Jamil Wilson Close To Signing In Italy

Talks between former Clippers forward Jamil Wilson and Italy’s Fiat Torino have reached the advanced stage.

The news was originally reported by Tuttosport and relayed by Sportando.

Wilson will apparently leave the door open for a return to the NBA. The contract being discussed would have NBA and EuroLeague escapes, according to the report.

Wilson appeared in 15 games on a two-way contract with the Clippers last season, including 10 starts, and averaged 7.0 PPG in 18.3 MPG. He was waived in January and the Lakers seriously considered signing him. They decided not to give him a 10-day contract after he was named in a civil suit involving sexual battery and fraud, though it was never made clear whether that led to their change of heart.

He eventually wound up with the Pacers’ G League team in Fort Wayne, Ind. before signing with Italy’s Serie A team, Virtus Bologna.

Wilson will be under the guidance of a familiar face if he joins the Italian club. Longtime NBA coach Larry Brown signed a contract early this summer to coach Fiat Torino.

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