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Portland Trail Blazers' J.J. Hickson
Final Landing Spot: Milwaukee Bucks
J.J. Hickson is a 24-year-old big man who just averaged 12.7 points and 10.4 rebounds for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012-13.
After being bought out by the Sacramento Kings during the 2011-12 campaign, Hickson needed to demonstrate consistent professionalism last season, and he did specifically that.
As a natural power forward, Hickson appeared in 80 games for the Trail Blazers at center in an effort to best support All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge.
On the free-agent market this summer, Hickson will have suitors because of that.
For the Milwaukee Bucks, Hickson can step into the power forward spot alongside Larry Sanders at center and Ersan Ilyasova at small forward and contribute both offensively and on the glass.
The Bucks will have the cap space available to offer Hickson a deal in the three-year, $15 million range, and that should be enough to get it done.
As a complement to Sanders' defensive game, Hickson could help form an active young tandem up front for the Bucks for the next few years.