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The Cavaliers don't have much to be excited about this season, but J.J. Hickson has at least been promising. The raw, but talented big man has grown as a player throughout the course of the year and Cavs fans are very excited about what he brings to the team.
Last season Dan Gilbert passed up on Amar'e via trade because he did not want to give up Hickson. Although that is something he probably regrets now because LeBron likely would've stayed had he been playing with STAT, you can see why he didn't want to give up a player like Hickson.
Hickson, like Stoudemire, is an athletic freak and his offensive game is developing. The area I've seen him progress in this season is as a shot blocker. Hickson has been anchoring Cleveland's defense since Varejao went down for the season and although they have been losing, he's been holding his own.
Hickson is going to be a good player in this league someday and maybe even great if he can develop a jump shot like Amar'e did.