Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/5/14
The NBA Trade Deadline is creeping up on us, February 21 to be exact. The biggest concern for the Portland Trail Blazers is what they should to do with center J.J. Hickson. Let’s take a further look into their options. J.J. Hickson has his fans and he also has his critics. Me? I have bounced back and forth over the season. If I were general manager Neil Olshey, there is no doubt in my mind that I would lose sleep on deciding what to do with this guy. I would be tossing and turning at night, counting his double-doubles until I fall asleep. Then, as soon as I am about to fall asleep, it would come to me – one of those often moments on defense where he is completely lost – and I’m right back to where I started. I have seen enough. I have made up my mind. I am opposed to the idea of the Blazers keeping Hickson long-term. I do, however, think that keeping him around the rest of the season is in the team’s best interest. Unless they can land this final trade proposal I thought o...
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