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Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th Pick

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Post#286 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:43 pm by Cigamodnalro

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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Post#287 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:49 pm by colamagicfan

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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Post#288 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:35 pm by ChildishGambino

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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Post#289 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:27 pm by Nyce_1

ChildishGambino wrote:
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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Post#290 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:37 pm by RookieStar

damo[23] wrote:
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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Post#291 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:35 pm by Laowai

Nyce_1 wrote:
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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Post#292 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:59 pm by drsd

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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Post#293 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:04 am by mityamag

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Post#294 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:21 pm by Cigamodnalro

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Post#295 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:40 pm by Cigamodnalro

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Post#296 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:21 pm by drsd




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

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Post#297 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:05 pm by claudio-br

is it me or Nicholson's game resembles Carl Landry, who is an underrated player?
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Post#298 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:13 pm by MoMM

Not even mentioned here :(
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Post#299 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:31 pm by drsd

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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Post#300 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:51 pm by AdamTheGreek

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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Post#301 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:43 pm by Cigamodnalro

AdamTheGreek wrote:
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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Post#302 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:17 pm by BaunceyChillups

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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Post#303 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:04 pm by MagicFan32

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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Post#304 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:11 pm by Big Boss

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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Post#305 Re: Magic Select Andrew Nicholson with 19th P
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:30 pm by Optimus_Steel

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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