Dwight Howard may have a new home with the Houston Rockets but 2013 NBA free agency is still in full swing. The latest piece of news surrounding free agency comes from Denver where the Denver Nuggets have agreed to terms with J.J. Hickson.
Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski had the news first on Twitter:
The Denver Nuggets have reached agreement on a three-year, $15 million deal with free agent J.J. Hickson, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2013
After playing out of position a year ago with the Portland Trailblazers Hickson was thought to have a nice market his offseason considering he’s only 24 years old. Rotoworld has the full scoop on the signing:
He was a pleasant surprise for the Blazers last season, but Portland went out and acquired Robin Lopez and Thomas Robinson on the cheap, which meant Hickson was likely on his way out. Hickson has played in uptempo offenses before the Sacramento and he’ll likely be doing the same in Denver. He should be splitting time with the unpredictable JaVale McGee and won’t have the amount of fantasy value he had last season
Denver managed to surprise last season but could once again in 2013 with smart moves like this one. Hickson has the talent to make hefty contributions off the bench if the Nuggets actually use him properly.
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