PM

Andrew Nicholson started Saturday's game due to Nikola Vucevic's absence, but played just six minutes and missed all four of his shots.

Coach Jacque Vaughn saw something he didn't like early and ended up starting Victor Oladipo instead of Nicholson in the second half. Vucevic isn't expected to miss much more time with his ankle injury, so what little promise Nicholson was showing when he was put into the starting five tonight is officially dead after his benching.
Jan 4 - 10:10 PM

Andrew Nicholson will start at power forward vs. Miami on Saturday, shifting Glen Davis to center.

Nikola Vucevic (ankle) is day-to-day so this doesn't alter Nicholson's long-term outlook, but he's a fine spot-starter vs. Miami's small frontcourt. In three starts this year, Nicholson is averaging 12.7 points, 1.0 threes, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in just under 29 minutes per game.
Jan 4 - 6:28 PM

Andrew Nicholson got back in the rotation on Tuesday with five points, three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes.

The Magic lost Nikola Vucevic to an ankle injury and Nicholson's playing time tonight topped his previous three combined of 12 minutes. There is still very little reason to pick him up in almost any league.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 07:34:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with 11 rebounds and four blocks in 37 minutes in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Nicholson did his damage with no Nikola Vucevic around, and with the big man being day-to-day it's hard to get too excited about Nicholson's production. In a deeper league though, he's worth a look. Glen Davis scored 16 points with nine assists and three blocks, Victor Oladipo scored 10 points with a normal line, Jameer Nelson scored 19 points and a normal line, and Arron Afflalo scored 17 points with a normal line.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:56:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson started at power forward and had eight points, three boards and one block in 28 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

He didn't take any 3-pointers tonight and was doing more work out of the post than usual. Nicholson has some major issues on defense and he hasn't helped himself much with some extra opportunity while the Magic are banged up. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 12:40:00 AM

Andrew Nicholson is in the starting lineup against the Knicks on Friday.

He'll start at power forward next to Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, Victor Oladipo and Glen Davis. Nicholson played 38 minutes against the Sixers on Tuesday and is worth a look as a spot-start vs. a weak NYK frontcourt.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 06:51:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson scored 11 points off the bench against the Sixers on Wednesday, adding five boards and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

The Magic gave Glen Davis some more minutes tonight and have been more than comfortable using a smaller lineup. Nicholson gets hot from time to time, including his 18-point game on Tuesday, but he's not quite worth owning in most leagues.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 10:11:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson saw an unexpected 25 minutes of action on Tuesday, scoring 18 points with eight boards, one block and one 3-pointer on 8-of-11 shooting.

Tobias Harris was a late scratch with an ankle injury, so Nicholson got the call as the main guy off the bench with Glen Davis moving into the starting lineup. Harris isn't expected to be out long, so Nicholson is only worth a look in deeper leagues on a short-term basis.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 11:53:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson hit 5-of-9 shots for 13 points, six rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

Nicholson has scored nine or fewer points in three of his last five games, which isn't surprising given his role off the bench. And it's not going to get any easier for him once Glen Davis returns to action. Just keep an eye on him in case he gets hot again.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 11:51:00 PM

The Magic beat the Nets by 21 points on Sunday with a boost from Andrew Nicholson, who double-doubled off the bench with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

He even blocked a shot and went without any turnovers in his 26 minutes on the court, earning the favor of any nine-cat owners using him as a low-end big man. His per-minute stats are impeccable this year, other than a whopping 6.4 personal fouls per 36 minutes.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 08:54:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson scored nine points with five rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Nicholson hit 4-of-10 shots (including a three) and saw extra minutes because of the lopsided score, but he has yet to follow up on his big night and with returns for Tobias Harris and eventually Big Baby on the way he's only worth watching in deep leagues.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 11:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Luke Ridnour
3Peyton Siva
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Willie Green
4Ben Gordon
5Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Moe Harkless
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
3Aaron Gordon
4Romero Osby
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Dewayne Dedmon