After two seasons buried on the Clippers’ depth chart, going into last season in Orlando it seemed like this was C.J. Wilcox’s chance to break out and prove he was a rotation player. It never happened. He battled knee tendonitis and a series of minor injuries from the start, and when he got the chance he shot just 25.8 percent overall and 2 percent from three. Orlando moved on.
Portland is going to give him a chance to develop, but mostly in the G-League, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Wilcox can spend 45 days up with the Trail Blazers but primarily he will be down in the G-league getting reps. Wilcox has shown he can shoot from three — he shot 39 percent from deep his second season with the Clippers — and he has handles and can penetrate. Now he has to prove he can stay healthy and show off those shooting and offensive skills on a regular basis.