ANDREW NICHOLSON NEWS

Nicholson and Ejim Make Canada 12-Man FIBA Americas Squad

There wasn’t any doubt, but it’s official now, Orlando Magic players Andrew Nicholson and Melvin Ejim have made Canada’s finalized 12-man roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship that will take place in Mexico August 31st through September 12th. Top two countries from this 10-team tournament gets an automatic qualification into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro....
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Our Favorite ‘F’ Word is Right Around the Corner

Let’s show some maturity, Orlando Magic fans. It’s not that word. It’s also not ‘football’. And it’s not even ‘FIFA 16’. Let’s ‘FIBA’. Welcome to my favorite part of the NBA offseason: FIBA action. Specifically, FIBA’s Americas Championship and EuroBasket tournaments. To most Americans, they’re only viewed as pre-Olympic qualifying tournaments for Brazil...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Being Recruited By Puerto Rican National Team

The Orlando Magic very well could still have two of their players participate at the August 31st-to-September 12th FIBA Americas pre-Olympic qualifying tournament after all. Andrew Nicholson – coming off a strong Pan Am Games – will most likely represent Canada in Mexico. Puerto Rican national team coach Rick Pitino came out in June and stated he was recruiting Maurice Harkless...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Canada and Andrew Nicholson Claim Silver at Pan Am Games

Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson and the Canadian national team had to settle for the silver medal on Saturday in the Pan Am Games senior men’s basketball final. They fell to Brazil 86-71. Nicholson tallied 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting (1-of-2 on triples) and 3 rebounds. Canada as a whole shot a terrible 32% from the field including 6-of-24 on triples. Just not the ideal...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicholson’s 31 Points and 10 Rebounds Carry Canada to Gold Medal Game

Don’t tell me the Pan Am Games don’t matter. Look at those faces full of emotion. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson has an opportunity to win his first medal in international play. That’s because the 25-year-old tallied a remarkable 31 points and 10 rebounds in a 111-108 overtime semifinals victory over Team USA on Friday at the Pan Am Games. Nicholson shot 12-of-20...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicholson with 11 Points and 10 Boards; Canada Ends Pool B Play 3-0

Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson notched yet another Pam Am Games double-double as Canada concluded Pool B play 3-0 following a comfortable 96-76 victory over Mexico. Canada didn’t need to win this contest – having locked up a semifinals spot – so coach Jay Triano only played Nicholson 18 minutes. Still, Andrew racking up an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double is respectable...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson playing big minutes for Team Canada

Andrew Nicholson got lots of playing time as a rookie with the Magic. Once he aged, his burn became more sparse. Now, his playing time isn't even inconsistent anymore; it's nonexistent. But that doesn't mean Nicholson, a member of the Canadian national team, is struggling to get minutes everywhere he plays. From Alykan Ravjiani of the Vancouver Province:Nicholson averaged 4.9 points...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicholson Drops 24 Points and 12 Rebounds in Win Over Argentina

  All smiles for Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson and the Canadian national team squad. After a very lackluster first half, Nicholson proved why Canada can win the Pan Am Games. ‘Drew led Canada to an 88-83 victory over Argentina that included a 29-17 fourth period. Canada shot 45% from the field including another decent 8-for-20 three-point shooting display, and out...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicholson Scores 14 Points; Canada Defeats Dominican Republic

Canada began their Pan Am Games campaign on Tuesday in a positive manner, defeating the Dominican Republic 105-88 in Pool B action. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson tallied 14 points and 5 rebounds on 6-of-11 shooting, including draining his only 3-point attempt on the night. Brady Heslip led the way for Canada with 24 points while Anthony Bennett dropped 15 points in the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Makes Final 12-Man Canada Pan Am Games Roster

It’s that time of the year, international play! Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson is seeking to have a lengthy summer playing for the Canadian national team. The 25-year-old has made coach Jay Triano’s final 12-man roster for the Pan Am Games, that is being hosted in Canada. The goal is certainly to win a medal. There wasn’t much doubt about the Mississauga, Ontario native...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson 2nd Annual 44 Hoops Camp

Canadian National team member and Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson returns home for his 2nd annual basketball camp, 44 Hoops at his alma mater Father Michael Goetz Secondary School, in Mississauga,ON. “44 Hoops Basketball Camp welcomed more than 40 participants last year over a five-day span. Nicholson, offered daily guidance and mentorship to the kids with the help of some...
Via Hooped Up
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle O’Quinn Lands with New York Knicks in Sign-and-Trade

