The Magic inked deals with Patricio Garino and Marcus Georges-Hunt on Monday and will part ways with Wilcox in order to clear space on the roster. The former Washington standout is yet to prove himself at the NBA level, as injuries have limited his effectiveness and availability since entering the league in 2014. This season, Wilcox appeared sparingly in only 22 games, totaling 21 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in 108 minutes. The 26-year-old will become a free agent and could struggle to secure a roster spot next season.
Wilcox managed two points (1-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal across 12 minutes during Thursday's 122-92 blowout loss to the Warriors.
Despite returning from an Achilles injury Feb. 25 after being sidelined since early January, Wilcox has only appeared in three of the Magic's following nine contests since then. He sits behind nearly every other option at the wing for the Magic, and will likely only continue to see minutes in blowouts.
Wilcox (Achilles) played three minutes in Saturday's 105-86 win over the Hawks, producing two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt).
Wilcox had been sidelined since early January with left Achilles tendinitis, but it appears he's now healthy coming out of the All-Star break. The Magic's large margin of victory allowed coach Frank Vogel to empty his bench Saturday, and those are about the only scenarios in which Wilcox will see the court. He finds himself behind Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross, Mario Hezonja, D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green on the depth chart on the wing, and will plunge further once Jodie Meeks (thumb) and C.J. Watson (Achilles) are healthy.
Wilcox (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Hawks.
It seems Wilcox's bout with left Achilles tendinitis is nearly behind him, but with the Magic off the schedule until Wednesday against the Knicks following Saturday's contest, the team could opt to hold him out for the weekend. Regardless of if he's active or not, Wilcox isn't a member of coach Frank Vogel's rotation and is thus unlikely to see the court in non-blowout contests.
The Magic first announced on Jan. 20 that Wilcox was dealing with left Achilles tendinitis, and the team had initially been evaluating him on a game-to-game basis until it became apparent that the 26-year-old would need more extended time off to recover. Even at full strength, Wilcox hasn't been a member of the Magic's rotation this season, averaging 4.7 minutes over 16 appearances this season. Don't look for him to return until early March at the soonest.
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