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J.J. Hickson | Center/Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 242
College: North Carolina State
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J.J. Hickson double-doubled against the Rockets on Saturday with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 22 minutes.
Kenneth Faried had an in-game injury and coach Brian Shaw started Hickson anyway, so the injury wasn't a big factor to his output. Hickson can't make free throws, doesn't usually block shots and doesn't do much else because score and rebound, so he's not a terrific add in standard leagues. Dec 13 - 11:33 PM

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J.J. Hickson started over Kenneth Faried and had six points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

Faried came off the bench and had 13 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes. This is likely going to be a timeshare situation, but we expect Faried to get his job back sooner than later.
Dec 11 - 2:13 AM

J.J. Hickson was a disaster against the Hawks on Sunday, making 1-of-6 from the field for four points with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes.

He was flat-out awful today and had a slew of mental mistakes. Perhaps coach Brian Shaw wakes up and realizes Kenneth Faried (back) is capable of helping the Nuggets down low, but we don't know how long he'll be out. Hickson can be left on the wire in most leagues unless you're dying for rebounds.
Dec 7 - 6:22 PM

J.J. Hickson will start against the Hawks on Sunday.

He is starting in place of Kenneth Faried (back) and the Nuggets will likely see how his knee is going to hold up. Hickson has played more than 21 minutes in just one game all year and has a good chance for the third double-double of the season. He'll be worth a spot-start tonight in some leagues. He doesn't have high enough upside to grab in most leagues.
Dec 7 - 2:23 PM

J.J. Hickson played down the stretch for the Nuggets on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, eight rebounds and one block in 31 minutes.

This does not bode well for Kenneth Faried, as coach Shaw opted to go with Hickson in what was a very close game. Yes, the rotations in Denver are a complete mess, but Hickson deserves a long look for owners in standard leagues as he is simply the guy getting the minutes right now.
Dec 2 - 11:59 PM

J.J. Hickson double-doubled off the bench in Friday's blowout win, scoring 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting with 11 rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.

Hickson needs optimal conditions to sniff standard league value and a blowout line isn't going to move the needle in most formats.
Nov 29 - 3:39 AM

J.J. Hickson returned to the Nuggets' rotation on Sunday, scoring six points with eight rebounds in just 12 minutes off the bench.

JaVale McGee barely played before going down with a strained leg, and Kenneth Faried was held to 19 minutes, so Hickson benefitted from a deep-but-thin frontcourt rotation tonight. Given that he hadn't played in Denver's previous three games, there's simply no reason to trust him in fantasy leagues.
Nov 24 - 12:44 AM

J.J. Hickson (knee) will play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He rested on Monday and his minutes are still going to be limited. Darrell Arthur had a big game in a surprising win over the Cavs, but his minutes will likely drop tonight. Fantasy owners can steer clear of Hickson due to his awful foul shooting.
Nov 19 - 2:39 PM

J.J. Hickson will not play against the Cavs on Monday.

He is getting rest of the second night of a back-to-back set. Hickson's minutes are still capped right now and they're likely going to be for a while. He can be ignored in most leagues due to his woeful foul shooting.
Nov 17 - 5:37 PM

J.J. Hickson may not play on Monday vs. the Cavs.

Hickson wound up having to play 12 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Knicks when Brian Shaw was trying to preserve him to play on Monday against the Cavs. Hickson, coming off an ACL tear, is still facing some restrictions with his playing time and is not supposed to play in back-to-back games. If Hickson sits, Timofey Mozgov would be in line for extended minutes with JaVale McGee backing him up.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 17 - 11:02 AM

J.J. Hickson came off the bench for 14 points and 11 rebounds on 7-of-11 shooting in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Blazers, but also started the second half over Kenneth Faried.

We're not sure what's going on in Denver, but they're 1-6 and it appears that coach Brian Shaw may have lost his team. Faried has been a mess, Arron Afflalo played just 10 minutes tonight, and the Nuggets lost at home 130-113 in a game that wasn't really that close. Keep an eye on Hickson, but the bottom line is that Faried is too good a player to lose his job to Hickson. Let's hope that coach Shaw and the team figures things out sooner than later.
Nov 13 - 1:18 AM

J.J. Hickson received a positive review from Brian Shaw after Sunday's regular season debut.

"I thought he was active," Shaw said. Hickson had eight points and 10 rebounds in just 14 minutes of action. Currently limited to 20 minutes per game after undergoing reconstructive ACL surgery, Hickson said he "felt good." Keep one eye on Hickson as Shaw and the Nuggets try to sort out their frontcourt rotation, but do your monitoring from the waiver wire.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 10 - 9:17 AM

J.J. Hickson returned from a five-game suspension on Sunday with eight points, 10 rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in just 15 minutes off the Nuggets bench.

Denver's frontcourt rotation is increasingly messy and Hickson's return won't help matters. He contributes very little beyond some points and rebounds and is still recovering from offseason ACL surgery, making it unlikely that he'll play enough to aid fantasy owners. Leave him where you found him -- on the waiver wire.
Nov 10 - 12:06 AM

J.J. Hickson's suspension is over and he will come off the bench for the Nuggets in his season debut on Sunday.

The rotation is already a mess in Denver and it will be interesting to see how the Nuggets utilize him. Darrell Arthur is serving a one-game suspension so there may be some extra minutes available Sunday. Owners in standard leagues should take a wait-and-see approach with Hickson as he will likely be eased into action due to his knee surgery last season.
Nov 9 - 7:59 PM

J.J. Hickson served the last game of a five-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy on Friday.

Hickson can only complicate an already complicated situation and the last thing Brian Shaw needs is more guys to upset about minutes. Until we hear otherwise we'll assume he's on the outside of the rotation looking in.
Nov 8 - 4:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Randy Foye
3Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
3Alonzo Gee
4Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1Timofey Mozgov
2JaVale McGee
3Jusuf Nurkic