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  1. Report: Blazers likely to let Eric Maynor become an unrestricted free agent

    Mar 24, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Eric Maynor, Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, J.J. Hickson

    Damian Lillard already had locked up Rookie of the Year honors with his stellar play the first half of the season, and that was long before a deadline deal got him some backcourt help in the form of Eric Maynor, who the team acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Since Maynor’s arrival, Lillard’s numbers have…

  2. Kings buy out J.J. Hickson

    Mar 19, 2012, 5:05 PM EST

    Hickson Kings

    From Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski: JJ Hickson has completed a buyout with the Kings, league source tells Y! The 23-year old Hickson was drafted 19th overall by the Cavaliers in 2008 after his freshman year at North Carolina State. Hickson is a tremendous athlete, showed flashes of brilliance with Cleveland, and even started for the Cavaliers before…

  3. J.J. Hickson is one game and done in Israel

    Nov 4, 2011, 3:16 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    J.J. Hickson is not going to go down in history as one of the legends of Israeli basketball. The Sacramento Kings forward played one game for Bnei Hasharon of Israel but has been released after one game because he was late for a couple practices. Practice? Yes, we’re talkin’ ’bout practice. Noam Schiller, writer for…

  4. J.J. Hickson signs to play in Israel during lockout

    Oct 21, 2011, 12:02 PM EST

    2008 NBA Rookie Portraits

    You are not going to see a flood of NBA stars headed overseas now that the lockout has gotten ugly. Players talk about it, but most teams have full rosters and the NBA players that have gone overseas have struggled to adjust. Teams are not going to pay big money to NBA guys if they…

  5. Video: Best plays from week one of Vegas Impact series

    Sep 16, 2011, 12:50 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Part of next week I’m going to be out in Vegas for the end of the Impact Competitive Training Series, what has affectionately become known as the “lockout league.” But for now, I’m like the rest of you basketball junkies, trying to get my fix with highlights and EuroBasket streams. Here are the highlights from…

  6. Video: Watch J.J. Hickson throw it down at Impact series

    Sep 14, 2011, 1:22 PM EST

    2008 NBA Rookie Portraits

    In what has largely been an entertaining pickup game at the Impact Compeititve Basketball Series in Las Vegas, just about nobody has been more entertaining than J.J. Hickson. The guy plays above the rim. Kings fans drool thinking about him on the wings of the break with Tyreke Evans running the show and DeMarcus Cousins…

  7. Who looked good in Vegas Day 2: J.J. Hickson, Josh Selby

    Sep 14, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Phoenix Suns

    Day two of the Impact Competitive Training Series out in Las Vegas saw some interesting run but still lacked star power. That is expected to change, by the way, with the arrival of John Wall on Wednesday. Talking to a couple people there, the style is a wide-open, pickup style. That means it’s pretty entertaining…

  8. Tyreke Evans wants to set up Kings practices during lockout

    Aug 12, 2011, 7:55 PM EST

    Tyreke Evans

    Amar’e Stoudemire is doing it with the Knicks. Zach Randolph is doing it with the Grizzlies. Now Tyreke Evans may do it with the Kings — set up practices during the lockout. That’s what he told Cowbell Kingdom during a podcast. “I was thinking about that, calling some of the players up, trying to get…

  9. Report: Spurs, Knicks called Cavaliers about Casspi

    Jul 4, 2011, 11:01 AM EST

    Omri Casspi

    The only really interesting pre-lockout trade in the NBA was the Cavaliers sending J.J. Hickson to the Sacramento Kings for Omri Casspi and a future pick (likely first rounder but there are a number of protections on it). Generally, it is thought the Kings won that trade (they got the better player). But there is…

  10. Cavaliers trade J.J. Hickson to Kings for Omri Casspi

    Jun 30, 2011, 1:37 PM EST

    Omri Casspi

    Multiple reports now have the deal done, one trade right before the deadline. The Cavaliers and Kings will swap young forwards, with J.J. Hickson going to the Kings for Omri Casspi. This deal may be the last before lockout begins at midnight, according to a tweet from Marc Stein or ESPN. The Cavaliers also would…

  11. Report: Cavaliers shopping J.J. Hickson, too

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:03 PM EST

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    At this point, there is no move the Cavaliers can make that would surprise me. Because, at this point — the absolute nadir of a rebuilding process — what player on that roster do you have to keep? Now J.J. Hickson, he is being shopped around according to a tweet from the well-connected Brian Windhorst…

  12. Cavaliers win could be blueprint for Heat playoff trouble

    Mar 29, 2011, 11:27 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Baron Davis and his swagger are a great storyline and a Heat killer. The cathartic feeling for Cavaliers fans makes headlines and the legions of Heat haters happy. Heat fans will rightfully counter this is one relatively meaningless game. And they’re right, this one game doesn’t matter. Rather, what should worry Heat fans is how…

