Jul 11

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 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.


  1. Awesome

    by matthewh8895 on 7/11/2012 6:16 PM
  2. There is one positive thing that has happened this free agency period. Hope this guy can continue to wow here in Portland.

    by postedbailblazers on 7/11/2012 6:32 PM
  3. Very nice!!!!

    by biggsstar21 on 7/11/2012 7:01 PM
  4. EXCELLENT signing @ THE perfect price! :) Leaves ALL parties w/ good options. Welcome back Mr. Hickson! Play well for us a full season & then we'll talk turkey (again ;)

    by Simpson on 7/11/2012 7:22 PM
  5. yesss!!! a hard worker who posted incredible numbers at the end of last season and we will retain the cap space for next offseason

    by lrac on 7/11/2012 7:38 PM
  6. This is great news! I was really worried we were going to lose him to another team.

    by ChrisRozwod on 7/11/2012 7:52 PM
  7. Thank Goodness, I always wondered why we didn't sign him to a nice long extension. But I hope that after another year of great effort put forth by JJ that he'll find an extension at his front door.

    by WES"3" MAT"2"S on 7/11/2012 8:20 PM
  8. Yay! Didn't think we were getting him back. Nice to hear. :)

    by Niki C on 7/11/2012 8:34 PM
  9. Thank you for reporting that. I am a fan of JJ's.

    by Hg on 7/11/2012 8:46 PM
  10. Truly a sign that the team has given up and is "rebuilding" rather than "retooling", but I love Hickson. I am excited to watch this young team grow. Time to bring back the "Rise with us" slogan - we have some really good young talent and still have a lot of money for next year.

    by sloshed on 7/12/2012 3:03 AM
  11. @sloshed:
    We still have LaMarcus, Batum, maybe, Wesley Nolan and Thomas, and we had JJ last year, so it is classified as a retool, but either way we are a young and exciting team with lots of new parts.

    by Hg on 7/12/2012 5:12 AM
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