J.J. Hickson Trade Update
The Portland Trail Blazers have been shopping J.J. Hickson, but their asking price has been incredibly high. Portland is asking for a player as well as a first-round pick. It’s no surprise that other teams aren’t willing to give up that much for Hickson. After this season, the veteran power forward/center can become an unrestricted free agent.
If Portland doesn’t trade Hickson, don’t expect any significant moves from them. Blazers GM Neil Olshey has made it clear that the team won’t make any deal that gives up one of their young players or compromises their long-term cap flexibility.
— Alex Kennedy