The Denver Nuggets and J.J. Hickson agreed a three-year deal worth $15 million shortly after losing the popular free-agent Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Hickson, the 24 year-old, 6ft, 9 centre and former Portland Trail Blazer, is coming to the Nuggets with an average of 12.7 points and 10.4 rebounds, shooting at 56% from the field.
Bringing in Hickson will allow the Nuggets to have more depth in the roster, building on what George Karl created when he was with the Nuggets. With the addition of Hickson, Denver will have more frontcourt depth playing alongside the likes of Kenneth Faried and JeVale Magee. The new head-coach of the Nuggets, Brian Shaw will continue to utilise the Denver roster.
Denver have made it to the playoff’s in 10 consecutive seasons but have only managed to make it past the first round once of these 10 times. In the most recent playoffs, Denver were put out in the first round by Iguodala’s new team, the Golden State Warriors.
Brian Shaw will be looking to eliminate Nuggets reputation of only being a team that can play in the regular season but chokes when they reach the playoffs.
The deal will be officially signed on Wednesday meaning the Nuggets will be the 4th NBA team that Hickson will have played for during his NBA career.
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