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Report: Magic working to find a trade for Andrew Nicholson

Tristan Thompson, Andrew Nicholson

Tristan Thompson, Andrew Nicholson


The Orlando Magic have a slew of intriguing young players on the roster, and now is the time when they have to sort out which ones are part of their future and which ones aren’t. From the looks of it, third-year power forward Andrew Nicholson could be the odd man out. According to’s Marc Stein, the Magic have put Nicholson on the block.

Orlando, thanks to a surplus of young big men, has made Andrew Nicholson available, according to league sources.

Sources told on Thursday that the Magic are working with Nicholson’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, to find a new home for the 25-year-old Canadian, who was selected 19th overall by the Magic in the 2012 NBA draft.

Nicholson, the 19th overall pick of the 2012 draft, had a promising rookie season but has fallen largely out of the rotation since then, with most of the minutes in the frontcourt going to Nikola Vucevic and Kyle O’Quinn. He’s only 25 with a lot of unrealized potential and could probably be had for cheap. He could be worth a flyer for a team in the market for a young big.