Celtics Re-Sign Chris Wilcox

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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