Orlando Magic Looking to Trade Andrew Nicholson


Nov 1, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic power forward Andrew Nicholson (44) points after he made a basket against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 110-90. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic are reportedly looking to trade forward Andrew Nicholson, according to a report from ESPN.

Nicholson, 25, has been used sparingly this season, playing in just 18 games. He hasn’t played in the last 16 Magic games.

Despite Orlando’s struggles on the court, Nicholson hasn’t received substantial minutes, despite proving himself to be a decent role player in the first two years of his career.

Nicholson is averaging 3.1 points per game this season. The Canadian is owed $2.4 million next season, all of which is guaranteed.

It’s unclear as to what the Magic is seeking in return for Nicholson, who was the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Former Magic guard Arron Afflalo, who was traded to Denver in the summer for Evan Fournier and a second round draft pick (that became Devyn Marble), is reportedly available, according to CBS.

Denver is looking for a first round pick for the 29-year-old who has a player option in the summer.

However, it doesn’t appear as though the Magic have much interest in re-acquiring Afflalo.

Afflalo led the Magic in scoring the last two seasons. In 137 games with Orlando, Afflalo averaged 17.4 PPG.

The NBA trade deadline is 3 p.m., Feb. 19.