Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have assigned guard C.J. Wilcox and center Stephen Zimmerman to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.
Wilcox (6’5”, 195, 12/30/90) has played in ten games this season with the Magic, averaging 1.0 ppg. in 5.7 minpg. He was acquired by Orlando along with cash considerations from the L.A. Clippers in exchange for Devyn Marble and a future second round draft pick on July 15. Wilcox has spent time in the NBA Development League during his professional career with Bakersfield (2015-16), Canton (2015-16) and Fort Wayne (2014-15).
Zimmerman (7’0”, 240, 9/9/96) has appeared in four games this season with the Magic, averaging 1.0 ppg. and 1.5 rpg. in 4.8 minpg. He was previously assigned to Erie on November 28. Zimmerman has played and started in four games with the BayHawks, averaging 21.8 ppg., 15.5 rpg., 1.75 stlpg. and 1.50 blkpg. in 38.0 minpg., while shooting .515 (34-66) from the field. He was then recalled on December 10.
Zimmerman was originally selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2016 NBA Draft by Orlando. Last season (2015-16), he played in 26 games (24 starts) with UNLV as a freshman, averaging 10.5 ppg., a team-high 8.7 rpg. and a team-high 1.96 blkpg. in 26.2 minpg. He ranked second in the Mountain West Conference in blocked shots and third in rebounding.