J.J. Hickson was on the cover of the first Cavs Zine. Nothing can ever happen to change that.
We had high hopes for J.J. as a Cavalier once too, but sometimes the NBA gods have other plans.
He ended up in Sacramento for a time last season and things were looking pretty bad. Good news for Hickson is that he's now settled into a new home as a productive member of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Prior to Blazers at Cavs last night I caught up with TheHickson.
JJ finished with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in his team's 118-117 win over the Cavaliers. He's averaging 11.4 points and 10.3 rebounds on the 16-game season so far. His best performance was a 19-point, 18-rebound outing at Atlanta in November. He also scored 19 again at Brooklyn.
The biggest value he provides the Blazers, though, is his ability to compliment All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. LA would prefer to play the power forward position. Prior to J.J.'s arriv...