The Nets have reportedly added Trail Blazers big man J.J. Hickson to their list of desired power forwards with expiring contracts, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy.
A deal for Hickson could be a difficult maneuver to accomplish for Brooklyn's brass, as the 24-year-old would have to sacrifice his Bird Rights. With Hickson's ability to veto any trade to protect those rights, a trade for Josh Smith or Paul Millsap seems far more conceivable for the Nets.
Hickson is currently averaging 12.7 points and 10.3 rebounds a game while shooting a career-high 56.6 percent from the field. He's started all but one game for Portland, seeing action at both power forward and center.