if Blazers were willing to give Batum a ridiculous sum of money then I see no reason why they wouldn't want to do the same for Hickson, even though they have a terrible habit of sitting him for long periods in games for no fucking reason even if he is doing well. God damn do I ever hate small ball and when people give into the other team doing it.
A lot of people thinks he lived up to his contract so far. Putting up 15-5-6-1-1 is pretty good. The reason they sit Hickson is because his defense is terrible and his basketball IQ isn't good. I read somewhere that the GM has no intention to give mediocre players long term contracts.