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JJ Hickson 2012-2013 Season Outlook


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#1 Code of Hammurabi

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:17 PM

Wesley Matthews said that J.J. Hickson is "playing at another level right now."
"He’s playing hard and he’s tough," Matthews said. "I can tell his skills have really developed." Last week coach Terry Stotts said Hickson is the favorite for the starting center job, but will compete with rookie Meyers Leonard. Hickson was fantastic down the stretch last year and has some sleeper appeal in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

He should produce decent value even if he's relegated to the bench, seeing as their frontcourt consists of 3 players and filler.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:18 PM

He's been on my radar since the trade last year
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:19 PM

Whether the coach likes it or not, there's simply not many good frontcourt options past Aldridge or Hickson. No matter how good Leonard turns out to be, Hickson is going to have quite a bit of minutes to work with this season. I'd definitely say he's a sleeper.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

Hickson is a sleeper for me this year, hes going to be getting 32-34 mins a game. I dont think Leonard will challenge him for starters minutes.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

He's definitely a sleeper, but when he is involved in the offense, he shoots a high FT volume at a horrid %. Hopefully, he can keep up his FG% so he can maintain value, and if he can get 1+ blks, then he would definitely outperform his ADP.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

Do you prefer him to Asik? (Overall production)
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

Do you prefer him to Asik? (Overall production)


I would prefer Omer Asik because I like Rebounding/Blocking bigs. J.J. Hickson and David West are probably going to get similar stats this year, with Hickson's FT% being worse and his FG% being better than West's.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

numbers predictions? I only remember him having a little burst out in Cleveland but never knew he was fantasy relevant.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

numbers predictions? I only remember him having a little burst out in Cleveland but never knew he was fantasy relevant.


If he remains the starter, he should maintain similar numbers to the ones during his stint with the Trailblazers last season.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:26 PM

J.J. Hickson is entering training camp as the starting center.

This is notable because it means that Meyers Leonard will be in a reserve role for the time being. In 19 games with the Blazers last season, Hickson averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks on 54.3 percent shooting. He only shot 64.5 percent from the foul line, but that should be expected as he is a career 66.9 percent shooter from the charity stripe. Hickson looks like a nice value pick this season if he holds onto the starting gig.

Edited by Riedle9, 03 October 2012 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

Love Hickson

J.J. Hickson is entering training camp as the starting center. This is notable because it means that Meyers Leonard will be in a reserve role for the time being. In 19 games with the Blazers last season, Hickson averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks on 54.3 percent shooting. He only shot 64.5 percent from the foul line, but that should be expected as he is a career 66.9 percent shooter from the charity stripe. Hickson looks like a nice value pick this season if he holds onto the starting gig.

Start or not, like his chances to play 30+ minutes and return late-round value with a small helping of upside

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:44 AM

14.0/8.5 with a block per game,i like him this year considering he's starting and he was fun to own in CLE during the end of the 2010-11 season.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

His ultimate value will be determined by his fg% and ft%. I would be very very concerned of the cumulative effect of both on this fantasy value. However, If he can flirt with 48%/49% fgs and 70% fts his value is pretty much similar to Kris Humphries. That could be a nice coup in round 11 or 12 in fantasy drafts. Keep in mind that he will have to eventually fend off Leonard for some PT.

14.0/8.5 with a block per game,i like him this year considering he's starting and he was fun to own in CLE during the end of the 2010-11 season.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

His ultimate value will be determined by his fg% and ft%. I would be very very concerned of the cumulative effect of both on this fantasy value. However, If he can flirt with 48%/49% fgs and 70% fts his value is pretty much similar to Kris Humphries. That could be a nice coup in round 11 or 12 in fantasy drafts. Keep in mind that he will have to eventually fend off Leonard for some PT.


14.0/8.5 with a block per game,i like him this year considering he's starting and he was fun to own in CLE during the end of the 2010-11 season.



Dont agree, Meyers Leonard is a bust. I have been seeing him play many times for U of Illinois, nah he is raw like Drummond

JJ Hickson, starting or not, will be play 28min+

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:24 PM

Also , there are many good things about JJ Hickson, from his teammates n his coach Stotts

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

Dont agree, Meyers Leonard is a bust. I have been seeing him play many times for U of Illinois, nah he is raw like Drummond

JJ Hickson, starting or not, will be play 28min+


Even if Leonard isn't a bust and turns out to be very serviceable, that still only makes it three frontcourt players the Blazers can rely on for solid value (Aldridge, Hickson, Leonard). Unless, of course, you believe Freeland or Jeffries will somehow break out in a big way this year.

With that said, I think all this talk about Leonard's impact on Hickson's fantasy value is a bit pointless. Hickson is going to get his minutes this season, barring injury. The thing that owners should really be concerned about when it comes to Hickson isn't Leonard, but rather Hickson's glaring weaknesses in FT% and defensive stats.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

Dont agree, Meyers Leonard is a bust. I have been seeing him play many times for U of Illinois, nah he is raw like Drummond

JJ Hickson, starting or not, will be play 28min+


Even if Leonard isn't a bust and turns out to be very serviceable, that still only makes it three frontcourt players the Blazers can rely on for solid value (Aldridge, Hickson, Leonard). Unless, of course, you believe Freeland or Jeffries will somehow break out in a big way this year.

With that said, I think all this talk about Leonard's impact on Hickson's fantasy value is a bit pointless. Hickson is going to get his minutes this season, barring injury. The thing that owners should really be concerned about when it comes to Hickson isn't Leonard, but rather Hickson's glaring weaknesses in FT% and defensive stats.


Yes, i think JJ Hickson has good value at 12th round (11th if 14 team league)

Tristan Thompson, Biyombo n Asik has similar value in my perspective, around 11th/12th

Valanciunas worths a last round pick. Injuries, foul troubles and a small logjam (along with Bargnani, Ed Davis and Amir...starting or not, they will have negative impact to Valanciunas' minutes) will limit Valanciunas' fantasy value this season.

Splitter also my my radar

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:57 PM


Dont agree, Meyers Leonard is a bust. I have been seeing him play many times for U of Illinois, nah he is raw like Drummond

JJ Hickson, starting or not, will be play 28min+


Even if Leonard isn't a bust and turns out to be very serviceable, that still only makes it three frontcourt players the Blazers can rely on for solid value (Aldridge, Hickson, Leonard). Unless, of course, you believe Freeland or Jeffries will somehow break out in a big way this year.

With that said, I think all this talk about Leonard's impact on Hickson's fantasy value is a bit pointless. Hickson is going to get his minutes this season, barring injury. The thing that owners should really be concerned about when it comes to Hickson isn't Leonard, but rather Hickson's glaring weaknesses in FT% and defensive stats.


Yes, i think JJ Hickson has good value at 12th round (11th if 14 team league)

Tristan Thompson, Biyombo n Asik has similar value in my perspective, around 11th/12th

Valanciunas worths a last round pick. Injuries, foul troubles and a small logjam (along with Bargnani, Ed Davis and Amir...starting or not, they will have negative impact to Valanciunas' minutes) will limit Valanciunas' fantasy value this season.

Splitter also my my radar


If Jonas does well Ed Davis and Amir Johnson will not limit his minutes. Those two are barely average.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

This might sound strange but his contract worries me. He definitely isn't being paid like a starter which means that Portland doesn't think he's a starter. Maybe he'll fake it this year, but it worries me.
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