The Clippers have been frequently transferring their two-way contract players, C.J. Williams and Jamil Wilson, back and forth between the NBA squad and G-League team in an effort to preserve the 45 days that each is allowed to spend in L.A. before having to go back to the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario for the remainder of the season.
It’s become standard practice for the team to assign Williams and Wilson to ACCO the morning after a game, and then bring them back up the morning of game days. However, there was a slight deviation from that norm: while both went to ACCO Saturday morning after the Clippers’ win over the Lakers, only C.J. Williams was transferred back to the Clippers for Sunday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Wilson was not in the Clippers’ rotation on Friday night, essentially wasting one of his few remaining days with the team. Williams, on the other hand, has grasped the starting small forward spot in Danilo Gallinari’s absence and appears to be Doc Rivers’ preference over roster players Wesley Johnson and Sam Dekker. It will be very interesting to see how the Clippers manage Williams’ situation in the weeks to come as his 45-day timer expires.