Blazers claim forward J.J. Hickson

Updated: March 21, 2012, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers have picked up forward J.J. Hickson off waivers.

Hickson was waived by Sacramento on Monday. The Kings acquired him last June from Cleveland for forward Omri Casspi and a conditional future first-round draft pick. He played 35 games for the Kings, averaging 4.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per contest.

Golden State and Phoenix had also been reported to have interest in the 6-foot-9 Hickson, who had been bothered recently by back ...

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