Orlando forward Andrew Nicholson will take part in the coming NBA All-Star festivities, the Magic announced Sunday. Nicholson will replace Detroit's Andre Drummond, who is injured, in the Rising Stars Challenge.
Nicholson will play on Team Shaq, while teammate Nikola Vucevic will be playing for Team Chuck, introducing the possibility that the two young Magic big men could face off against each other on Feb. 15.
Nicholson is averaging 7.6 points and 3.5 rebounds a game, while Vucevic has averages of 12.4 points and 11.4 rebounds.
The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge will be Friday at 9 p.m.