Celtics Re-Sign Chris Wilcox

July 14 2012 at 1:03pm CDT By Luke Adams

SATURDAY, 1:03pm: The Celtics have officially announced the signing, via press release.

FRIDAY, 3:30pm: Wilcox's deal will be for one year and will likely be for the minimum salary, tweets Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.

2:26pm: As expected, Wilcox and the Celtics have reached an agreement on a new contract, tweets Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald.

1:51pm: "I'm definitely excited to be back," Wilcox told Blakely, essentially confirming that he's close to signing a deal with the Celtics (Twitter link).

1:37pm: The Celtics "anticipate re-signing" Chris Wilcox, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com (via Twitter). Wilcox signed in Boston last year, but had his season cut short by a heart condition that required aortic surgery. However, his agent told TNT's David Aldridge earlier this month that Wilcox has been cleared for full-court contact and is prepared to resume his NBA career.

For the Celtics, Wilcox would be the latest in a series of re-signings. Kevin Garnett, Jeff Green, Brandon Bass have already agreed to new deals in Boston, while the team attempts to bring back Greg Stiemsma as well. As our Free Agent Tracker shows, Garnett, Green, Bass, and Jason Terry all received at least three-year deals from the C's, though I doubt Wilcox would get more than a one-year commitment.

In his 28 contests for the Celtics in 2011/12, the 29-year-old Wilcox averaged 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game.

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4 thoughts on “Celtics Re-Sign Chris Wilcox

  1. Nice to see Wilcox coming back. Hope he’s okay from his hear condition. He played well in limited time last year.

  2. Awesome move! Now he could be the starting center, he did a very good job running the floor with Rondo, and KG can go back to play pf. (Since he hates playing center)

    1. You couldn’t be more wrong. Garnett embraced his role as the starting center and was said to be a move he would make for Doc Rivers, and Doc Rivers only. Garnett thrives there because even at his age he is more explosive than 2/3 of the leagues centers. Look at his stats following the position change, his game went back to the Garnett of old.

  3. good nice n cheap now trade bass he not worth the 6 mil plus his value is high trade his ass for a decent center n put kg where he belongs or get majo forget abt lee he not worth it mayo is a playmaker but is immature but hey look at rondo

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