The Golden State Warriors are looking to add another big man to their front-court.
Mark Thompson II of the Oakland Tribune reports that Golden State has begun talking to free agent Power Forward J.J. Hickson. The mutual interest stretches all the way back to last season when the Warriors were close to signing him before he was claimed off of waivers by the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Warriors are pretty stacked at Center now with three 7 footers but could use another Power Forward to come off the bench for David Lee. Hickson would add athleticism and rebounding to the Warriors front-court.
Hickson struggled to fit in with the Sacramento Kings last season but averaged 15.1 PPG and 8.3 RPG in 19 games when he was picked up by Portland.
Details have not been released regarding the type of contract Hickson is looking for in free agency but the Warriors do have a mid-level excpetion at their disposal.
The Warriors have been fairly quiet in Free Agency this off-season trying not to overspend but have been trying to address issues with their roster.
They have also shown interest in Power Forward Jason Hill, another unrestricted free agent.