|2012 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 19th overall by Orlando.|
|2nd July, 2012||NBA||Signed four year, $6,826,594 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team options for 2014/15 and 2015/16.|
|26th October, 2013||NBA||Orlando exercised 2014/15 team option.|
|26th October, 2014||NBA||Orlando exercised 2015/16 team option.|
|7th July, 2016||NBA||Signed a four year, $26,080,000 contract with Washington. Included player option for 2019/20.|
|22nd February, 2017||NBA||Traded by Washington, along with Marcus Thornton and a 2017 first round pick (#22, Jarrett Allen), to Brooklyn in exchange for Chris McCulloch and Bojan Bogdanovic.|
|25th July, 2017||NBA||Traded by Brooklyn to Portland in exchange for Allen Crabbe.|
|30th August, 2017||NBA||Waived by Portland.|
|2008 - 2012||St. Bonaventure (NCAA)|
|June 2012 - June 2016||Orlando Magic (NBA)|
|July 2016 - present||Washington Wizards (NBA)|
|February 2017 - July 2017||Brooklyn Nets (NBA)|
|July 2017 - August 2017||Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)|
June 29, 2017
PF, 6’9, 250lbs, 27 years old, 5 years of experience
Very poor season in which he did not look like an NBA player. Gave up the post to pursue an outside game over the course of his career, yet 18.5% three point shooting is not getting it done. Has never excelled defensively and is a poor rebounding big, so at this point he is a stretch big that does not stretch. Really, really needs a bounce-back year.
Player Plan: Three years and circa. $20 million remaining. It is a bad contract, but it will get better when it gets shorter, so keep for now.
July 9, 2013
Nicholson scored the ball extremely well in his rookie season, showing terrific mid-range and post-up games for a rookie, and yet struggled so much on the other end that he almost fell out of the rotation at points after the trade deadline. Considering he lost these minutes to Tobias Harris, whose defensive problems have already been covered, this is a bit of a problem. Nicholson doesn't have the size or athleticism to be dominant defensively, and even average will be a struggle. He needs to get both stronger and quicker, as he's both outmuscled on the interior and blown past on the switch far too easily. His offensive efficiency, mid-range J, footwork and jump hooks will nonetheless keep him around for years, but don't settle for Othella Harrington. Aim higher.
June 30, 2012
Pick 19: The first international player is taken, but not really. Orlando takes Andrew Nicholson from St Bonaventure, and Jay Bilas immediately launches into another detailed physical profile. I'm teetotal, yet even I'm getting drunk off of it now.
After Bilas is finished, we cut immediately to a commercial, which means Nicholson mustn't be here. (Seriously. Why wouldn't you go?) Upon returning, Jeff Van Gundy, unaware that the broadcast has started, can be overheard making an overdue joke; "his last name should be Meyers and his first name should be Leonard." I agree. And I think the same about Harrison Barnes.