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Emmanuel Mudiay, J.J. Hickson key as Nuggets top Blazers for first home win

  J.J. Hickson had season-highs in points and rebounds with 19 and 13 respectively, and Emmanuel Mudiay poured in a career high 18 points and five assists as the Denver Nuggets got their first home win of the young season (1-2 at home). Hickson, who got the start at center after the Nuggets went small last game in Golden State, played quite possibly his best game as a Nugget, but...
Via BSN Denver
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hickson, Mudiay help Nuggets hold off Trail Blazers, 108-104

DENVER (AP) J.J. Hickson scored 19 points and rookie Emmanuel Mudiay hit two game-sealing free throws with 18.3 seconds remaining, helping the Denver Nuggets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-104 on Monday night. Mudiay finished with 18 points and Kenneth Faried added 17 - and drew a key late charge - as the Nuggets ended an eight-game skid to the Trail Blazers. Hickson came up...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets front court pairing combines for 45 points, 22 rebounds vs Lakers

  If I were to tell you that two Denver Nuggets players combined to shoot 18-22 (81.8 percent) against the Los Angeles Lakers, who would you guess those players were? Raise your hand if you guessed Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson? Let the record indicate that nobody had their hand raised. The Manimal and Hickson combined for 45 points, 22 rebounds (five offensive), 3 assists and...
Via BSN Denver
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets season preview: Team Projections

We slowly cross off these early days of October eagerly waiting for the 29th when the Denver Nuggets open their 2014-15 season against the Detroit Pistons. To keep us occupied lets make predictions! Continuing our three-part season preview series for each NBA team, last week we broke down the Nuggets roster (Denver Nuggets season preview: Roster Breakdown). This week we take at...
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hickson suspended for first five games

The season hasn’t even started yet, and the Denver Nuggets are already shorthanded. Wednesday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post broke news that Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson will be suspended five games for violating the NBA’s drug policy.  The drug was not of a performance-enhancing nature. The Sporting News mentions that a five-game suspension is typically associated with...
Via Mile High Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: J.J. Hickson progressing in his rehab

The Denver Nuggets had a very disappointing 2013-2014 season, winning just 36 games after a 57-win season in 2012-2013. A major concern that the Nuggets need to address this off season is improving at defense that was 28th in the league in points allowed. They also need to come back healthy and that starts with forward J.J. Hickson, who missed 13 games late in the season due to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

JJ Hickson out for season after tearing ACL

Photo Credit: JJ-Hickson/Facebook In the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks, Nuggets’ forward/center J.J. Hickson had landed awkwardly while catching a pass on the low block. Hickson immediately felt pain on his right knee after he collided and was fouled by Vince Carter. After the play, there was no other option, but to head into the locker room. A day after the injury...
Via Blog Surface
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Hickson Out For Season With Torn ACL

J.J. Hickson has been diagnosed with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. Hickson suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Friday night’s Denver Nuggets game against the Dallas Mavericks. A date for surgery is pending and Hickson will miss the remainder of this season. Hickson joined the Nuggets as a free agent last offseason. In his first season in Denver, he averaged...
Via RealGM
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Hickson Continuing To Find Career Path

J.J. Hickson is averaging 11.2 points and 8.7 rebounds this season for the Denver Nuggets following his breakout season with the Portland Trail Blazers last season. Hickson sees his career path much clearly now than he did with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "My second or third year, I wasn't content with just not messing up," Hickson said. "I wanted to be some type of player in this...
Via RealGM
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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