Chicago Bulls: Could J.J. Hickson Help out Their Bench?
Kings announce release of J.J. Hickson after shopping him hard before deadline to try to salvage trade that cost 'em Casspi & first-rounder— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 19, 2012
Hickson was traded to the Kings before the lockout. He had played in 35 games for the Kings, starting nine, while averaging 4.7 points and five rebounds per game.
Last season for the Cavs, Hickson averaged 13.7 points and 8.7 rebounds a game, including 28 double-doubles. How did the Kings screw this up?
The Bulls have remained thin on the front line all season. They only have five bigs on the roster with Brian Scalabrine being the fifth. Thankfully, unlike last season, the Bulls haven't had to suffer through any long injuries to either Carlos Boozer or Joakim Noah.
Adding Hickson to me seems like a no brainer. He reminds me a little of Taj Gibson and you can never have too many players like Gibson.
With Mike James signed to a 10-day contract, the Bulls currently have an open roster spot, so they wouldn't have to release anyone to add Hickson. He could also be insurance in case the Bulls were to trade Gibson in the offseason.
It would also give the Bulls a bigger edge over the Miami Heat as many experts view the Bulls bigs superior to those in Miami.
With no premier shooting guard on the market it would be smart for general manager Gar Foreman to just make the Bulls strength even stronger.
What do you think Bulls fans, should they sign J.J. Hickson or do you like the roster the way it is?
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