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Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick

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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#286 » by Cigamodnalro » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Harkless is living and training in Orlando. He has been tweeting about it.

Another observation about Nicholson based on pics: He has very small wrists. Wonder if this speaks to his bone structure in general, and relatedly, to his ability to add significant bulk.
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#287 » by colamagicfan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:49 pm

Cigamodnalro wrote:Harkless is living and training in Orlando. He has been tweeting about it.

Another observation about Nicholson based on pics: He has very small wrists. Wonder if this speaks to his bone structure in general, and relatedly, to his ability to add significant bulk.



dont really know his wrist size but have read he has huge hands, that could be making his wrist look small
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#288 » by ChildishGambino » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:35 pm

colamagicfan wrote:
Cigamodnalro wrote:Harkless is living and training in Orlando. He has been tweeting about it.

Another observation about Nicholson based on pics: He has very small wrists. Wonder if this speaks to his bone structure in general, and relatedly, to his ability to add significant bulk.



dont really know his wrist size but have read he has huge hands, that could be making his wrist look small

yeah i believe it's 10 inches(pause) from middle finger to bottom palm..... coaches supposedly love players with big hands...
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#289 » by Nyce_1 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:27 pm

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colamagicfan wrote:
Cigamodnalro wrote:Harkless is living and training in Orlando. He has been tweeting about it.

Another observation about Nicholson based on pics: He has very small wrists. Wonder if this speaks to his bone structure in general, and relatedly, to his ability to add significant bulk.



dont really know his wrist size but have read he has huge hands, that could be making his wrist look small

yeah i believe it's 10 inches(pause) coaches supposedly love players with big hands...

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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#290 » by RookieStar » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:37 pm

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RookieStar wrote:Also, anyone noticed his feet?


Calling all posters with foot fetishes!


Seriously though, I was reminded of that sideshow bob character when he had too big a feet and he clomps around when he runs. Ah well thats just me
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#291 » by Laowai » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:35 am

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Laowai wrote:Not a Orlando fan but you were extremely lucky you got the 2nd best PF in the draft only A. Davis will have a better career. He has the ability to start for you and will develop each year.

thanks.

Do you think Nicholson can develop into a #1 option for us?


I don't see him as a #1 option but do see him as a core player at PF giving you 16ppg 7-8rpg 3apg he is very smart plus has a high BB IQ. A old but interesting story from the Toronto board Nicolson went to grade school with many Philippine kids and even though he was bigger they were better. But he worked on his game and progressed just as he did in university. He is a player that can start now not like some seniors like Kemba and Jimmer and he as few weaknesses in his game. If he gets the minutes he will be a top 5 in ROY. He had the biggest hands of all rookies.
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#292 » by drsd » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:59 am

Laowai wrote:If he gets the minutes he will be a top 5 in ROY. He had the biggest hands of all rookies.


This mostly depends on how tank-alicious GM Henngan "asks" Coach Vaughn to be with his roster. If Davis is playing 35 mpg+ at the PF slot, then Nicholson will not be much more than a practice squad guy.
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#296 » by drsd » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:21 pm




Nicholson is clearly a top-four rookie so far this year.

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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#297 » by claudio-br » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:05 pm

is it me or Nicholson's game resembles Carl Landry, who is an underrated player?
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#298 » by MoMM » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:13 pm

Not even mentioned here :(
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#299 » by drsd » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:31 pm

MoMM wrote:Not even mentioned here :(
http://www.nba.com/rookie-ladder/


This is appalling as Mr. Nicholson is clearly #3 on the list as sorted by NBA.com . There is not 29 GMs that would rank Kyle Singler over Drew (the Detroit GM must, by default).

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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#300 » by AdamTheGreek » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:51 pm

claudio-br wrote:is it me or Nicholson's game resembles Carl Landry, who is an underrated player?


He annihilated Landry last night on both ends.
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#301 » by Cigamodnalro » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:43 pm

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claudio-br wrote:is it me or Nicholson's game resembles Carl Landry, who is an underrated player?


He annihilated Landry last night on both ends.


I like the David West comparison that's been thrown around since he was in college better.
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#302 » by BaunceyChillups » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:17 pm

I don't think Andrew's that much like West aside from the fact they're both good pick-and-pop guys. David West's handle was excellent for a 4, he could pull up off the dribble in his earlier days.

I think a shorter Al Jefferson is a better comp for Andrew.
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#303 » by MagicFan32 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:04 pm

I like that Drew's rebounding is improving over his last 4 games, he's got amazing footwork it's crazy that he just started playing in high school
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#304 » by Immature Luigi » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:11 pm

I'll take that Al Jefferson comparison, but i think Andrew has more potential both offensively because offensively i can easily see Andrew's range extending to the 3pt line range that Jefferson doesn't have.
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Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick 

Post#305 » by Optimus_Steel » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:30 pm

He is like a mix of Al Jefferson and Luis Scola. This kid has tremendous touch and instincts. His confidence is just growing by leaps and bounds.
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