Wilcox Assigned To D-League


Rowan Kavner

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. – First-round pick C.J. Wilcox will be headed to the NBA Development League.

The Clippers will assign Wilcox to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, who are affiliated with 13 different NBA teams, including the Clippers.

Head coach Doc Rivers said earlier this year he’s had informal, preliminary discussions with ownership about the possibility of the Clippers getting their own exclusive D-League affiliate, but nothing substantial has happened in that regard yet.

Without an exclusive affiliate, Rivers has talked about his hesitancy to send players to the D-League, where playing time can’t be guaranteed. But the Clippers eventually made the decision to assign Wilcox, who hasn’t gotten many opportunities to play this season.

Wilcox played in three games for the Clippers, going 3-for-5 from the floor and 3-for-4 from 3-point range. The rookie was selected 28th overall by the Clippers in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Washington, where he set the team record for most career 3-pointers with 301, which also ranks sixth in Pac-12 history.

This is the first D-League assignment for Wilcox and the first for the Clippers since Travis Leslie was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam on March 30, 2012.

The Clippers also have until 2 p.m. Wednesday to decide whether or not to keep Jared Cunningham, who’s the only player on the roster without a guaranteed contract.