Not that it means a whole lot, but J.J. Hickson kicked some ass in his Summer League debut:
Cavaliers first-round pick J.J. Hickson had 26 points and nine rebounds, but a balanced attack led the New York Knicks to a 97-94 summer-league victory Monday in Las Vegas.
Hickson, a 6-9 power forward from North Carolina State who was playing at center, was 11-of-15 from the floor.
Not that this matters in the grand scheme of things, but it’s always nice to see the rookie putting up some points (from the paint no less). The farther away we get from the draft, the more comfortable I feel with Hickson’s selection.
In other news, Tractor Traylor played and scored 8 points for the Cavaliers. I always liked Robert (I thought his passing was way underrated) and if he and Hickson could provide some depth off the bench, it’ll make the inevitable loss of Anderson Varejao much more palpable.