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Magic rookie forward Andrew Nicholson has been chosen as a replacement for the Rising Stars Challenge game at the All-Star weekend in Houston.
Nicholson replaces Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, who can't play because of a back injury.
Nicholson has appeared in 48 games this season for Orlando and made his 14th start against Portland on Sunday night. The 19th overall pick in last year's draft entered the game averaging 7.6 points and 3.5 rebounds.
His scoring average is 10th among rookies this season.
Nicholson, who will play for Shaquille O'Neal's ''Team Shaq'', joins Orlando teammate and second-year center Nikola Vucevic, who was previously selected for the game. Vucevic will be playing on Charles Barkley's ''Team Chuck''.
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This week, I recap what is positive during this 11-game losing streak and why the focus still needs to be about winning when the opportunity for wins are there. I also talk about the development for Andrew Nicholson, Nikola Vucevic and Maurice Harkless.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- J.J. Redick scored 22 points, Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 19 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 110-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
The Magic shot 50 percent from the field in earning their first win since Jan. 16. They play their next two games at home. Reserve Gustavo Ayon had 16 points...
As Andre Drummond recovers from a back injury suffered last week, he will be replaced by Andrew Nicholson in the upcoming Rising Stars Game during the NBA's ALl-Star weekend. Drummond is expected to miss a month due to the injury, so it has opened the door for Nicholson to shine.According to Kurt Helin of ProBasketball Talk, Nicholson has been selected as Drummond's replacement...
Leading up to this month’s NBA trade deadline, it appeared all but a sure bet that the Orlando Magic would trade J.J. Redick. While it’s been reported that multiple teams, including the Chicago Bull, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics, are interest in Redick, the Magic have told the sharpshooter that they’re not “actively trying to move” him, reports Josh...
J.J. Redick scored 22 points, Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 19 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 110-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
The Magic shot 50 percent from the field in earning their first win since Jan. 16. They play their next two games at home. Reserve Gustavo Ayon had 16 points and 11 rebounds for...
The Magic were too determined to lose this one.
Not after going through 12 games of bitter disappointment and strong play let down by momentary lapses. Not after seeing so many guys go down to injury and so many leads dissipate or margins grow.
The losing streak has been frustrating to watch. The Magic have had opportunities slip away and the team was clearly not satisfied...
(25-25) vs. (14-36)
Time/TV: 6 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Blazers by 3.5
Tickets: $6-$877 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 125-119 in Portland on Jan. 7; Tonight in Orlando
One of the bigger questions for the Magic entering the season was how would the team defend?
Offense was predictably going to be a problem without a player who could create his own shot consistently unless someone really stepped up. Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, Glen Davis and J.J. Redick have each taken turns carrying the offensive load. But there have been plenty of games where...
While sharpshooter, J.J. Redick, has been mentioned in several trade rumrors, the latest team interested is the Milwaukee Bucks, according to Marc Stein.
According to Marc Stein, ESPN:
Milwaukee now in mix for Magic’s JJ Redick. Bucks, I’m told, assessing their ability to retain sharpshooter long term.
To meet asking price for Redick — expiring(s) and a future first-round pick...
The Magic are looking for a future first round pick and expiring contracts in exchange for J.J. Redick.
Hampered by injuries all season, the Orlando Magic are mired in a 12-game losing streak - their worst in nearly nine years. They'll try again to stop their slide when they host the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
Orlando's skid is its longest since dropping 13 in a row March 13-April 10, 2004, and the club has lost 23 of 25. Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 25...
Road trip continues
The Portland Trail Blazers are 1-2 half way through their six-game road tip, and the Orlando Magic should provide for a good warm-up before Rip City takes on the Miami Heat Tuesday night.
Matchup: Portland (25-25) @ Orlando Magic (14-36)
Venue: Amway Center
Time: 3:00 PM PT
Date: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013
No team in the NBA can be considered a throwaway, but the...
What? The Cavs have another three game win streak? Two in one season? A guy could get used to these things.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 24 points (along with eight assists and six boards) and Marreese Speights and Wayne Ellington came off the bench to score 18 and 14, respectively, and the Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic for the first time since the LeBron era, 119-108. Tristan...