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Andrew Nicholson | Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: St. Bonaventure
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Orlando management is reportedly reluctant to trade away Andrew Nicholson for a minimal return, as they would like to see if new head coach James Borrego will be able to better utilize him.
Nicholson hasn't even stepped on the court since coach Jacque Vaughn was fired, so it's unlikely he'll suddenly become a relevant part of Orlando's rotation any time soon. He's averaging 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds on the year, and he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Feb 17 - 4:57 PM

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The Magic are reportedly open to trading Andrew Nicholson.

It doesn't come as a huge surprise that the Magic are open to trading a player who isn't part of their normal rotation, but the question is if there are any suitors. Nicholson could help a team in need of frontcourt depth like the Mavericks, but he can be ignored in even the deepest fantasy leagues at this point.
Feb 12 - 11:57 AM

Andrew Nicholson picked up a DNP-CD on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

This was a little surprising considering Channing Frye (knee) still isn't available, and that Klye O'Quinn was in foul trouble most of the night. Needless to say, Nicholson belongs on the waiver wire.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:31:00 PM

The Magic picked up Andrew Nicholson's fourth-year contract option on Sunday.

Nicholson averaged 10.4 points, 4.4 boards, 1.6 assists and 0.8 steals in Orlando's final five preseason games. He's vowed to move back into the paint this season, after drifting toward the perimeter too often last year, but that's unlikely to salvage his fantasy value with Kyle O'Quinn coming on strong in the frontcourt.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 03:46:00 PM

Andrew Nicholson was superb against the Sixers on Saturday with 23 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals.

The Magic rested a lot of guys, so Nicholson had a great opportunity in an awesome matchup. Of course, he's way down the depth chart and has squandered close to a dozen chances, so he can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Coach Jacque Vaughn said he's very impressed with the conditioning of Andrew Nicholson.

Nicholson said he's "gone back to basics" this summer after he had a letdown sophomore season. He doesn't have much of a low-post game and couldn't even step when the team needed him to. Fantasy owners can ignore him.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 11:07:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 06:07:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 11:00:00 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.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 09:34:00 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.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 10:17:00 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.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 10:10:00 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.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 06:28:00 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

Depth Charts

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