WASHINGTON — The Wizards continued to bolster their frontcourt depth Sunday morning, reportedly agreeing to a four-year deal with forward Andrew Nicholson.
Nicholson, a 26-year-old power forward who measures 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds, spent the first four years of his career with the Orlando Magic. He averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game over that stretch while playing just 15.1 minutes per game.
He has become more comfortable with his outside shot over the years, shooting a career-high 114 3-pointers at a career-best .360 clip last season. He didn’t shoot a single 3-pointer as a rookie, despite starting 28 games and playing in 75.
The immediate reaction on social media was positive.
Nicholson offers the Wizards additional frontcourt depth, and he will serve as the team’s primary backup power forward. Markieff Morris will presumably start at power forward and Marcin Gortat will be the team’s starting center, while Nicholson and newly-signed Ian Mahinmi will be the backups.
Washington is likely set, or close to it, at the two big interior positions. It still has just one bench player at the other three positions, second-year wing Kelly Oubre. The Wizards are without backups to John Wall or Bradley Beal, and they have just eight players on the roster.