Found January 17, 2013 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
Portland Trail Blazers 6-9 power forward/center JJ Hickson has been receiving exploratory interest from a handful of teams looking to potentially swap for his services before the Feb. 21 trade deadline, a source close to the situation told CSNNW.com.
However, these teams have not made contact with Trail Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey, just yet. The inquiring phone calls are going to Hickson’s agent Andy Miller, first, the source said.
Here’s why: Hickson is a Bird Rights player on a one-year, $4 million deal and he has the power to veto any trade that is proposed. If he approves a deal, he will lose his Bird Rights. It would have to be the right team and the right situation for Hickson to give up his rights.
via Chris Haynes, CSNNW.com
BEST OF MAXIM
On a Portland Trailblazers team that has been a bit of a pleasant surprise so far this season, J.J. Hickson is having a very solid year. He’s been very good since becoming a Blazer, and is averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds per game as a nice compliment to LaMarcus Aldridge.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 31 points, Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 13 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 93-88 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Nicolas Batum had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers, who erased a 19-point second-quarter deficit and briefly took the lead. Wesley Matthews added 17...
The Portland Trail Blazers need a sponsor.
They need deep pockets to step forward with the sort of money that gets their name on the side of a building.
This is too big a job for Paul Allen and the Vulcans, the people who've been running the Blazers into ... the future.
The best place to start the sponsor search is the money list from Forbes.
PORTLAND -- Kyrie Irving scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late Portland Trail Blazers rally to win 93-88 Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. Irving scored eight straight points down the stretch as the Cavaliers (10-31) won after losing their first three games on this five-game road trip. Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 14 rebounds for Cleveland. ...