J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 3 Days
J.J Hickson shot 6-of-8 from the field for 17 points against the Celtics on Friday with seven boards and one block in 25 minutes.
After a couple 16- and 17-minute duds to start this month, Hickson has bounced back nicely. In his last two games, he's averaged 16 points, nine boards and 0.5 blocks on 61.9 percent from the field. He should continue to flirt with double-doubles and is worth owning in standard leagues.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 5 Days
J.J. Hickson, who was originally drafted by the Cavaliers, torched them for 15 points and 11 rebounds on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss.
Hickson had played less than 17 minutes in his previous two games, giving way to Timofey Mozgov, but was back in the center of the action tonight, playing 26 minutes. Mozgov may buzz hassle Hickson on more nights going forward, but Hickson is still the center to own in Denver for now.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 6 Days
J.J. Hickson played just 16 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with eight points and seven rebounds.
That makes two straight duds and low minutes for Hickson, while Timofey Mozgov has come off the bench and absolutely dominated. We still need to see Mozgov keep this going before declaring Hickson to be officially in trouble, but the red flag is definitely being waved.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 8 Days
J.J. Hickson played 17 minutes against the Raptors on Sunday, blocking two shots with three points, two boards and two turnovers.
It's his lowest minutes total since Nov. 13 and only the second time he's been below 27 minutes in his last nine games. Hickson is a bit of a liability of defense, but he seems comfortable in Brian Shaw's system and is a double-double threat more often than not. He is still worth owning in standard leagues and it's nice that he had two blocks as a consolation prize today.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 14 Days
J.J. Hickson scored a team-high 22 points in Monday's 110-96 win over the Mavericks, adding eight boards, one assist, one block and three steals in 34 minutes.
He shot 8-of-11 from the field and the Mavs didn't combat Hickson very much in the paint. In fact, all eight of his field goals came from inside the paint and just one attempt was outside of that range tonight. Hickson has been effective at center with averages of 12.0 points, 9.9 boards and 2.0 blocks in 27.9 minutes during his seven preceding starts. He's worth owning in all leagues. Kenneth Faried added a double-double with 10 points, 10 boards, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 16 Days
J.J. Hickson scored six points, with five boards and two turnovers in Saturday's win over the Mavericks.
He gets a pass here after his first six starts at center gave him double-double averages of 13.0 points, 10.7 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 27.7 minutes. Hickson should remain owned in all leagues.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 21 Days
J.J. Hickson had his most productive game as a Nugget on Monday with 18 points, 19 boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes.
The points and boards were season highs while this was just the second time all year in which he had multiple blocks. Hickson is getting more comfortable at playing center and this was the third consecutive time playing at least 27 minutes. In that span, he's averaged 14.7 points, 12.7 boards and 1.3 blocks. The former Blazer should be owned in all leagues.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 23 Days
J.J. Hickson had 14 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.
Timofey Mozgov has been playing well off the bench, creating a bit of a timeshare, and chipped in nine points and 10 boards in just 17 minutes. As long as Hickson is starting at center for the Nuggets, he's worth owning in all fantasy leagues, at least until JaVale McGee (out indefinitely) returns to action.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 24 Days
J.J. Hickson logged his first double-double of the season on Friday with 12 points and 11 boards in 30 minutes against the Wolves.
The defense was also there with one block and two steals in the win. He had 40 double-doubles last season and he's starting to come around after a slow start. Hickson wasn't a very good shooter at all prior to last season, but he's regressed a little this year at 38.5 percent. He's still worth owning in standard leagues while JaVale McGee is out.
J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 26 Days
J.J. Hickson started at center again on Wednesday and had six points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block, but Timofey Mozgov came off the bench for a monster line of 23 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.
We're going to guess that Hickson will keep the starting job for now, but this Mozgov performance probably means a true timeshare is coming.