• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    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.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Nuggets' JJ Hickson doubles up Mavericks in losing effort

    Nuggets reserve JJ Hickson scored 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting and grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds in Denver's 97-89 loss to the Mavericks Friday. It was Hickson's sixth double-double of the season and third in his last five games. Despite struggling at the free throw line, going 3 of 8, Hickson contributed well, adding one assist on the night. He also had five turnovers.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Trade could give JJ Hickson's value a boost for Nuggets

    JJ Hickson might be the captain of the "Good in Fantasy, bad in real life" All-Stars, which is just fine for Fantasy owners, as long as he gets minutes. With the Nuggets' decision to move Timofey Mozgov Wednesday, a path to a larger role just may have opened up. The Nuggets will likely lean on rookie Jusuf Nurkic at first, given how well he has played in his first NBA action. However, coach Brian Shaw likes Hickson, and should be willing to give him plenty of run as the backup. Hickson averaged 26.9 minutes per game a year ago, which was enough for him to register 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. With Nurkic still developing -- and prone to racking up fouls -- it's not hard to see Hickson eventually working his way into a larger role. Hickson is worth a speculative add in deeper Fantasy leagues, but you shouldn't expect him to be a starting option right away. Still, the stars seem to be aligning for him, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he's racking up double-doubles on a lottery-bound Nuggets team by February.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Nuggets PF JJ Hickson doubles up vs. Rockets

    Nuggets power forward JJ Hickson scored 14 points on 5 of 7 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 108-96 loss to the Rockets Saturday. The double-double was the third of the season for Hickson, who matched his season high in scoring in Saturday's loss. He also chipped in two assists and two blocks in 22 minutes of action. The Nuggets move ahead to face the Spurs Sunday.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Denver's JJ Hickson available again after getting day to rest Monday

    Nuggets forward JJ Hickson, who sat out Monday against the Cavs to rest after playing in four straight games in his return from a torn ACL, will be available Wednesday against the Thunder, according to The Denver Post. Hickson averaged just over 16 minutes per game in his first four appearances. He had a season-high 14 points and 11 rebounds on Nov. 12 against the Trail Blazers.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nuggets rule forward JJ Hickson out Monday

    After playing Sunday, the Nuggets will keep forward JJ Hickson out of action Monday, reports the Denver Post. Hickson tore his ACL in March and has played in four games this season. He is averaging 7.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. Along with not being able to play back-to-back games, Hickson is also on a minutes restriction.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Nuggets C JJ Hickson doubles up vs. Blazers Wednesday

    Nuggets center JJ Hickson scored 14 points on 7 of 11 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench in his team's 130-113 loss to the Blazers Wednesday. Hickson was playing in just his second game of the season and remains on a minutes restriction in his return from knee surgery. He still managed to deliver his first double-double despite the limited action while also adding four assists. The Nuggets are set to face the Pacers Friday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Minute restrictions remain for Nuggets' JaVale McGee, JJ Hickson

    While the Nuggets' Nate Robinson and Danilo Gallinari recently had their minute restrictions removed, the Nuggets have not indicated changing the minute restrictions on center JaVale McGee and forward JJ Hickson, according to the Denver Post. McGee is making his way back from a stress fracture in his left leg and is averaging 14.4 minutes per game. He has yet to play more than 20 minutes in a game this season. Hickson suffered a torn ACL in March and made his season debut during Sunday's 116-100 loss to Portland. Despite only playing 15 minutes, Hickson almost recorded a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds.