Posts Tagged ‘J.J. Hickson’

Disappointed by Casspi trade?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Omri Casspi’s start to the season surely has some questioning the trade that brought him here. I came across a handy website that could make you feel better (in addition to a future first round pick and J.J. Hickson only shooting 39.7% from the field this year).

According to one statistical method (regularized adjusted +/-), Hickson was:

The NBA\’s worst player in 2011

4th worst in 2010

3rd worst in 2009

And just for fun; of 11,504 two-man combinations that were employed by NBA teams from 2008 – 2011, the worst defensive pairing was (drumroll, please)…..Mo Williams and J.J. Hickson

Drawings from the Notebook of Chris Grant (episode eight):

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Last week, I promised a send-off to someone more deserving than Jonas Valanciunas.

And here is it.

Goodbye JJ…

J.J. Hickson leaves the Cavs their doughnuts...

You will be missed.


(to steal a Krolikism)

A Hicksomaniac


ps-This picture was again colored by the inimitable AJS.

pps- Check out for more drawings (though you guys have seen a number of them).

Drawings from Notebook of Chris Grant, (episode three):

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Well, this turned out to be prescient. (I drew it last Thursday.)

My non-pictorial thoughts—for the record:

If I’m Chris Grant and I get the opportunity to add Derrick Williams via the 4/8 for 2 trade, I do it.

I couple that sentiment with the belief that ultimately, Derrick Williams is not a 3 and thus he and J.J. would be in direct competition for a role that only one of them could fill. (J.J.’s never been an invigorating bench player, and we wouldn’t be drafting DW at 2 to mimic Paul Millsap.) While I’m not sure that Derrick is the more talented prospect—which is both a defense of J.J. and a minor indictment of DW, who, turns out, is not quite the athlete he’s purported to be—DW strikes me as the more reliable one. In the end, I think reliability trumps even talent, and it’s not like Derrick Williams is a slouch of a talent.

Also for the record: I legitimately love our occasionally wayward J.J., could see him having a 20 and 10 season next year, and if this deal fails to materialize I take back every word of what I just wrote.

Happy Sunday everyone :)


(One more note: this week’s picture was colored by my friend Nico Colaleo, who is a super-talented cartoonist with a website worth checking out if you’re at all interested in that sort of thing.)