J.J. Hickson has agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Hickson averaged a double-double last season with the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 12.7 points along with a career-high 10.4 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets have actively made adjustments to their frontcourt this summer. They traded Kosta Koufos to the Memphis Grizzlies in a deal that landed them power forward Darrell Arthur. Center Timofey Mozgov's future with Denver is still unknown. The Nuggets have extended a qualifying offer to the big man to make him a restricted free agent, but he is also being courted by Russian team Lokomotiv Kuban.
It has been a summer of change in Denver. The Nuggets have replaced longtime head coach George Karl, Executive of the Year Masai Ujiri and missed out on retaining versatile forward Andre Iguodala, who agreed to terms with the Golden State Warriors after opting out of the final year of his contract.