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Nuggets Have Log Jam In Frontcourt With Signing Of J.J. Hickson

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 J.J. Hickson (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.J. Hickson (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

DENVER (CBS4) – After the Denver Nuggets lost several key players from last season’s team that won a record 57 games before bowing out in the first round of the playoffs, it seemed they would be going after a shooter that they’ve needed for years.

Instead of going after a shooter in free agency, the Nuggets focused their efforts on re-signing Andre Iguodala, who opted to sign with the Golden State Warriors.

The Nuggets could have gone after Kyle Korver or J.J. Redick. Instead, they settled for another J.J. – J.J. Hickson.

Hickson, a 6-foot-9 power forward, agreed to terms with the Nuggets Sunday afternoon and will reportedly get a three-year deal worth $15 million. He averaged a double-double for the Portland Trail Blazers last year.

Signing Hickson is a curious move for the Nuggets since they already have a loaded frontcourt with Javale McGee, Kenneth Faried, Anthony Randolph, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Darrell Arthur. They’re re-signing Timofey Mozgov.

Now that they’ve have signed Hickson, it’s almost a given that somebody will be traded.

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