82 results for tag: J.J. Hickson
J.J. Hickson and Isaiah Thomas will start building chemistry together in Las Vegas. Here's an updated list of players participating in the Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series. Chauncey Billups Al Harrington Kyle Lowry Dahntay Jones James Anderson Marreese Speights M... More
J.J. Hickson appears to be the only King participating in Impact Basketball's two-week long "Competitive Training Series". ... More
J.J. Hickson. The move balanced the roster and added athleticism to the front court. There is no shortage of exciting youtube videos of J.J. Hickson. Highlight reel plays are J.J's specialty, but if Hickson wants to earn a big extension next summer, he's going to have to prove that he can be more than just a youtube sensation. Mental lapses on defense limited Hickson to just 28.2 minutes per game on one of the NBA's worst teams last season. While he did average 13.8 points and 8.7 rebounds in those 28 minutes, you can't help but wonder if those numbers are inflated by a lack of talent around him - the old "best player on a bad team" theory. With the Kings, he will be asked to do much less than what the Cavs needed from him last season, so hopefully less means more. More after the jump... ... More
Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus' statistical projection of Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette. Now we take a look at his outlook of DeMarcus Cousins for ESPN.com. Again his method, a different one this time, explained in his own words:
This time, the projections are generated by Basketball Prospectus' SCHOENE Projection System, which uses players' stats to match them with similar talents at the same age, then uses the development of those peers to generate a projection.Pelton's projection of Cousins after the jump... ... More
- On Hickson: "It was a chance to acquire a young player that's already proven himself to a pretty decent level in the league and strengthening our roster. There's still a lot of upside there. Some of the players that were just taken in the draft a week ago aren't a whole lot younger than J.J. and he's had three years in the league and been more productive each year. It really falls, I think, mostly under the category of just improving the quality of your roster overall."
- On the nexus of this trade: "We were having conversations with Cleveland prior to the draft and even somewhat during the draft and it just didn't seem to work. But they continued on here. In order to accomplish this trade today, both teams had to waive physicals and reporting in order to get it complete today."
- On the financial implications: "The other thing about this trade - it does not, again, significantly impact our salary cap room going forward at all. So when we get to free agency, we'll still be basically in the same position. We have to go and make other additions to the roster."
- On Casspi: "Omri has had some pretty good stretches himself as a player and we wanted to make sure we could get fair value for him if we ever did move him."
J.J. Hickson spoke with media today following his trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Highlights Hickson was on his way to his gym when he received a phone call from his agent informing him of the trade. Like many NBA players, Hickson is training in Las Vegas and plans on staying there until the ... More