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J.J. Hickson | Center/Forward | #7

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 242
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (19) / CLE
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The Nuggets are reportedly actively shopping big man J.J. Hickson.
Hickson has become a superfluous asset to the Nuggets with Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, Jusuf Nurkic, Joffrey Lauvergne and Nikola Jokic all on the roster, so a trade sending away J.J. makes sense. However, it's unlikely he's anything more than a backup wherever he winds up, so there's no reason to stash Hickson with this news. Jan 20 - 9:36 AM

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J.J. Hickson did not play vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

Hickson recently had some dental work performed but he's healthy and tonight's inactivity was the result of another DNP-CD. He wasn't even on the active list and isn't worth owning in any leagues.
Jan 17 - 11:12 PM

J.J. Hickson (mouth) will not play on Wednesday due to dental work.

He wasn't in the rotation on Sunday, so the Nuggets won't miss him with Jusuf Nurkic and Kenneth Faried back. Hickson has almost no value.
Jan 13 - 7:28 PM

The Nuggets have reportedly made J.J. Hickson available.

Hickson has started nine games for the Nuggets this season, but it's tough to see that scenario playing out on a different team. Hickson isn't worth owning as a member of the Nuggets, and the colors of his jersey would not alter that statement.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 06:21:00 PM

J.J. Hickson will return to the bench for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, with Joffrey Lauvergne earning the start.

Hickson is a double-double threat when given the minutes, but his averages of 6.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game as a reserve are far less appealing. Hickson isn't a fantasy option in most leagues.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 08:29:00 PM

J.J. Hickson double-doubled in a start at center on Tuesday vs. the Magic, finishing with 10 points, 11 boards and one block in 29 minutes.

He took advantage of some extra playing time because Joffrey Lauvergne was sick and did not play and Darrell Arthur left the game due to knee soreness. Hickson doesn't have much upside and shot just 2-of-6 from the free throw line with four turnovers, so he's only worth a flier for owners in deeper leagues in need of rebounding. Lauvergne should be back in the rotation on Friday vs. the Wolves, so it would be very surprising if Hickson saw 29 minutes again.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:08:00 AM

J.J. Hickson will start on Tuesday vs. the Magic.

Joffrey Lauvergne (illness) is available to play, but he won't be 100 percent and may only see limited minutes. It's an odd choice for the Nuggets to go with Hickson over a promising young talent such as Nikola Jokic, but it is what it is. Hickson is only on the radar in very deep leagues.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 08:36:00 PM

J.J. Hickson started the second half vs. Chicago on Wednesday, finishing with five points, six rebounds, one assist and three steals in only 16 minutes.

He was inserted for defensive purposes ahead of Nikola Jokic, but isn't likely to start vs. Toronto on Thursday. Denver's big-man rotation is a mess at the moment. Kenneth Faried logged 29 minutes but Hickson, Nikola Jokic, Darrell Arthur and Joffrey Lauvergne all played between 10-21 minutes. Things will only get messier with Jusuf Nurkic (knee) expected back in late December.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:14:00 AM

J.J. Hickson came off the bench for two points, three rebounds and two assists in Sunday's home defeat, playing 10 minutes behind Nikola Jokic.

Hickson was on a short leash as a starter, and it only took one big game from Jokic to send him to the bench. He belongs on the waiver wire.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Nikola Jokic will replace J.J. Hickson in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Suns.

Hickson's minutes will take a pretty big hit with the demotion to the second-unit, making him an unappealing option in most formats.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:36:00 PM

J.J. Hickson started Wednesday's game but had only six points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes.

Nikola Jokic got hot off the bench and wound up playing 32 minutes tonight. Combined with the impending return of Joffrey Lauvergne (back), there's simply no reason to keep Hickson on your fantasy roster.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 12:10:00 AM

J.J. Hickson played six minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday with two points and two rebounds.

It was small-ball almost all the time here, so Hickson wasn't needed. When push comes to shove, the Nuggets would like to avoid playing Hickson whenever they can.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 01:28:00 AM

J.J. Hickson did not score in 18 minutes against the Suns on Saturday with four rebounds and one turnover.

The Nuggets are 5-5, so Hickson will likely stick in the rotation a little longer. He could have more playing time headed his way if Kenneth Faried (back) needs to miss time. Hickson's upside is too low to grab in most leagues, though.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 12:47:00 AM

Updating a previous report, J.J. Hickson, and not Randy Foye, will start Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

The Nuggets and Rockets were playing some cat and mouse with extremely late lineup changes, but the final call is Hickson in the starting five. He's played pretty well in the starting unit, and it'll be interesting to see what he can do against Dwight Howard tonight.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 09:13:00 PM

J.J. Hickson will return to the bench for Friday's game against the Rockets.

The Nuggets will roll out an ultra small ball lineup of Emmanuel Mudiay, Randy Foye, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried to matchup with Houston's small ball lineup. Hickson's value will take a pretty big hit with the demotion to the second-unit.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
3Nick Johnson
SG1Gary Harris
2Randy Foye
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
3Mike Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3J.J. Hickson
4Wilson Chandler
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Nikola Jokic
3Joffrey Lauvergne