HoopsHype Andrew Nicholson rumors

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The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Andrew Nicholson, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. NBA.com

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Andrew Nicholson is a hot name right now as teams in the late lottery are considering him and there's an excellent chance that he will land somewhere in the teens on draft night. There are a number of teams attempting to move up for him, and it's unlikely that he would fall past Orlando at 19 or Denver at 20. We hear OKC is one team that could be looking to add a mid-first rounder to grab him, with Eric Maynor as possible trade bait. NBADraft.net

The Heat also have a first-round pick, No. 27, this week that they are expected to use on a backup big man such as Fab Melo of Syracuse, Andrew Nicholson of St. Bonaventure or Festus Ezeli of Vanderbilt depending on who might be available. ESPN.com

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The Sixers, who have the 15th, 45th, and 54th overall picks in next week's draft, will bring in five more players Saturday, all of them big men. The group includes: John Henson, a 6-10 forward (13.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks per game), and Tyler Zeller, a 6-11 center (16.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.5 bpg), both from North Carolina; Baylor 6-10 forward Perry Jones (13.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg); Mississippi State 6-10 forward Arnett Moultrie (16.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg), and St. Bonaventure 6-9 forward Andrew Nicholson (18.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.0 bpg). Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Monday workout will also feature guard Cameron Tatum (Tennessee) and forwards Kevin Jones (West Virginia), Kris Joseph (Syracuse) and Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure). Memphis Commercial Appeal

Two power forwards trending in opposite directions right now are Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson. Sullinger’s stock appears to be plummeting after NBA doctors “red flagged” his medical report because of concerns about his back. There is at least a slim chance Sullinger could be available now when the Cavaliers select 24th. Akron Beacon Journal

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The Nuggets welcomed four other draft prospects to the Pepsi Center on Monday, including 6-foot-9 forward Andrew Nicholson, a possible first-round pick from St. Bonaventure who averaged 18.5 points and 8.4 rebounds last season. Iowa State's Royce White rescheduled his Denver workout for next week, so the Nuggets brought in Colorado forward Austin Dufault to create three-on-three competition. Also in Denver were 6-6 guards Will Barton of Memphis and Kevin Murphy of Tennessee Tech. Denver Post

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With the 2012 NBA Draft approaching, the Denver Nuggets evaluated six college prospects at Pepsi Center on Monday. Among the group was University of Colorado power forward Austin Dufault, a four-year starter who played in a school-record 136 games. It was Dufault’s first NBA workout. “It’s awesome (to be here in Denver),” Dufault said. “Over the last four years, I’ve turned into a Nuggets fan because they’ve been down the road (from Boulder). I’ve been to a couple of games and I’m familiar with their coaching staff. Just being able to come here and work out is a blessing and it’s an opportunity that I’m very thankful for.” Dufault was joined by Memphis guard Will Barton, Tennessee Tech guard Kevin Murphy, St. Bonaventure forward Andrew Nicholson, Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor and Kentucky guard Marquis Teague. NBA.com

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One general manager was wowed by St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson, saying that Nicholson was using words during his interview that he didn't even know. It was tongue and cheek, but the point was that Nicholson is a mature player who will win over teams with his high character. Expect him to fall somewhere in the No. 21 to No. 24 range. ESPN.com

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