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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hickson scored 16 points (8-11 FG) and picked up four rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal Friday in his second game with an expanded role following the trade of Timofey Mozgov to the Cavaliers earlier this week.

Hickson has now scored double-digit points in four consecutive games, and could see this increased playing time keep up with Mozgov gone. However, JaVale McGee could return in the next week or two, which would potentially bump Hickson's playing time back down. For now, Hickson is a possible play in daily leagues while Jusuf Nurkic gets the start at center for the Nuggets.

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Hickson came off the bench Wednesday and finished with 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 30 minutes against the Magic.

Hickson was a big beneficiary in terms of minutes after the departure of Timofey Mozgov Wednesday. Although it was rookie Jusu Nurkic who got the start, Hickson played 30 minutes to Nurkic's 22. This is nice seeing that Hickson has battled some injuries this season and is averaging just 19 minutes per game. He has played 30 minutes just three times this season but did so in both the last two games. JaVale McGee (knee) could see a return next week and Hickson's minutes could be reduced once McGee is fully healthy.

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Hickson scored six points ( 3-5 FG, 0-2 FT) and added four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes of action against the Heat on Wednesday.

Hickson has been putting up mediocre lines and will need a boost in playing time in order to enter fantasy relevance for a 10 team standard league.

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Hickson will draw the start Wednesday against the Heat, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Hickson has started back-to-back games while Kenneth Faried has been dealing with a lower back strain, but this hasn't necessarily translated in steady production. Faried is expected to be available off the bench Wednesday, which risks cutting even further into Hickson's minutes.

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Hickson drew the start in the absence of Kenneth Faried, but failed to put together a good outing. He finished with four points (1-6 FG, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks, and a steal in 20 minutes.

Hickson was able to salvage some value in the form of defensive stats. However he was otherwise limited due to foul trouble and an overall inability to do much on offense. Denver will find out on Monday whether or not Faried will be back to face off against Toronto. While Hickson may get another start, this performance couldn't have done much to ease the minds of those who need a spot-start.

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Hickson will start at power forward for the Nuggets on Sunday, Cliff Dempsey reports.

In the past four games Hickson has been very effective, averaging 9.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game. With an expanded role it will be interesting to see what Hickson can do, while he may be a double-double candidate as long as Kenneth Faried sits out.

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Hickson put up seven points (2-5 FG, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 19 minutes off the bench Tuesday.

Hickson is an enigma. Sometimes he goes on a torrential hot streak that makes him look like he'll be a huge boon to fantasy players, and then he gets benched or outright traded or waived because the team he's on simply tires of his erratic production and limited defense. While it's hard to be too definitive about any one player when analyzing coach Brian Shaw's rotation, it would be surprising to see Hickson have a big enough role this season unless the team suffers several injuries and are forced to play him.