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Clippers’ C.J. Wilcox suffers broken hand, to have surgery

Los Angeles Clippers v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: C.J. Wilcox (30) of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots the ball against the Phoenix Suns in the first half at Talking Stick Resort Arena on April 13, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

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C.J. Wilcox has played just 268 NBA minutes across two NBA seasons — not because Doc Rivers doesn’t like him, but a combination of injuries (shoulder right after his draft) and the Clippers having some guards that soak up a lot of minutes just didn’t let him get on the court.

This isn’t going to help. From Dan Woike of the Orange County Register:

This will limit him in the summer; it is not known yet if he will be ready by the start of training camp.

Wilcox is entering his third NBA season and needs to show what he can do — he shot 39.1 percent from three last season but just 39.5 percent from two — if he is going to stick in the league long term. He has looked pretty good in the D-League, but he needs to prove he can do that at the next level this season.