On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Clippers officially announced that they signed 6’7 forward Jamil Wilson to a two-way deal. This announcement comes about a month after he shined for the squad during Las Vegas Summer League. In only 16 minutes per game, he was able to put up 10.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists on 79% from the field and 62% from beyond the arc.
That great Summer League performance follows up him having a great season with Fiat Torino of the Italian Lega A league, where Wilson averaged 12.9 points and 5.9 rebounds on 47% from the field and 40 from 3 on 4.1 perimeter attempts per game.
Wilson signing a two-way deal means that he’ll likely spend most of the season in the G League with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario where he’d have the opportunity to receive up to $75,000. However, he could potentially spend up to 45 days up in the NBA if the Clippers decide to call him up. While in the Association, Wilson could earn $200,000 if spends the entirety of that duration with the big league club.
Although Wilson spent the prior season in Europe, he’ll be right at home in the G League as he’s spent two seasons there since turning pro in 2014. his most recent G League stint came during the 2015-16 season where he was playing as a member of the Texas Legends. As a member of the Legends, he basically put up the same numbers that he did in Italy and Vegas, as he put up 15.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists on 47% from the field and 39% from beyond the arc on 5.4 perimeter attempts per game.
As you can probably tell from those stats, Wilson has always stood as your prototypical 3-and-D forward. That solid perimeter stroke mostly comes when he’s working in catch-and-shoot as the veteran forward has perfected his jump shooting rhythm. Coinciding with that great stroke, Wilson loves to cut to the paint and finish at the rim, whether that’s with a simple layup or rim-rocking slam. Those two skills have allowed Wilson to be a terrific off-ball presence.
Although Wilson will be spending most of the season in the G League with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, he still stands as a solid player that NBA teams should keep their eyes on.