Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
But it’s difficult to see how Hickson fits. Washington has emphasized having a floor-spacing four, and Hickson isn’t that. His defensive issues become even more pronounced as the center in a one-big lineup.
The Wizards probably hope everyone stays healthy and they won’t have to worry about integrating Hickson.
If Hickson is kept outside the rotation, at least he’d be riding the bench for a potential playoff team rather than the struggling Nuggets. And Washington might even offer a clearer path to playing time, despite all the difficulties that would entail.