David ‘Dubi’ Pick: NBA free-agents J.J. Hickson and Dominique Jones have signed with Jiangsu Tongxi of the China association, according to source.
Marc Stein: NBA veteran JJ Hickson, who split last season with Denver and Washington, is finalizing a deal in China with Fujian, league sources say.
David 'Dubi' Pick: JJ Hickson, last with Nuggets and Wizards, negotiating a deal in China, according to source.
The Washington Wizards are in discussions to sign free-agent big man J.J. Hickson for the remainder of the season, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. A deal has not been finalized and won’t be on Tuesday, but it would be for the pro-rated veteran’s minimum. Hickson, 27, was bought out by the Denver Nuggets on Monday after appearing in 20 games this season. The eight-year veteran averaged 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game. He would serve as the Wizards’ third center behind Marcin Gortat and Nene.
The Wizards have a roster spot open after trading big men Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair plus a first-round pick to the Phoenix Suns for Markieff Morris last Thursday. They are about $1 million under the luxury tax threshold and will remain under if Hickson signs for the pro-rated minimum.
Free agent J.J. Hickson is nearing a deal with the Washington Wizards for the remainder of the season, league sources told The Vertical. The Wizards have yet to finalize the pro-rated veteran's minimum contract with the 6-foot-9 forward, but he is expected to sign in the next day or two, sources said.
Shams Charania: Free agent JJ Hickson is in advanced discussions on a deal with the Washington Wizards for rest of season, league sources tell The Vertical.
The Denver Nuggets have waived forwards J.J. Hickson and Steve Novak, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Chris Dempsey: The #Nuggets tried to trade Hickson, but could not. He'll be able to search for a situation where he can get consistent playing time.
August 2, 2021 | 6:24 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Kelly Olynyk has agreed to a three-year, $37M deal with the Detroit Pistons, his agent Jeff Schwartz of @excelbasketball tells ESPN.
August 2, 2021 | 6:21 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Restricted free agent C Jarrett Allen has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agents Derrick Powell and Jim Tanner tell ESPN.
August 2, 2021 | 6:18 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Chicago Bulls are sending Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple and a second-round pick to New Orleans for Lonzo Ball, who’s signing a four-year, $85M contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.