The Brooklyn Nets are interested in Portland Trailblazers
forward J.J. Hickson, according to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News.
Heard the Nets are interested in Portland's JJ Hickson, who can veto a trade. Hickson would lose his Bird Rights if dealt.
— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) February 15, 2013
The Nets are attempting to add help at the four spot, and so far they’ve been tied to Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap. However, both avenues haven’t been fruitful, and they now appear to be shifting their attention to Hickson and the Trailblazers.
The Nets have given Bondy some “pushback” on his report of their interest in Hickson. Regardless, it’s clear they’re in the market for a big man and hope to add one before this month’s trade deadline expires.
Hickson’s in his fifth year in the NBA, and he’s turning in arguably his best performance. The 24-year-old is averaging 12.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for Portland this season.