Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 6/18/13
Next on our Green Target list, the young and promising, J.J. Hickson. He is an undersized power forward/center that has a lot of energy. Once thought to be "untradeable" when he was an up and coming young player playing next to LeBron James in Cleveland, has now been a player that can't find himself with one team. He actually averaged a double-double last year for the Portland Trail-Blazers, with almost 13 points and 10 and a half rebounds a game in only 29 minutes. His PER 36 minutes average is 15 and a half points per game and 12 and a half rebounds! Yeah, he could be a great stats on a bad team guy, but his energy and athleticism at the age of 24 still makes him have a lot of potential. However, he still needs to develop some kind of post game. How can we get him: He is an unrestricted free agent this summer. Portland has let it be known that they want a defensive center to play with LaMarcus Aldridge, so they might let Hickson walk. We could sign him but I am not sure how much...
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