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Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson out for season with torn ACL

J.J. Hickson (Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images) J.J. Hickson has a team-leading 26 double-doubles this season. (Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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