Found May 31, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
ORLANDO, Fla. Andrew Nicholson is far from the first player in NBA history to have experienced defeat more often as a rookie than he did during four years in college. The Orlando Magic were pleased with the mental toughness their first-round draft pick of a year ago showed during the occasional ups and many downs of a 20-62 season. Its Nicholsons physical toughness which will be more of an issue in the months ahead. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound power forward from St. Bonaventure has relied on basketball smarts more than brute strength to get to where he is. While the Magic arent asking him to abandon the brains-above-brawn approach, hes sure to continue being one of the top priorities of strength and conditioning coach Joe Rogowski. Were just going to keep doing what were doing, probably pick it up a little bit in the summertime in the weight room, said Nicholson, who recorded two double-doubles during a three-week stretch in February but was frequently outmuscled on the boards. The...

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