Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson make impact abroad, at home

Magic players are likely already back in town and beginning to work out together a few weeks ahead of training camp at the end of the month. The simmering of the season coming up is near. There will not be a whole lot more traveling going on from these guys. There was plenty of that for Magic players throughout the summer. For basketball reasons — Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson looking to get confidence back

“I’ve been working to get my confidence back and I’m working again on what got me in the league in the first place. I’m just trying to get back inside. I did a lot of (outside) shooting last season. I want to get back where I’ve had success before.” –Andrew Nicholson to John Denton of
Via Orlando Magic Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How did Andrew Nicholson do on Team Canada tour?

No, Canada did not qualify for the FIBA World Cup this year. A disappointing finish at last summer’s Tournament of the Americas prevented the team from making the trip to Spain at the end of the month. It was still a critical summer for the growing basketball country. Even with NBA players Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett sitting out, Steve Nash‘s Canadian basketball program...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What is the future of Magic’s 2012 draftees?

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders estimates about 22 of the 60 players drafted each year since 2001 have what can be called careers in the NBA (getting the second contract and hanging around beyond their rookie deals). The 2011 draftees — like Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris — are starting to get their pay days. What about 2012? Orlando has three of those players and Kyler...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph And Nicholson Help Canada Crush Angola 89-65

Canada came out hot for their final game in Europe this summer led by Magic forward Andrew Nicholson who hit two early three-pointers to help Canada take a quick 13-4 lead over Angola and finish with a 21 point 10 rebound double-double on route to a crushing 89-65 victory. The Spurs Cory Joseph achieved the challenging 12 point 11 assist double-double from the usually stingy FIBA...
Via Pro Bball Report
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicholson Concludes European Tour with Outstanding Double-Double

Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson saved his best performance of Canada’s 11-game European exhibition tour for last. The 24-year-old Missaussaga, Ontario native was vital in Canada’s 89-65 victory over Angola on Tuesday in Granada, Spain. Nicholson tallied his only double-double of the summer with 21 points and 10 rebounds on 8-for-11 shooting (3-of-6 on 3-pointers) in 26...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Tallies 12 Points as Canada Defeats Turkey

After having a few days off, Canada continued their European exhibition tour in Seville, Spain by claiming a 72-66 victory against Turkey on Sunday. The Orlando Magic’s Andrew Nicholson started the contest and put together a decent stat line. 12 points and 3 rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting (2-of-5 on 3-pointers) in 26 minutes for the 24-year-old. Nicholson had five of his points in...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicholson Drops 13 Points as Canada Loses in Spain

In what will surely be the Canadian national team’s toughest contest of their European exhibition tour, Spain’s size proved to be too much for Canada to handle. In Coruna, Spain the FIBA World Cup hosts defeated their North American visitors 82-70 on Wednesday. It’s not an awful result considering it was Canada’s sixth game in as many days. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada Concludes Italian Tournament with Win, Nicholson Scores 13 Points

Canada’s senior men’s national basketball team will depart Italy with a victory as they defeated Bosnia-Herzigovina 84-66 on Tuesday to conclude the 3-day exhibition tournament in the Italian town of Trieste. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson didn’t start, but still scored 13 points and snagged a rebound. ‘Drew shot 5-of-8 from the field (3-of-6 on three-pointers) from...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Scores 10 Points, Canada Loses to Serbia

After sitting out Sunday’s defeat against Italy, Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson was back in the starting lineup for the Canadian senior basketball team on Monday. In the second contest of their 3-game exhibition tour that is being held in the Italian town of Trieste, Canada lost 78-73 to Serbia. The Phoenix Suns’ 27th overall draft pick from June, shooting guard Bogdan...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson leads Team Canada In 74-59 Loss To Croatia

It was a terrible shooting performance by Team Canada in Croatia and the Senior Men's National Team lost 74-59 to the home side for the second day in a row . Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson led Canada with 16 points and Owen Klassen added 10 points off the bench.
Via Pro Bball Report
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada Loses Despite 16 Points From Andrew Nicholson

Despite Dario Saric not playing, Canada’s national team still fell to their Croatian hosts 74-59 on Saturday in the second game of their back-to-back series. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson was Canada’s best player. Starting and playing 21 minutes, the 24-year-old tallied 16 points on 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point range and 2-of-5 on two-pointers as well as grabbing two...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicholson and Canada Struggle in Croatia

