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    Washington Wizards boosts frontcourt depth, signs J.J. Hickson for remainder of NBA season

    Feb 26, 2016
    J.J. Hickson was bought out by Denver earlier this week but quickly found a home in Washington. AP

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have signed J.J. Hickson for the remainder of the season after the forward was bought out by the Denver Nuggets earlier in the week.

    Hickson averaged 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 20 games for the Nuggets this season. In 519 NBA games with Cleveland, Sacramento, Portland and Denver, he has averaged 9.7 points and 6.9 rebounds.

    The 27-year-old joins Markieff Morris among Wizards newcomers. Washington acquired from the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline.

    Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld says Hickson is a solid veteran who will bring more depth to the frontcourt.

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    J.J. Hickson was bought out by Denver earlier this week but quickly found a home in Washington. AP
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