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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
9 hours ago  |  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
14 hours ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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

Growing pains in crunch time continue for youthful Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a certainty that many of the least experienced players on the Orlando Magic are going to get thrown into tight late-game situations as the season winds down. Which players? That can be a mystery. In the fourth quarter of their 96-86 loss Friday night to the Washington Wizards, the Magic used some lineup combinations which were a bit out of the ordinary for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Growing pains in crunch time continue for youthful Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a certainty that many of the least experienced players on the Orlando Magic are going to get thrown into tight late-game situations as the season winds down. Which players? That can be a mystery. In the fourth quarter of their 96-86 loss Friday night to the Washington Wizards, the Magic used some lineup combinations which were a bit out of the ordinary for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris sleeps on trainer’s table in Magic locker room

The grind of the NBA season can take it’s tool on the players for each team and apparently, Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris is feeling that burn. Earlier today, Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson caught his teammate taking a cat nap on one of the training tables. Apparently, Tobias had a long night of watch Law and Order: SVU and playing Titanfall: Looks like a late night...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic were victorious on Saturday night, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-92. The Nets defeated the Miami Heat Tuesday night 88-87. 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 21 and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers – Orlando Magic Postgame Interviews

The Magic not only endured eating a 4-0 sweep at the hands of the Cavs, but they got annihilated in the process on their parquet court. The only great news about blowouts is seeing guys like Doron Lamb actually get some well-deserved playing time. Also, Andrew Nicholson still has really short interviews. Poor Arron Afflalo. His eye gaze is the look of a man who just ran over a truckload...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

  The Orlando Magic snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 93-91 victory over the Boston Celtics Sunday night. The Brooklyn Nets won for the seventh time in eight games when they defeated the New York Knicks 103-80 on Monday night. The Magic are 11-30 while the Nets are 17-22. These two teams met back on November 3 in Orlando. Led by 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting through the 'pockets'

Kim Klement/USA TODAY The going theory on how best to develop the young players on teh Magic's roster is to play them. After all, the team has very low expectations (at least from the outside) and many fans believe building through the draft means taking on a lot of losses. Playing young players also means learning through mistakes and that means struggles during the...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Ejected After Flagrant 2 On Anderson Varejao (Video)

With the game out of reach and the Cavs up 106-100 Friday night, Varejao scored a layup with 10.2 seconds left and received a hard shove from Andrew Nicholson which sent the Cavs’ big man to the ground. The Magic forward was ejected for the cheap foul after it was ruled a Flagrant 2. The post Andrew Nicholson Ejected After Flagrant 2 On Anderson Varejao (Video) appeared first...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ugly ending as Cavaliers beat Magic, 109-100

None of the Cavaliers actually saw the ugly play that marred the end of Cleveland's 109-100 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at Amway Center. Anderson Varejao, all alone under the basket, made a layup to give the Cavs a 108-100 lead with 10.2 seconds left. As the ball slipped through the hoop, Orlando's Andrew Nicholson used two hands to shove down an unsuspecting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic's losing streak hits six games with 94-85 loss to Grizzlies

The Orlando Magic have played one quarter of their regular season schedule, and one of their characteristics has become increasingly clear in recent weeks. Their offense just isn't very good when they fail to move the ball. Monday night provided another example and more frustration: a 94-85 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in which the Magic made just 40 percent of their shots...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawks fall to Magic for first back-to-back losses

ATLANTA -- Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. Al Horford and Jeff Teague each finished with 15 points for the Hawks, who lost consecutive games for the first time this season. The Magic began the night having lost...
Via Fox Sports South
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Afflalo, Magic end road skid, 109-92 over Hawks

Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Victor Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 apiece and the Orlando Magic snapped a 17-game road losing streak with a 109-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night. Al Horford and Jeff Teague each finished with 15 points for the Hawks, who lost consecutive games for the first time this season. The Magic began the night having lost four straight...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando runs into tougher youth vs. Suns

ORLANDO, Fla. -- While the Orlando Magic would like to consider themselves young and athletic, they ran into a team younger and more athletic than them in the Phoenix Suns. The Suns hit the ground running and never looked back in rolling to a 104-96 victory. It was the Magic's seventh loss in their past eight games following a 3-2 start. The Magic got 20 points and 10 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson, rebounder

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Magic fans want more Andrew Nicholson. The second-year power forward is easy to spot and he just is a smooth offensive player. His extremely refined post game earned him the nickname "YMCA" as he had his hook shot game working and unleashed an array of post moves that, frankly, called back to a much older time. Defenses started double teaming...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 1: Lance Stephenson, Xavier Henry impress in 2013 season opener

Stephenson filled up the stat sheet. I'm not sold on Andrew Nicholson's big night (18 points on 8-of-10 shooting, two threes, four rebounds and a steal). Tobias Harris sat with a sprained ankle, and the Magic were also without Big Baby. And Jason Maxiell was worthless (scoreless in 26 minutes). I am buying Lance Stephenson (19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, two threes...
Via Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The tanking conundrum

Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY We are only one game into the season and the shouts about team tanking have already begun. First it came when the Magic gave up the first 12 points of the game against the Pacers. Then it came again when the Magic opted to keep Andrew Nicholson on the bench the entire third quarter despite his 18 points in the first half. These calls will be coming...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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