Things were going great for Andrew Nicholson.
His advanced post game made him a player who could instantly get inserted into the lineup and produce for the Magic. Orlando could trust him with the ball to score more often than not. It was refreshing to see from the rookie that he was able to contribute almost immediately.
Nicholson though has recently found himself buried on the roster with Tobias Harris taking over the starting power forward spot and Kyle O'Quinn pushing his way into the rotation. Nicholson even had to cede time for a while to Al Harrington in his cameo this season.
Nicholson's playing time has often been a yo-yo between ample playing time and no playing time -- between starting and sitting. It can be tough for a rookie to go through these wild swings. Even in this latter stage of the season where Orlando is playing more of its rookies, Nicholson has seen his minutes limited and he has struggled to crack the starting lineup.
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