J.J. Hickson
C FA
3 months ago

Hickson, who spent the 2016-17 season in China, has agreed to a contract with the Jiangsu Tongxi of the Chinese Basketball Association, freelance reporter David Pick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hickson once again failed to attract any legitimate NBA suitors for the upcoming season and will spend the upcoming 2017-18 campaign in China. It's possible his name will re-emerge once the CBA season concludes in the spring, though that wasn't the case after the 2016-17 campaign.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
1 year ago

Hickson is finalizing a contract with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hickson gained little traction with NBA teams in free agency this summer after he underwhelmed across 35 appearances with the Nuggets and Wizards last season, averaging 5.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists across 12.5 minutes per game. While the 27-year-old has occasionally held some fantasy utility across various points in his career for his strong per-minute scoring and rebound totals, the 6-foot-9 big man is quite undersized for the center spot and has long been a liability on the defensive end. He'll look to show improvement in that regard during his stint with Fujian and could end up resurfacing with an NBA squad in the spring when the CBA season has concluded.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
2 years ago

Hickson provided limited support off the bench during the 2015-16 season, appearing in only 35 games and averaging 5.9 points per contest.

EDGE Analysis

Hickson's role during the 2015-16 season was simply to provide depth. He appeared in 20 games for Denver, starting nine of them due to various injuries to teammates, but only saw action three times after Dec. 8. In February, the Nuggets bought out his contract and he then signed with Washington, but Hickson's role didn't increase as he remained behind Nene and Marcin Gortat on the depth chart. Despite limited minutes this season, the center still shot the ball well, hitting over 50 percent of his shots. Hickson will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
2 years ago

Hickson registered nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds in six minutes during the Wizards' 102-94 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Hickson has appeared in 10 of 18 contests since joining the Wizards in late February. During eight games in March, he is averaging 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in nine minutes as the team's third-string center behind Marcin Gortat and Nene Hilario.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
2 years ago

Hickson (Coach's Decision) will be inactive for Friday's game versus the 76ers, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hickson signed with the Wizards earlier this week, but will not make his debut with the team Friday. His next opportunity to debut will be Sunday versus the Cavaliers. Even when the team makes him active it is unlikely Hickson will reach the rotation unless the Wizards' frontcourt suffers a few injuries.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
2 years ago

Hickson is unlikely to make his Wizards debut Friday against the 76ers, J. Michael of CSN Mid Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hickson signed on with the Wizards earlier this week, but he'll likely remain out Friday as he continues to adjust to his new surroundings. The Wizards are off Saturday before hosting Cleveland on Sunday afternoon, and seems quite plausible that Hickson will make his debut in that contest.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
2 years ago

Hickson signed a contract to play for the Wizards over the rest of the season, CSN Mid-Atlantic's J. Michael reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will join the Wizards on Thursday, and will be in uniform for the game that day against the 76ers. Hickson averaged 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 20 games prior to being waived by the Nuggets this season. He takes the spot on the roster that opened up after Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair were traded to the Suns for Markieff Morris at the trade deadline. Hickson will likely see a similarly limited role with Washington, barring a barrage of injuries.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
2 years ago

Hickson is expected to sign with the Wizards within the next few days, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hickson was waived by the Nuggets on Friday but won't be out of a job too long as the Wizards have expressed interest in bringing in the 27-year-old forward. He'll bring depth to the Wizards bench, as he will likely serve as an emergency backup after the Wizards traded away Kris Humphries and Dejuan Blair in exchange for Markieff Morris.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
2 years ago

Hickson was waived by the Nuggets on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Hickson and the Nuggets parted ways after the 27-year-old made it known that he wants a change of scenery with Denver all but eliminated from playoff contention. Since he was waived prior to March 1, Hickson will be eligible for the playoffs should another team pick him up. Hickson averaging 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game during his 20 games with the Nuggets this season.

J.J. Hickson
C FA
2 years ago

Hickson is expected to be bought out by the Nuggets, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Denver likely out of contention in the West, Hickson has apparently made it known that he'd prefer a change of scenery. It's unclear exactly what the market would be for the 27-year-old, but he's performed fairly well in limited minutes this season, averaging 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 50.5 percent from the floor in 15..3 minutes per game. Hickson would have to be bought out by March 1 in order to be playoff-eligible.