Source: Warriors, Hickson Begin Talks
The Warriors are in the early stages of discussions for free agent big man J.J. Hickson, according to league sources.
Armed with a mid-level exception, the Warriors are seeking frontline help to play behind starters Andrew Bogut and David Lee. Hickson — a 6-foot-9, 242-pounder — figures to address the Warriors needs for athleticism, rebounding and some scoring.
The Warriors wanted to get Hickson after Sacramento waived him late season. But Portland claimed him off waivers, and Hickson averaged 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds in 19 games with the Blazers.