Former Clipper Jamil Wilson To Play In Italy

Former Clippers forward Jamil Wilson has reached a deal to play in Italy, a source tells Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. According to Carchia, Wilson will sign a contract with Fiat Torino that includes both NBA and EuroLeague outs (Twitter link).

Wilson, 27, appeared in 15 games (10 starts) on a two-way contract with the Clippers last season, averaging 7.0 PPG and 2.1 RPG with a .469/.429/.500 shooting line in 18.3 MPG. However, he was waived by Los Angeles in January.

The Lakers considered signing Wilson after he became a free agent, reportedly reaching an agreement on a 10-day deal. The club quickly reversed course though, deciding against adding Wilson to its roster after he was named in a civil suit involving sexual battery and fraud. While the Lakers didn’t publicly confirm that those legal issues led to their change of heart, Wilson’s agent said at the time that the “false accusations” had “irreparably harmed” his client’s NBA career.

Wilson, a 6’7″ small forward, later signed with Italian club Virtus Bologna to finish the 2017/18 season, and is now set to stick in Italy for the 2018/19 campaign. He’ll have until January 1 to opt out of his contract for a EuroLeague opportunity and until February 1 to opt out for an NBA offer, per Carchia. Assuming he doesn’t receive interest from teams in either of those leagues, Wilson will spend the season playing for former NBA head coach Larry Brown with Fiat Torino.

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