According to multiple reports, the Orlando Magic have ended their 3-year relationship with Kyle O’Quinn as KOQ was involved in a sign-and-trade that now sends him to the New York Knicks on a reported 4-year, $16 million contract.   Sources: Free agent Kyle O’Quinn has agreed to a four-year, $16M deal with New York. Knicks acquire him in sign-and-trade with Orlando. — Adrian...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Badly Could Use a Reboot Right Now

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of May – as the NBA Draft and free agency approach – we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history.  Previously...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t Be Surprised if the Magic and Kyle O’Quinn Split

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of May – as the NBA Draft and free agency approach – we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history. Previously...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Highlights and Awards From the OMYF Black Tie & Tennies Gala

It’s always fun to point out who followed the dress code correctly. Poor Andrew Nicholson got blocked from the photo. The Orlando Magic’s Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo were named co-winners of the 2014-2015 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award (CEA) Saturday night at the 25th Annual Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) Black Tie & Tennies Gala presented...
Via Magic Basketball Online
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Promotes Literacy with a “Storytime” for Youth

In an effort to develop lifelong learners through literacy and education, the Orlando Magic and Florida Blue along with Magic player Andrew Nicholson, Magic Community Ambassadors Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, and Florida Blue Senior Market President Tony Jenkins on Thursday afternoon held a “storytime” with approximately 40 local youth from Children of Dream Big Preschool of...
Via Magic Basketball Online
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic's bench shows fight despite home loss to Hornets

ORLANDO, Fla. -- On a night when Victor Oladipo was their only starter to get into any kind of flow on offense, the Orlando Magic needed to find a spark from their bench. For the second game in a row, they got just that. But as was the case Friday night at Atlanta, it wasn't enough to prevent a loss. The Magic got 11 points from both Willie Green and Andrew Nicholson, nine rebounds...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Defense -- yes, defense -- helping Magic rise find their way

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The days of the Orlando Magic trying to beat teams by simply outscoring them are over. Yes, their 95-84 victory Friday night over the New Orleans Pelicans was due in good measure to the 22 points they got from Victor Oladipo and the 18 they got from Nikola Vucevic. But the tone was set less than five minutes into the game when Elfrid Payton, who is looking less and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Was Loud in Trade Deadline Silence

While much of the league was participating in Trade Deadline deals on Thursday afternoon, all was quiet for GM Rob Hennigan and the Orlando Magic. But in the front office’s silence, the Magic made some statements.   Decisions on Tobias Harris and Kyle O’Quinn Will be Made in the Summer Tobias Harris is making about $2.3 million this season. Kyle O’Quinn at around $915,000...
Via Magic Basketball Online
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson On the Move

According to ESPN NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Orlando Magic are looking to move Andrew Nicholson before next Thursday’s trade deadline. Word is that the Magic, given their surplus of bigs, are working with Nicholson's agent Mark Bartelstein to try to find him new home — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 12, 2015 Nicholson was drafted by the Magic with the 19th overall...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson On the Move

According to ESPN NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Orlando Magic are looking to move Andrew Nicholson before next Thursday’s trade deadline. Word is that the Magic, given their surplus of bigs, are working with Nicholson's agent Mark Bartelstein to try to find him new home — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 12, 2015 Nicholson was drafted by the Magic with the 19th overall...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Working On Trade Of Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson has been made available by the Orlando Magic in trade talks, according to sources. The Magic are working with Nicholson's agent, Mark Bartelstein, on finding a trade partner. Nicholson was the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Via RealGM
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Freedom, Unfulfilled Trades, and Bad Records

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Magic 8-Ball, and that’s...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Players Could Use an Orlando Scavenger Hunt for 2015

  I’m not one who believes in New Year’s resolutions, and I’m not sure how many Orlando Magic players do either, but if there’s one basketball request I could create for 2015 is for the citizens of Orlando and this Magic franchise to re-connect and find the bond that has been lost during these past few losing seasons. The Magic are 4-10 at home. They were 19-22 last season...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Winning BINGO: 2014-2015 Edition

OH YES! The favorite alcoholic and sober Orlando Magic game of choice is back! This time it’s with a twist. WE’RE NOT TANKING ANYMORE! So hold on to last season’s cards as a collector’s item. I’m going to take the blame for the Magic starting 0-3 because I didn’t make the BINGO cards available at an earlier date. So get ready to go 79-0 the rest of the way. The majority...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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