The Canadian men’s basketball national team lost the first game of their back-to-back exhibition series against Croatia, falling 69-64 on Friday. The game wasn’t streamed live so there are no highlights to go off of. There weren’t many folks at the game in Slavonski Brod, Croatia either. There is a box score though. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson started. In just under...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada Wins Again Defeating Georgia 83-66

Team Canada improved its record to 2 wins and a loss in Slovenia on Saturday with an 83-66 dismissal of Georgia. Orlando Magic power forward Andrew Nicholson scored 9 points in the second half and finished the game with 13 points and 8 rebounds. The Celtics Kelly Olynyk had 12 points and 6 boards.
Via Pro Bball Report
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Leads Canada in Win Over Georgia

The Canadian senior national basketball team defeated Georgia (the country, not the state) 83-66 on the final day of the Pokal Adecco exhibition tournament in Slovenia. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson ended up coming off the bench as Head Coach Jay Triano preferred to go with Kelly Olynyk and Dwight Powell in the frontcourt. That didn’t prevent ‘Drew from having his...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada Survives Ukraine in Overtime, Andrew Nicholson with 7 Points

In the second game of their 2014 Pokal Adecco exhibition tournament in Slovenia, the senior Canada men’s basketball team managed to hold off Coach Mike Fratello’s Ukraine squad to prevail in overtime 80-75. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson did indeed start in this contest. In 17 minutes, the St. Bonaventure product tallied 7 points and 4 rebounds on 3-of-5 two-point shooting...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Harkless goes FIBA

Anyone searching for basketball right now can only look to the end of August and salivate. No matter how many Twitter memes and puns we come up with, it does not replace basketball — even Summer League basketball. We are starting to lament the loss of playground basketball, for crying out loud. The teams prepping for the World Cup at the end of August are making the rounds around...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Scores 10 Points, Canada Loses in Slovenia

The Canadian national basketball team began their 11-game exhibition tour of Europe today as they fell to Slovenia 92-80. The game was played in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia. Andrew Nicholson did not start the contest. Instead, Coach Jay Triano decided to have the 24-year-old come off the bench and play at center. Andrew tallied 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting and was 4-of-6 from the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Makes Canada Summer Exhibition Roster

Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson will indeed play for the Canadian senior national basketball team this summer. Even though Canada didn’t qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Cup which begins August 30th in Spain, Canada Head Coach Jay Triano still wants to go on an 11-game, 20-day European road trip to prepare for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship which will also help determine...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson joining Team Canada this summer, Maurice Harkless not joining Puerto Rico?

With Summer League over, we are officially beginning the run up to the FIBA World Cup taking place August 30 through September 14 in Spain. That is the next big basketball event on the calendar. The Magic will have two players participating as Maurice Harkless is schedule to dress for Puerto Rico and Evan Fournier is scheduled to play for France. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic could trade Jameer Nelson, Andrew Nicholson

On Sunday a report surfaced indicating the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls could work out a deal that would send Magic guard Arron Afflalo to the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls would get the scorer they need while the Magic could clear the way for the likes of Victor Oladipo and Maurice Harkless while acquiring assets from the Bulls. One interesting asset the Magic have that could be...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson takes step backward in second year with Magic

Andrew Nicholson began his second year with the Orlando Magic scoring 18 points in the first half of their opener at Indiana. He had nowhere to go from there but down. Still, the inability of their first-round draft pick from 2012 to rarely play more than 15 minutes a game for almost a four-month stretch was one of the most disappointing aspects to the Magic's season. Although...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What Went Wrong: Andrew Nicholson

Now that the season is over, it is time to review the last five months. This is our yearly look back at what went right and what went wrong during the 2013-14 season. You do not have to look very far to see what a disaster of a season it was for Andrew Nicholson. Of all the young players on the Magic’s roster, everyone was very excited for the potential for progress from Nicholson...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic searching for team growth ☆

With the season now over, we know the Magic have matched and surpassed last season’s win total. That should be some sign that things are heading in the right direction. The Magic have made modest improvements in the win-loss column — if that is what you tend to focus on. Yet, there are still the moments when questions have to be asked. What happened to Andrew Nicholson’s post...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Washington Wizards 96-86 on Friday night. The Nets were also in action Friday night, falling to the Atlanta Hawks 93-88. These two teams met back on November 3 in Orlando. Led by 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic and 17 points and 11 rebounds from Andrew Nicholson, the Magic blew out the Nets 107-86. They played again on January...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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