The Orlando Magic announced Thursday they have assigned C.J. Wilcox and Stephen Zimmerman to the Erie BayHawks, their NBA D-League affiliate.
Neither player has cracked coach Frank Vogel’s rotation. In 10 appearances, Wilcox is averaging one point per game on 25 percent shooting. Zimmerman has appeared in four games and averaged one point per.
As Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania reported Wednesday, Wilcox had sought a D-League assignment in order to rehabilitate from tendinitis in his right Achilles’. Orlando acquired the third-year wing from the Los Angeles Clippers over the summer.
This stint will mark Zimmerman’s second with the BayHawks. The rookie seven-footer excelled in his first trip to the minors, averaging 21.8 points, 15.5 rebounds, and 1.8 steals in four appearances. He likely would have remained with Erie longer had injuries to Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo not left Orlando thin at center.
Soon enough, the Magic won’t have to shuttle their players to Pennsylvania to get them some minor-league reps: the club announced Wednesday it will buy the BayHawks and move them to Lakeland.
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