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ralsu
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Member since Jul 2009
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Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?

David West will be a Free Agent this summer he's still putting up good # 17/7 on a good team. But he will be 33 next season.

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J.J. Hickson is put up 13/10 this season and will only be 25 next season.

Both will bring much needed toughness to this team.


teke184
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Zachary, LA
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
Hickson, as we need a center more than another 4.


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Jester
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
Considering that we have absolutely no need for another PF, I'd go with Hickson because he can at least play a little center, but neither of them really fit our needs.


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Fearthehat0307
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
hickson by a mile


CP3forMVP
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Nov 2010
565 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
The thing that scares me with Hickson is that he's in a contract year.


Fearthehat0307
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2007
59021 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
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The thing that scares me with Hickson is that he's in a contract year.
west plays our strongest position. by default you have to pick hickson


Broski
USA Fan
Member since Jun 2011
22678 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
West is ring chasing at this point in his career. He's not coming back.


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ralsu
LSU Fan
new orleans
Member since Jul 2009
2009 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
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west plays our strongest position. by default you have to pick hickson



I truly think PF is a position of need because I see AD as the Center of the future


brmark70816
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Member since Feb 2011
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re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
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truly think PF is a position of need because I see AD as the Center of the future


It would be a mistake to rush this. Davis is obviously not ready to play Center full time and making him gain a ton of weight will only hurt him as a player. He might still grow an inch or two, but I don't expect him to gain a lot of weight this summer. If he put on about 5-10 lbs of muscle this summer, I'd be happy. That'd put him around 230, which isn't enough to be a Center full time.

If you look at guys like Aldridge, Garnett and Bosh (all the guys I compare Davis to), it took them years to be able to play Center (mid 20's). Even then, their best position was still PF. I don't get why the team would move an all star, franchise PF to Center. I'd rather leave him at PF and let him thrive.


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Colonel Flagg
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
11127 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
I would consider Hickson more of a PF. He isn't that long.


GynoSandberg
Michigan Fan
Member since Jan 2006
41114 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
He's exclusively played center this season


Colonel Flagg
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
11127 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
I just don't think that means he is a legit center long term.


GynoSandberg
Michigan Fan
Member since Jan 2006
41114 posts

re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
Idk

He has 40 double doubles this year as a center. 6th most in the league, 4th best for centers


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SlowFlowPro
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re: Who would you take David West or J.J. Hickson ?
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Both will bring much needed toughness to this team.

i'm usually not the "he doesn't play defense" guy, but hickson seriously doesn't play any fricking defense


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