Wojnarowski: Trail Blazers Sign Hickson
By caseyholdahl Posted in: j.j.hickson
Many assumed J.J. Hickson's brief stint with the Trail Blazers was over after the team declined to extend a the qualifying offer prior to the start of free agency. But it sounds like Hickson will be back on the bench for at least the 2012-13 season after, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, he signed a one-year deal Wednesday afternoon:
A few minutes afterward, Sam Amick of SI.com chimed in with an on-the-record confirmation from Hickson's representation:
Amick also notes the contract terms, as reported by a source:
As reported, this seems like a very fair deal for both parties. It give the Trail Blazers a chance to take an extended look at Hickson, a proven option at power forward behind LaMarcus Aldridge, while allowing J.J. to keep his options open going into the 2013 offseason. Congrats J.J.