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 16, 2022 | 7:52 pm EDT Update
“Who’s talking about what kind of pressure?” Doncic joked when asked about the Slovenia national team’s goal and explain that he is aiming for the top again: “We are going to Germany to win gold. In every competition where we compete, the goal must always be the first place. We will do everything for it, but we will see if we make it. In 2017, no one took us seriously when we announced our attack on the gold medal, today is different. It’s nice when you see that everyone will make an extra effort against us to win”.
Stefan Bondy: Re: Brunson tampering investigation, heard at least one Knicks employee had cell confiscated by NBA. Something else I learned: players have never turned in devices and won’t unless it’s CBA bargained. Union won’t stand for that. Rightfully so. Agents also don’t turn them in.
“It was just guys who knew their roles,” Cuban said. “Like an Andrew Wiggins. I think he was the one who beat us, and I told him that after the series. We knew what to expect from Klay and from Steph and from Draymond. We didn’t know what to expect or how Wiggs would step up, and he did.”
Apparently, Cuban was already in deep discussions with then-Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss about a potential blockbuster deal: “I was going back and forth with Dr. Buss, and I forgot who called who, I think he called me, actually, and said, ‘Look, we think we might be parting ways with Kobe,’” Cuban said. As it turns out, however, the deal “all fall apart” when Cuban told a Lakers PR guy named Elvis about it. Word quickly spread and Cuban believes Mitch Kupchak ended up convincing Kobe to stay in LA.
Cuban made it abundantly clear that he believed they were already at the finish line: “I thought it was done,” he reiterated. “I thought it was done, yeah. Done. Done. Done. Like, let’s start talking about putting together the trade call.”
August 16, 2022 | 5:44 pm EDT Update
Another offseason, another summer of trade rumors. That had Tyler Herro offering a resigned smile Tuesday at a Miami Heat back-to-school event at Target at Dadeland Station. “I mean, every summer, that’s just what it is,” Herro said after helping a group of youths fill their back-to-school carts. “I mean, ever since I’ve been here, my name’s been in rumors. So rumors, like I said last summer, they don’t bother me. I’m just getting ready for this season and whether I’m on the Heat or somewhere else, I’m getting ready for the season.”