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J.J. Hickson | Center/Forward | #21

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 242
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (19) / CLE
Contract: view contract details
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J.J. Hickson is finalizing a deal to play for Fujian in China.
The length of the deal isn't clear, but we'd imagine that his contract will include an NBA-out clause. To be clear, Hickson is firmly off the fantasy radar. Aug 20 - 1:55 PM

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J.J. Hickson will reportedly play in China next season.

Hickson isn't much more than a reserve at the NBA level, but he could get some solid playing time overseas. He's currently in the negotiation stages of his contract, and we'll let you know when the deal is finalized, but this report firmly takes Hickson off the radar in any format.
Aug 19 - 6:35 PM

J.J. Hickson scored 15 points with six rebounds, two assists and one block against the Nets on Monday.

He played well off the bench and picked up some run. With Nene (rest) and Markieff Morris (rest) not playing and possibly out on Wednesday, Hickson could play big minutes again. He's still not a fantasy option on a 14-game night.
Apr 11 - 11:15 PM

J.J. Hickson earned his first substantial playing time in over two weeks on Sunday, posting 14 points, five rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes of action.

Hickson made all five of his field goals but was just 4-of-12 at the line. His re-emergence in the rotation was a result of Markieff Morris' absence, but with Morris day-to-day there's no reason to touch Hickson in fantasy leagues.
Mar 28 - 12:04 AM

J.J. Hickson earned six minutes off the bench in his Wizards' debut on Sunday, knocking down his only shot attempt for two points to go with two boards and one turnover.

Hickson didn't enter the game until the fourth quarter of Sunday's blowout victory, and it's clear he's not going to be a major part of the rotation in Washington while the main guys are healthy. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 28 - 6:13 PM

J.J. Hickson will be available for the Wizards on Sunday.

This will be the first time Hickson is available for his new team, although it remains to be seen what, if any, his role will be. Leave him on the waiver wire.
Feb 28 - 11:30 AM

J.J. Hickson is not expected to play on Friday.

He will be in uniform for his first game with his new team, but he is not active. Hickson will likely only in the rotation with an injury or two to the frontcourt.
Feb 26 - 5:38 PM

J.J. Hickson was at the Wizards' morning shootaround and will be available for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

He may see playing time as the backup center behind Marcin Gortat, but he will be competing for minutes with Nene. To be clear, owners in most leagues can monitor Hickson from the wire because he has very little upside and his minutes will likely be limited right out of the gate.
Feb 26 - 10:40 AM

Washington Wizards sign F/C J.J. Hickson.

Hickson has been in advanced discussions to sign with the Nuggets since he was released by the Nuggets and those discussions have finally come to fruition. Hickson will help provide the Wizards with frontcourt depth, but he doesn't hold much fantasy value beyond deeper leagues as long as Markieff Morris, Nene, and Marcin Gortat are healthy.

J.J. Hickson is reportedly in "advanced discussions" on a contract with the Wizards that would keep him in Washington for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Hickson will add some frontcourt depth to the Wizards, but he won't get enough minutes to matter in most settings while Markieff Morris, Nene and Marcin Gortat are healthy. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 23 - 5:16 PM

Nuggets waive F/C J.J. Hickson.

He almost had no chance to stay on the roster. Hickson could latch on to another team, but he probably won't be in the rotation in the vast majority of teams.
Feb 19 - 5:20 PM

The Nuggets will reportedly work on a contract buyout with J.J. Hickson.

Hickson needs close to 30 minutes a night to be a difference maker in standard fantasy leagues, and it doesn't seem likely he’ll be able to land in a situation where that would be the case. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 18 - 5:43 PM

J.J. Hickson could be a buy-out candidate if the Nuggets are unable to move him in advance of Thursday's trade deadline, according to Yahoo Sports.

The Nuggets would prefer to get something in return for the big man, but will reportedly buy him out and make him a free agent if they're unable to move him. Hickson is stuck in a front-court logjam in Denver and could see extra minutes on a new team, but he's still not a great stash candidate outside of deeper fantasy leagues.
Feb 16 - 9:50 AM

According to the Boston Globe, J.J. Hickson is still expected to be moved before the trade deadline.

Hickson is on an expiring deal and has fallen out of the rotation in Denver, but this report isn't a surprise because he has been on the trade block for a while now. The big man should draw some interest because he's a capable rebounder, but the Nuggets won't get a lot in return for him. He's a poor free throw shooter and would likely just be a role player if he was moved, so he's not a great stash.
Feb 14 - 9:58 AM

The Nuggets are still looking to trade J.J. Hickson before the deadline.

The 27-year-old veteran has played a total of two minutes over the Nuggets' last 14 games, so it's obvious that he is no longer needed in Denver. Hickson would likely be traded to a contender if he was dealt, so there's no reason to stash him in most formats. Hickson has season averages of 6.9 points and 4.4 boards in 15.3 minutes per game.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 7 - 10:03 AM

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