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Andrew Nicholson | Forward | #44

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: St. Bonaventure
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (19) / ORL
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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. Nov 12 - 12:40 AM

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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.
Oct 27 - 10:27 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.
Oct 23 - 12:14 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.
Oct 21 - 5:37 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.
Oct 18 - 9:30 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.
Oct 15 - 10:21 PM

Andrew Nicholson is starting for Markieff Morris (foot) on Thursday.

He hasn't played too much in the preseason and scored a combined 15 points this month. Nicholson is fighting for playing time with Jason Smith and isn't a lock to be in the rotation.
Oct 13 - 7:04 PM

Andrew Nicholson said that he's working on his 3-point shot.

"It's something I'm working on, it's an important aspect of my game. The key is lots of reps, and we'll go from there," he said. Nicholson is a career 33.6 percent shooter from distance, and he shot a career-high 36 percent from behind the 3-point line last season. It makes sense for Nicholson to continue honing this particular skill.
Jul 11 - 1:38 PM

Andrew Nicholson has agreed to a four-year, $26 million deal with the Wizards.

The 26-year-old forward averaged 6.9 points and 3.6 boards in 14.7 minutes per game for the Magic last season, but he did show some nice progress in March and April. Nicholson will likely come off the bench behind Markieff Morris in Washington, but he should be looking at minutes in the teens.
Jul 3 - 10:59 AM

The Magic will not extend a qualifying offer to Andrew Nicholson, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

This doesn't register as a huge shock as the 26-year-old only averaged 14.7 minutes per game over 56 games last year. Nicholson may hook on with another NBA team this summer, but he won't carry any fantasy value into 2016-17.
Jun 28 - 11:25 AM

Andrew Nicholson returned to the rotation on Sunday with eight points, one rebound and one assist in 23 minutes off the bench.

Nicholson may have picked up another DNP-CD if Aaron Gordon (concussion) were healthy, so this doesn't have any real implications.
Apr 10 - 8:30 PM

Andrew Nicholson was a DNP-CD on Friday.

Scott Skiles strikes again. The Magic went small, which has barely happened all season. Nicholson might play more next time, but who knows?
Apr 8 - 10:17 PM

Andrew Nicholson's late-season surge continued on Sunday with just 10 points, six rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist, one steal and zero turnovers in 19 minutes.

The 26-year-old PF has now scored double-digit points in six straight games, with a steady 1.7 triples per game. He'll grab a handful of rebounds to go with the scoring but that's about it, limiting his appeal to deeper formats and DFS lineups.
Apr 3 - 8:49 PM

Andrew Nicholson hit all nine of his shots, was 3-of-3 from downtown and hit 3-of-6 free throws on his way to a career-high 24 points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes Tuesday.

We'd like to tell you this was simply a garbage-time special (because it probably was), but the fact is that Nicholson has been playing well. He's averaging 14.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and those numbers could go up if the Magic go into full tank-mode with the playoffs out of reach.
Mar 29 - 11:08 PM

Andrew Nicholson scored 14 points with six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer against the Bulls on Saturday.

There is no talk of Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) on track to return, so maybe Nicholson gets some run as the backup power forward. Still, it's tough to add the Canadian big man in very deep leagues unless we get word Ghostface Ilya is out for extended time.
Mar 26 - 10:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tomas Satoransky
3Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith
4Daniel Ochefu