From SB Nation:
The Sacramento Kings have agreed to buy out the remainder of the final year of disappointing forward J.J. Hickson’s contract, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The fourth-year pro is in the final year of his rookie contract and was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. The Kings tried dealing him at the trade deadline, but found no offers they liked.
Hickson is averaging just 4.7 points per game this season while shooting 37 percent from the field for Sacramento. He began the year as the starting power forward, but lost his spot and has fallen out of the rotation altogether. He had been acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in an offseason trade prior to the lockout for small forward Omri Casspi and a future first-round pick.
Wow. The Kings have waived JJ Hickson.
— Jim Crandell (@JimCrandell) March 19, 2012
Remember when the Cavs refused to include JJ Hickson in that trade for Amare??? Lmaoooo that turned out well!
— IG: QueenTee86 (@FlawdazFinest86) March 19, 2012
Wait, JJ Hickson has been waived? The guy the Cavaliers wouldn't trade for Amare Stoudemire in 2010? Yikes.
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) March 19, 2012
JJ Hickson is waived – the untouchable piece the Cavs wouldn't trade for Amar'e Stoudemire… who might have kept LeBron in Cleveland. Oops.
— John Schmeelk (@Schmeelk) March 19, 2012
Kings buy out JJ Hickson. Although 6-9 got to think he's Heat big-man candidate. LeBron loves him, gave him big hug after game last month.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 19, 2012