While Nuggets fans were wondering who the team would go out and sign in free agency, the new front office decided to drop a massive bomb. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Denver Nuggets have signed J.J. Hickson to a 3-year, $15 million deal.
The Denver Nuggets have reached agreement on a three-year, $15 million deal with free agent J.J. Hickson, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2013
This signing doesn’t really make much sense and looks like a desperation move more than anything. Denver missed out on pretty much every valuable free agent and clearly felt like signing someone was necessary. But instead of addressing the lack of depth in the backcourt or a much-needed defensive-minded big, Tim Connelly and Co. went out and got Hickson.
With Andre Iguodala leaving, it seemed the Nuggets would allow their young players a lot of minutes to actually develop, which makes this signing all the more puzzling.
Even if the Nuggets are willing to move a player in the frontcourt, Hickson is not the kind of replacement you want for a franchise that aspires to be a championship contender some day.
What do you think about the signing?