J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 3 months ago

Hickson had averages of 7.6 points (48% FG, 0% 3Pt, 58% FT), 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 19 minutes per game during 73 regular season games in 2014-15.

Hickson turns 27 in September, and is set to make $5.6 million in 2015-16, the final year of his current deal. Unless he's able to earn a considerable increase in minutes, Hickson's value will likely be limited to deeper leagues.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 5 months ago

Hickson started in place of Danilo Gallinari (rest) on Saturday, scoring seven points (3-6 FG, 1-2 FT) with six rebounds in 24 minutes.

When Gallinari returns, Hickson will return to his rightful place on the bench, and only owners in deep leagues need pay any attention to him. The big man is averaging 7.6 points and 6.2 rebounds this season in 19 minutes.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 5 months ago

Hickson is starting Saturday with Danilo Gallinari (rest) sitting out the second night of a back-to-back set.

Hickson is a decent option in daily leagues and as a last-minute streaming option, but his production is dependent on how well he rebounds, and his lack of diverse production makes him an erratic fantasy player.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 5 months ago

Hickson (knee) will play Friday against the Spurs, Project Spurs reports.

Hickson missed Wednesday's game because of the knee issue, but is back in the lineup for Friday's game. It's reasonable to assume he'll receive his normal minutes upon his return.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 5 months ago

Hickson (knee) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Hickson is dealing with some soreness in his right knee and is in danger of missing Wednesday's contest. With Darrell Arthur (calf) already out, Joffrey Lauvergne and Jusuf Nurkic could pick up some extra minutes if Hickson is held out.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 5 months ago

Hickson scored nine points (4-9 FG, 1-2 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, and three steals in 26 minutes in a start Saturday.

This was Hickson's first start since February 27th, and came about due to Danilo Gallinari resting. Unless Hickson remains starting, which is a long shot, he has zero relevance for standard fantasy leagues and is someone who can be streamed on occasions when it is known that he is starting.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 5 months ago

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Hickson is getting the start with Kenneth Faried shifting down to power forward and Danilo Gallinari sitting out to rest. Hickson is a decent play in daily games, but even with the start, there's no guarantee he plays big minutes. The Nuggets have continued to run a fairly deep rotation even under coach Melvin Hunt.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 6 months ago

Hickson came off the bench for 14 minutes against the Timberwolves on Wednesday. He finished with six points, two rebounds, one steal, and one block in 14 minutes.

Hickson is seeing limited minutes off the bench behind Kenneth Faried this season. Making things worse, rookie Joffrey Lauvergne is competing with Hickson for time off the bench which constrains Hickson's value to the deepest of leagues.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 6 months ago

Hickson will not start Sunday's game against the Pelicans, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Hickson got a rare start in Friday's loss to Utah, but he managed just three points and five boards over 15 minutes. The Nuggets will use a smaller lineup Sunday night, going with Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried.

J.J. Hickson PF/C DEN 7 months ago1 Comment

Hickson scored 14 points (4-10 FG, 6-6 FT) with 10 rebounds and one assist during Saturday's loss to the Timberwolves.

Hickson posted his second straight double-double on Saturday, making it his fourth in the last six games. He's taken advantage of the increased minutes given to him since Timofey Mozgov was sent the Cavaliers, and may now be a sneaky frontcourt option in deeper leagues.