On September 24, Beijing time, according to CBA reporter Song Xiang, the Fujian team is expected to sign back Nicholson in the new season. If the two parties can complete the contract, then this will also be Wang Zhelin's first strong support this summer.
Nicholson was born in 1989 and is 2.06 meters tall. He mainly plays as a power forward. He has an excellent wingspan and comprehensive offensive skills. In the past in the NBA, he played for the Magic and other teams.
In the 2017-18 season, Nicholson came to the CBA to join the Guangdong team. This season, as Yi Jianlian's inside partner, he averaged 22.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
In the summer of 2018, he left the Guangdong team to join the Fujian team, averaging 26.9 points and 9 rebounds per game, helping the Fujian team reach the playoffs. Last season, he switched to the Guangzhou team, averaging 26.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.
In terms of personal ability, Nicholson is good. He has good statistics and performance in many times, but his biggest problem is that he will be sluggish when facing particularly powerful opponents. In the 2018-19 season, his performance in the playoffs against the Liaoning team was sluggish, averaging only 11.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in three games. Although there were also times when they scored 42 points and 14 rebounds against the Beijing team last season, but most of the time, Nicholson's performance against strong opponents is not very good.
But for a civilian team like the Fujian team, Nicholson is still a very good choice. And this is also a new choice they made in foreign aid after giving up on Lawson.
This summer, the Fujian team let go of the main insider He Zhongda and the insider main rotation Sun Chunpeng. In the end, they only rented two teenagers from the Guangdong team and selected a college player in the draft. The overall signings were not positive. Even the head coach has not been determined so far.
Now that Nicholson's return is imminent, Wang Zhelin can finally get a good partner.