With the NBA's trading deadline just a week away, things might be starting to heat up some for the Orlando Magic. According to a report by ESPN's Marc Stein, the Magic have made third-year big man Andrew Nicholson available via trade. Stein said that the team is working with Nicholson's agent, Mark Bartelstein, to find the former first round pick a new home, due in large part to the plethora of big men they have on the roster currently.
After showing off an array of refined post moves during his rookie season, Nicholson began to struggle following the addition of a corner three-point jumper last season. His playing time fluctuated throughout the season, with him not seeing the court many nights.
This season has been no different for the former St. Bonaventure man. In 18 games this season, Nicholson has averaged a mere 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in nearly nine minutes of action. He's also shot career worst percentages from the field (35.8) and the free throw line (42.9).
With his lack of playing time this season, Nicholson's value is at an all-time low. However, with Nicholson being locked up for next year, it could make a team interested in taking a flyer on the young big man in hopes of turning him back around.