A disappointing season for the Nuggets has gotten even worse, as forward J.J. Hickson will miss the rest of the season with a torn right ACL, the team announced on Saturday.
Hickson suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Mavericks. A date for the surgery is pending, according to the team.
Hickson, a sixth-year man out of North Carolina State, signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Nuggets last summer, his fourth NBA team. The 25-year-old averaged 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds this season in 69 games (52 starts) and his 26 double-doubles are tied for 20th in the NBA. He's also shooting 51 percent from the field.
The Nuggets are 31-38, in fourth place in the Northwest Division with 13 games left in the regular season.
OFFICIAL: #Nuggets F J.J. Hickson out for remainder of season with torn right ACL. http://t.co/3CP3AzUX6Z — Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) March 22, 2014