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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 69 games (52 starts) for the Denver Nuggets in his sixth NBA season, averaged 11.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks in 26.9 minutes... Tallied 21 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes vs. LAC on 3/17 … Recorded 20 points on 8-14 shooting to go along with nine rebounds vs. ORL on 3/12 … Posted a career-high 25 rebounds, including 15 offensive boards and also added 16 points vs. POR on 2/25 … Tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds at MIL on 2/20 … Registered 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds at MIN on 2/12 … Had 15 points and 16 rebounds at DET on 2/8 … Recorded 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. IND on 1/25 … Posted 13 points to go along with a career-high 24 rebounds at GSW on 1/15 … Registered 21 points (8-9 FG’s) and grabbed 10 boards at UTA on 1/13 … Had 19 points and 11 rebounds vs. PHI on 1/1 … Recorded 16 points and 10 boards at NOP on 12/27 … Posted 13 points (6-10 FG’s) and 14 rebounds vs. PHX on 12/20 … Registered 20 points and 14 rebounds vs. OKC on 12/17 … Recorded 19 points (8-12 FG’s) and 11 boards vs. NOP on 12/15 … Posted 17 points (6-8 FG’s) and seven boards at BOS on 12/6 … Registered 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at CLE on 12/4 … Posted 13 points and 11 rebounds vs. NYK on 11/29 … Recorded a season-high 22 points (8-11 FG’s) at DAL on 11/25 … Posted 14 points and nine rebounds vs. CHI on 11/21 … Collected 18 points, 19 rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes at OKC on 11/8 … Tallied 12 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes vs. MIN on 11/15.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Portland): Appeared in 80 games (all starts), averaging 12.7 points, career-high 10.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 29.0 minutes . . . Ranked sixth in the NBA in field-goal percentage (.562), seventh in rebounding and seventh in double-doubles (40) . . . He and Dwight Howard were the only players to average at more than 12 points and 10 rebounds while shooting at least .550 from the field . . . His nine consecutive double-doubles from Dec. 5-26 marked the longest such streak by a Portland player since Terry Porter in 1987 . . . Shot .500 or better from the field in 25 straight games from Jan.15-March 10, the fourth-longest streak in the NBA in the last 25 years . . . Tallied 11 points and eight rebounds in 20 minutes vs. DET on 11/6 . . . Recorded 24 points (10-of-14 FG), 16 rebounds and three assists vs. New Orleans on Dec. 16 . . . Finished with a season-high 26 points (9-of-13 FG), 15 rebounds and two blocks against Dallas on Jan. 29 . . . Posted 18 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks versus Denver on Dec. 20 . . . In each game with 20-plus points (seven games), grabbed at least 11 rebounds.

2011-12 (Sacramento, Portland): Averaged 8.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 23.0 minutes during 54 games (19 starts) with Sacramento and Portland . . . Averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.95 blocks in 19 games (10 starts) for the Trail Blazers after being acquired as a free agent on March 15 . . . Tied for sixth in the NBA with six double-doubles in the month of April . . . Only Trail Blazer to record a double-double in four consecutive games (April 9-15) in 2011-12 . . . Averaged 18.5 points and 10.7 rebounds in 10 starts with the Trail Blazers . . . Recorded a season-high 29 points (13-19 FG) on March 30 at L.A. Clippers . . . Averaged 4.7 points (37.0% FG, 63.8% FT), 5.1 rebounds and 18.4 minutes in 35 games (nine starts) for Sacramento . . . Missed six games (March 2-11) due to a hip pointer suffered vs. LA Clippers on March 1.

2010-11 (Cleveland): Played in 80 games (66 starts) for the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 13.8 points (45.8% FG, 67.3% FT), 8.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.60 steals and 28.2 minutes per game, all career highs . . . Recorded 28 double-doubles, ranking 19th in the league . . . Finished the season with six straight double-doubles . . . Over his last 13 games, averaged 19.1 points on 51.3 percent shooting from the field and 12.5 rebounds while recording 11 double-doubles . . . Led the team in scoring 19 times, rebounds 40 times and blocks 19 times . . . Scored a career-high 31 points versus Atlanta on Nov. 2, and then again at Memphis on Feb. 4, to go along with 15 rebounds . . . Grabbed a then career-high 20 rebounds (including a career-high 11 offensive rebounds) at Chicago on Jan. 22 . . . Scored 24 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and had a career-high five blocks against New York on Feb. 25.

2009-10 (Cleveland): Appeared in 81 games (73 starts), averaging 8.5 points (55.4% FG, 68.1% FT), 4.9 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 20.9 minutes per game . . . Led or tied for the team lead in points twice, in rebounds 10 times, in steals five times and in blocks 17 times . . . Cavs were 25-4 when he scored 10 or more points and 6-2 when he scored 20 or more points . . . Became only the sixth Cavs player to shoot at least 9-of-9 from the field while scoring 21 points versus Golden State on Dec. 17 . . . Grabbed a then career-high 16 rebounds versus Atlanta on April 2.

2008-09 (Cleveland): Averaged 4.0 points (51.5% FG, 67.2% FT), 2.7 rebounds and 11.4 minutes per game in 62 games . . . Led or tied for the team lead in blocks five times, in steals three times and rebounds on one occasion.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Cleveland in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft (19th overall) . . . Traded by the Cavaliers to the Sacramento Kings for Omri Casspi and a first-round pick (3/21/12) . . . Waived by Sacramento (3/19/12) . . . Signed as a free agent by Portland (3/21/12) . . . Re-signed with Portland (7/13/12) . . . signed as a free agent by Denver (7/11/13).

COLLEGE:
Played one season at North Carolina State, earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors and was named Honorable Mention All-Conference . . . In 31 games (26 starts), averaged 14.8 points (59.1% FG), a conference second-best 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks (sixth in the conference) . . . Was named ACC Rookie of the Week on three occasions . . . Scored 20 or more points seven times and registered 10 double-doubles . . . Set an ACC single-game freshman record by pulling down a career-high 23 rebounds and also added 13 points and four blocked shots versus Clemson . . . Scored a career-high 33 points on 10-for-11 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds versus Western Carolina . . . In his collegiate debut versus William & Mary, finished with 31 points on a perfect 12-for-12 shooting and pulled down seven rebounds . . . Put up 27 points and 14 rebounds versus Miami in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

PERSONAL:
Full name is James Edward Hickson . . . Is an only child . . . Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 2 power forward in the high school class of 2007 . . . Favorite possession is his iPod . . . Enjoys watching movies and fishing . . . Favorite sport other than basketball is football.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 242 lbs./ 109.8 kg
Born: September 04, 1988
From: North Carolina State University
Draft: 1st Round (19th pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Denver Nuggets 2014 - 2014
  Portland Trail Blazers 2013 - 2013
  Denver Nuggets 2013 - 2013
  Portland Trail Blazers 2012 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: North Carolina State/USA

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