Found March 21, 2013 on Sports Junkie Online:
After re-signing him on a one-year, $4 million deal, Portland has got tremendous value from J.J. Hickson this season, as he's averaging a double-double, while shooting a career-high 56.3% from the field. After a relatively cool market on Hickson led to him re-signing with Portland, as teams were no doubt leery to make a big money long-term commitment for what amount to a strong 20-game stretch, Hickson's strong performance this season will no doubt make him a valuable commodity.Still just 24 years old, Hickson should be entering the prime of his career, and his strength and athleticism allow him to be one of the best per-minute rebounders in the NBA. His 10.7 rebounds per game rank him 8th in the entire NBA, and nobody ahead of him on that list plays fewer minutes per game than Hickson. He's also a major threat on the pick-and-roll, where he uses that great athleticism to attack the basket (though his free throw shooting has been spotty to this point). Hickson is not wit...
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