For the rest of the season I'd go with Faried. More upside, better motor, more athletic, I also think we are seeing Hickson at (possibly above) his ceiling right now. Hickson is better right now, but he has yet to pull off a full season of consistency. The only thing holding Faried back is George Karl trying to play Nelly ball in Denver. That 4 guards and a center play looks terrible for the Nugs, I really hope that era ends soon for them.
On a side note, I wonder if Hickson will play this well after he gets signed this summer? This feels like some contract year play from him; he smells like Erick Dampier circa 2003-2004 to me.