J.J. Hickson is finalizing contract with Chinese team
Another former NBA player is set to explore the Asian region, particularly China, as he makes the Fujian Sturgeons the next stop in his career.
After stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, and Washington Wizards J.J. Hickson will now be embracing a much more celebrated role for the Chinese team.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported on the news.
Hickson was the 19th pick in the 2008 draft by Cleveland. He holds career numbers of 9.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. In the 2012-2013 season, he averaged a double-double for the Blazers.
J.J. Hickson initially held quite a promise with his athleticism during his early years. But questions regarding his defense, focus, and intensity prevented him from realizing his true potential. Hopefully, this pit stop injects that drive in order for him to get another shot in the big league.