The Clippers have picked up their third-year option on shooting guard C.J. Wilcox, the team announced via a press release. This option is for the 2016/17 season, when Wilcox is scheduled to earn $1,209,600. Los Angeles now has approximately $77.7MM in guaranteed salary already committed for next season.
It wasn’t a sure thing that Los Angeles would exercise Wilcox’s option, with the team having reportedly explored a deal that would have sent Wilcox and Jamal Crawford to Denver in exchange for Wilson Chandler back in June. With the Clippers currently loaded at the wing positions, Wilcox doesn’t figure to see much burn this season unless the team is hit hard by injuries or those ahead of him on the depth chart severly underperform.
The 24-year-old appeared in 21 games for the Clippers during his rookie campaign, averaging 2.0 points, 0.3 rebounds, and 0.4 assists in just 4.8 minutes per contest after being selected with the No. 28 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. During summer league play this year, Wilcox notched averages of 14.0 PPG, 3.2 RPG, and 1.6 APG in 32.0 minutes of action per appearance.