Denton: Nicholson's Game Expanding


By John Denton
Nov. 4, 2013

ORLANDO -- Two weeks after the Orlando Magic’s 2012-13 season ended in frustrating fashion, Andrew Nicholson was back in the gymnasium and determined to better his body and his game in every facet.

He usually spent 90 minutes a day in the weight room, and the product of that was 14 added pounds and noticeable definition in his arms and chest. Then, he would spend another 90 minutes on the floor, shooting both 3-pointers and hook shots in the lane with both hands. Nicholson did not attempt a 3-pointer as a rookie, but he has now become a true threat from beyond the stripe following his summer of tireless work.

And when Nicholson wasn’t at the Magic’s headquarters over the summer, he was starring for the Canadian National Team in the FIBA Americas Tournament. Sometimes mild-mannered and unassuming on the court, Nicholson was thrust into being a go-to scorer for Canada and that pressure taught him to have a more assertive and aggressive mindset.



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