Andrew Nicholson is adding a three-pointer to his repertoire.
The Washington Wizards offseason acquisition could see a positive change in his career after logging a mere 15 minutes per game in four seasons with the Orlando Magic.
The 6-foot-11 St. Bonaventure alum figures to be a backup to the mercurial Markieff Morris at the power forward spot, playing a stretch-four role with Marcin Gortat on the inside.
As seen in the video below, Nicholson is working on his shooting arch and footwork at the Verizon Center (and doing pretty well at it apparently).
Adding the NBA 3PT for 6'11 Andrew Nicholson (Wizards). New focus, shooting arch,footwork. @nicholaf44 @WashWizards pic.twitter.com/dPQEK1b5is
— Lethal Shooter (@LethalShooter__) August 27, 2016
Nicholson can see plenty of open looks with All-Star point guard John Wall on the floor, who’s averaged double-digit assists in his last two seasons.
In an NBA world that is rapidly changing, a big man that can spread the floor is no longer a commodity, but a necessity.
The 19th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft signed a four-year, $26 million deal with Washington this offseason. He can carve a niche for himself by being a reliable three-point shooter in this league.
Andrew Nicholson has career averages of 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in limited minutes, he shot 36% from deep last season.