Wilcox, 26, 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 Trail Blazers on August 9, but has been sidelined after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in October.
Wilcox (6-5, 195) was originally assigned to the G League’s Erie Bayhawks by the Clippers last season prior to joining Portland.
Wilcox not only overcame injury but personal strife as the guard detailed in a thank you to the organization he sent out last Friday.
This comes just days after the Blazers assigned rookie forward Caleb Swanigan to the G-League’s Canton Charge. Portland’s other two-way player, Wade Baldwin, is currently playing for the G-League’s Texas Legends.
Blazer’s Edge editor Eric Griffith provided specifics on the transfer process:
For the curious, here's how "flexible assignments" work:— Eric Griffith (@EricG_NBA) December 27, 2017
1) Olshey calls G-League (NOT individual teams) and says "I have a player."
2) G-League says "These teams are willing to take him."
3) Olshey chooses from those teams. https://t.co/NMBSfMPIOG
If no team is willing to take the player, then he is assigned randomly to one of the five "hybrid" teams - Maine (Celtics), Sioux Falls (Miami), Texas (Dallas), Grand Rapits (Pistons), Rio Grande (Rockets)— Eric Griffith (@EricG_NBA) December 27, 2017