Blazers trade J.J. Hickson, Jared Jeffries to Sacramento for Chuck Hayes, Tyler Honeycutt
December 7, 2012 - The Trail Blazers take on the big contract of Chuck Hayes to fill the defensive void at the Center position while also acquiring a project in Honeycutt. It comes at a cost however as starting power forward J.J. Hickson returns to his former team. Hickson was starting to play well for Portland, but the Blazers, near the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency, knew they needed to acquire a true Center, and get one in 6'6" Chuck Hayes.
While Hickson did not play well during his tenure with the Kings, the team was more of a financial one as they dump the 3 year, $17 million contract of Hayes. "I must have done something right for them to acquire me again, I guess," chucked Hickson in an interview. The Kings also take on the smaller deal of Jared Jeffries, who may take over the role of DeMarcus Cousins's backup.
The Trail Blazers also waived forward Shawne Williams this morning.
RealGM Trade Grades:
Portland Trail Blazers Rotation - 12/7/2012
PG - Damian Lillard | Starter
SG - Wesley Matthews | Starter
SF - Nicolas Batum | Starter
PF - LaMarcus Aldridge | Starter
C - Chuck Hayes | Starter
G - Nolan Smith | Sixth Man
C - Meyers Leonard | Role Player
F - James Posey | Role Player
G - Ronnie Price | Role Player
F - Tyler Honeycutt | Prospect
F - Luke Babbitt | Bench Warmer
C - Dan Gadzuric | Bench Warmer
G - Elliot Williams | Prospect [+]
buzzy wrote:have fun with that free throw on Hayes
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hova- wrote:That Batum dunk is looking great.
hova- wrote:Not a good week dropping you out of the playoff picture a bit. Lakers struggle like IRL. Any plans for the trading deadline ?
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