Feb 7, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Sacramento Kings forward J.J. Hickson (31) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Kings 86-84. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE
The Phoneix Suns and Golden State Warriors have been tabbed as the most likely destinations for forward J.J. Hickson after he and the Sacramento Kings agreed to a buyout on his $2.3 million expiring contract on Monday.
Golden State and Phoenix emerge as frontrunners for J.J. Hickson should he clear waivers, league sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 19, 2012
Hoopsworld.com is reporting that the Golden State Warriors are expected to sign Hickson:
The Golden State Warriors have emerged as the frontrunner to sign J.J. Hickson after he clears waivers, according to sources close to the situation. Hickson was waived by the Sacramento Kings on Monday afternoon.
Hickson will clear waivers in 48 hours and league sources expect him to sign with Golden State.
The Kings originally acquired Hickson from the Cleveland Cavaliers in a trade last June. Back spasms have prevented Hickson from having an impact for the Kings; he has only played six minutes in the team's last ten games.