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Nuggets' J.J. Hickson looks to return by January

By on 5/17/2014 06:30:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets had a very disappointing 2013-2014 season, winning just 36 games. That was a 21 win drop from 2012-2013. Much of the problems can be attributed to a defense that was 28th in points allowed at 106.5 points per game. On the injury front, center J.J. Hickson, who missed 13 games due to a knee injury, is rehabbing from an ACL tear and looks to return at the beginning of 2015.

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Chris Haynes,  Blazers Insider for Comcast SportsNet Northwest, tweeted the following on Hickson's status.
Hickson had surgery at the end of March to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. The injury occurred early in the fourth quarter of a blowout loss to the Mavericks on March 22, when he went down along the baseline. Hickson was having a very solid season, averaging 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.

Hickson is a six-year NBA veteran out of North Carolina State.  He has played for the Cavaliers, Trail Blazers, Kings and Nuggets.  He averaged a career high 13.8 points per game in 2010-2011 and a career high 10.4 rebounds per game last season with the Trail Blazers.  Hickson has career averages of 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 426 games.

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