The Indiana Pacers have filled their remaining 2-way contract slot with a wing with some NBA experience in C.J. Wilcox.
Wilcox played for the Pacers in Las Vegas during Summer League and shot the ball very well throughout the team’s five games. He averaged 9.2 points per game and shot 56% from the floor.
He has three seasons of NBA playing experience and 66 games played in the NBA overall between time spent with the Clippers and Magic. He’s played sparingly every season and averages just 2 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game in his career.
The other 2-way contract for the Pacers is Edmond Sumner, who signed a 2-year deal last season as he was recovering from an ACL injury.
Wilcox provides the Pacers with some emergency depth at shooting guard and could come in and make open shots if he’s ever called upon. Each 2-way player has up to 45 days with the NBA team during the season and spends the rest of the time with the G-League affiliate.
It’s possible the Pacers end up giving Wilcox the 15th position on the roster if they use up his 45 days quickly like they did with Alex Poythress last season.
Ben Moore was previously on a 2-way deal and was another possible candidate for the contract. All signs point to him still being invited to training camp and playing for the Mad Ants again next season.