J.J. Hickson Headed to Denver

J.J. Hickson

J.J. Hickson

J.J. Hickson and the Denver Nuggets have apparently agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth a reported 15 million dollars.  The versatile big man who has played both power forward and center had a great year with the Portland Trailblazers and it is surprising that big man is not re-signing with Portland, especially considering Portland drafted a guard and has a rail thin bench in the front court.  Without Hickson, it seems as though the Trailblazers don’t even have a legit option for a starting center.  The Nuggets, on the other hand, seem to have a backlogged in the front court.  With Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried, to go along with Timofey Mozgov, Javale McGee and Kosta Koufos, the addition of Hickson would suggest that somebody is on the move (likely Mozgov who, despite putting up solid numbers, saw limited minutes last season).  The move does nothing to help Denver alleviate the loss of Andre Iguodala, which may be address via trade, and also puts the Trailblazers a couple steps back in their rebuilding process as it can be difficult to replace a player like Hickson who is capable of providing double-digit rebounding on a nightly basis.

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