Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. Wilcox gave thanks to the organization on Friday, crediting them with helping him in his battles with depression and injuries.
I’m thankful because there have been so many dark times & pits of depression in the last year that I have come very close to closing this chapter in my life & moving on to something else. I’m thankful because the Portland Trail Blazers organization took a chance on me to help me get healthy, to figure out what is wrong with my knee and how to fix it. They went above and beyond expectations to figure out what was going on, putting in extra time, throwing around ideas for the last four months, all while being patient with my slow and sometimes non-existent progress.
Wilcox played four seasons at the University of Washington before being drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014. He signed a two-way contract with the Trail Blazers on August 9, but has missed time after having arthroscopic knee surgery.
His full letter to the organization can be read here.