  13. Cavs Win! Cavs Win! Cavs Win! (It still counts against the Clippers)

    Feb 12, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

    Antawn Jamison

    There is something historically appropriate that the Cavaliers ended their losing streak against the Clippers. Cleveland’s oddly fascinating losing streak ended dramatically at 26 with a 126-119 overtime win at home on Friday night. It seemed a fitting way to go — the Cavs had been giving the effort (mostly) for weeks, but had not…

  14. The Cavaliers can’t lose them all… can they?

    Feb 5, 2011, 3:20 AM EST

    J.J. Hickson, Marc Gasol, Sam Young

    It’s just become hard to watch. What forward J.J. Hickson said after Friday’s loss to the Grizzlies — number 23 in a row — summed the desperation up well. “They say you can’t win ‘em all, but in the same light, you can’t lose ‘em all either,” Hickson said. “So, if we stay (focused), I…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Cavaliers almost won one. Almost.

    Feb 3, 2011, 2:44 AM EST

    Pacers Cavaliers Basketball

    What you missed while thinking about every move Nicolas Cage ever made… Pacers 117, Cavaliers 112: And we are at 22 losses in a row — but it was so, so close. This game was tied at 110-110 with just over a minute left. First the Pacers’ Darren Collison knocked down a three pointer. After…

  16. Byron Scott, J.J. Hickson have clear the air meeting

    Jan 4, 2011, 9:53 AM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Phoenix Suns

    It was going to be an ugly year in Cleveland, we all knew that. Even Dan Gilbert knew that, whether he would admit it or not (even to himself). One of the expected silver linings was going to be the growth and emergence of J.J. Hickson, who was going to finally get plenty of chances…

  17. Byron Scott likes effort, will stick with new lineup. For at least a week.

    Dec 9, 2010, 1:18 PM EST

    Memphis Grizzlies v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Byron Scott had watched his team seemingly sulk through games ever since the Miami Heat destroyed them, and he had seen enough. He wanted to give them a swift kick in the, um, rear. So Jamario Moon you can watch this one in a suit. JJ Hickson, take a seat. Antawn Jamison and Daniel Gibson,…

  18. Antawn Jamison came off the bench for Cleveland, and he didn’t like it

    Oct 27, 2010, 8:45 PM EST

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    Byron Scott made the smart move — he started J.J. Hickson at power forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night. It’s smart because the Cavaliers are building for the future, and Hickson is young and needs the experience. It’s smart because the Cavaliers want to run and Hickson is maybe the best athlete on the…

  19. Byron Scott is not happy with JJ Hickson in Cleveland

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:59 AM EST

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    There is always a silver lining. One of the little ones in Cleveland was that JJ Hickson was finally going to get the run and recognition he deserved. No shadow of LeBron, new coach with a running system, this was going to be Hickson’s coming out party. But while Hickson is putting up 14.3 points…

  20. Cavaliers starting five basically set, with Hickson beating out Jamison

    Oct 19, 2010, 12:45 PM EST

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    Things are going to look a lot different in Cleveland. No LeBron James, a lot less isolation in the offense, them getting out and running rather than being one of the slowest teams in the NBA. More losses, too. The starting lineup looks basically set, according to the Akron Beacon Journal: Mo Williams at the…

  21. Round one to JJ Hickson over Antawn Jamison, barely

    Oct 6, 2010, 12:45 PM EST

    Byron Scott’s biggest challenge… let me rephrase that because Scott has a multitude of challenges taking over the post-LeBron Cavaliers. One of Scott’s biggest challenges is the four spot — the proven veteran Antawn Jamison or the future of the team at the position, JJ Hickson? While it is not a totally either/or situation, the…

  22. NBA Season Preview: The Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sep 20, 2010, 1:01 PM EST

    Last season: 61-21, best record in the NBA, but an early exit in the second round of the playoffs after they ran into a deeper and more defensive-minded Boston team. Unless you’re from Cleveland, in which case LeBron quit. Obviously. Head Coach: Byron Scott takes over the helm of a rebuilding project, looking to bring…

  23. Scout's list of five guys due for a breakout season

    Sep 7, 2010, 2:13 PM EST

    A handful of things we know about this NBA season. The Lakers will be good. The Celtics will lose three straight and some columnist in Boston will write them off seemingly forgetting last season. Cleveland will struggle. But it is the surprises that make the season fun. The unexpected. Like the guys who surprise the…

  24. One Cavalier to watch: J.J. Hickson

    Aug 6, 2010, 3:27 PM EST

    While the Cavaliers were losing to the Boston Celtics, J.J. Hickson spent a lot of time watching. Hickson played just shy of 21 minutes a game during last regular season, but that dropped to 7.2 minutes per game in the playoffs. Plenty of people wanted to know why. Byron Scott is not going to make…

  25. Now what, Cavaliers?

    Jul 9, 2010, 5:00 PM EST

    Come early November, there will be NBA games at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Nobody in Cleveland wants to think about it today, but it will happen. And  can wonder what the Cleveland Cavalier roster will look like for Byron Scott. Who now has a very different job than the one he hoped for.…

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