Blazers Formally Sign J.J. Hickson
The Portland Trail Blazers have formally signed free agent power forward J.J. Hickson, British forward Joel Freeland and draft picks Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard.
The flurry of signings was announced by the Blazers on Friday while speculation continued to swirl about restricted free agent Nicolas Batum.
Hickson was claimed by the Blazers off waivers from Sacramento last March and played in 19 games for Portland, averaging 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds. He was signed to a 1-year deal.