JJ Hickson

#7 PF / Denver Nuggets / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-9 Weight: 242 lb Age: 27 College: North Carolina State

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      Nuggets' J.J. Hickson: Will come off the bench Friday versus Suns

      Hickson will come off the bench Friday versus Suns, Jason Kosmicki of the Denver Nuggets reports. Hickson has been replaced in the starting lineup by Nikola Jokic, who is coming off his best game of the season. It remains to be seen if this is a permanent switch to the staring lineup while Jusuf Nurkic is out.

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      Nuggets' J.J. Hickson: Scores six in Wednesday's tilt

      Hickson scored six points (2-10 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbed seven rebounds in 16 minutes in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio. Hickson has started as of late for Denver but has played less than 20 minutes per game in the Nuggets past three games. The forward only plays when Denver chooses to go with a small ball lineup, and he hasn't put up consistent numbers or minutes this season. He's an inconsistent player which makes it a risky decision to put him in a fantasy lineup.

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      Nuggets' J.J. Hickson: Likely to stick in starting lineup for two more games

      Hickson will likely remain in the starting lineup at center for at least two more games, as Joffrey Lauvergne (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bucks and Friday's game against the Rockets, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Lauvergne could be ready to play when the Nuggets head to Phoenix on Sunday, but in the meantime, the center spot should belong to Hickson, especially while Nikola Jokic also remains limited by a lower-back strain. Though the Nuggets have shown a propensity for using a small-ball lineup on occasion during Lauvergne's absence that features Kenneth Faried at center, the team may not be afforded that luxury with matchups against Greg Monroe and Dwight Howard on the docket. As a result, look for Hickson to log heavy minutes in both contests, making him a reasonable target in daily formats. He's coming off his best game of the season Monday against the Trail Blazers, when he posted 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-11 FT) and 13 boards over 30 minutes.

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      Nuggets' J.J. Hickson: Starting in Monday's matchup

      Hickson has been named a starter for Monday's tilt against Portland, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Hickson has been in and out of the starting lineup for Denver so far this season. He's starting due to injuries to Nikola Jokic (back) and Josuf Nurkic (knee) so his appearances in the starting lineup shouldn't be expected to continue throughout the season, but may continue for the near future.

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      Nuggets' J.J. Hickson: Starting Tuesday

      Hickson will start at center Tuesday. This comes as no surprise with Joffrey Lauvergne (back) and Nikola Jokic (back) out Tuesday. While Hickson will start, he has played a total of three minutes this season, so the Nuggets may look to go small more often than not against the Lakers.

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      Nuggets' J.J. Hickson: Could see extended minutes Tuesday

      With both Joffrey Lauvergne (back) and Nikola Jokic (back) game-time decisions for Tuesday's tilt with the Lakers, Hickson could be in line to receive extended minutes, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Lauvergne looks more likely to suit up than Jokic after he was at least able to participate in shootaround, but it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play his normal allotment of minutes while dealing with the back issue. As a result, Hickson should at minimum be a high-energy option off the bench Tuesday for coach Mike Malone, although he's a bit undersized at center. Hickson has played only three minutes this season, but has shown the ability to rebound at a high rate when given the opportunity to play in the past. He may be worth a roll of the dice in daily formats if you're punting the center position.

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      Nuggets' J.J. Hickson: Sliding down the depth chart

      Hickson has seen a combined total of 10 minutes in the Nuggets' last two preseason games. While playing time in the preseason isn't usually indicative of what a player will see in the regular season, it may be in Hickson's case. With Jusuf Nurkic likely to miss the early portion of the 2015-16 campaign with a knee injury, Hickson was considered the top candidate to win the starting center role, but he's been overshadowed since the start of training camp by Joffrey Lauvergne and Nikola Jokic. The successes of both players prompted coach Mike Malone to give them more extended minutes, and that's come at Hickson's expense. It's now looking quite likely that Hickson will enter the season no better than third on the depth chart at center.

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      Nuggets rule Arthur out Wednesday; Hickson questionable

      The Nuggets will be without forward Darrell Arthur for Wednesday's game at Utah, reports The Denver Post. Arthur has missed the last three games with a calf strain. Meanwhile, forward JJ Hickson is experiencing soreness in his right knee and he will be uniform Wednesday, but will only play if it's absolutely necessary. The Nuggets are 5 1/2-point underdogs.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Report: Nuggets pushing Hickson-McGee combo for Nets' Lopez

      The Nuggets have been reportedly targeting Nets center Brook Lopez in the run up to the trade deadline, and the team has been pushing a combination of big men JJ Hickson and JaVale McGee in talks with the Nets, ESPN reports. The Nets, per the report, have refused the Nuggets offer for Lopez, who scored a season-high 35 points on 15 of 28 shooting Friday while hauling in 12 rebounds. The team should have plenty of interested parties looking to add Lopez and his upside before the deadline.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Nuggets PF JJ Hickson posts 15-14 line vs. Celtics Friday

      Nuggets power forward JJ Hickson scored 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting while hauling in 14 rebounds in his team's 100-99 loss to the Celtics Friday. Hickson put together his fifth double-double of January in 29 minutes off the bench, but it wasn't enough to keep the Nuggets from suffering their fifth straight loss. He also racked up three assists and two steals Friday. The Nuggets will square off with the Wizards Sunday.

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