The Celtics have solved at least part of their frontcourt problem by turning to a familiar player.
A team source confirmed today that Chris Wilcox, who had surgery to correct an enlarged aorta last February, has agreed to what is believed to be a veteran’s minimum contract.
Wilcox, who was cleared for full contact and basketball activity just over a week ago, is expected to be ready for training camp in late September.
“I’m just trying to get healthy right now,” he said last week. “Right now I’m just trying to get my wind back.”
At the time of his diagnosis, which ended his season, Wilcox had developed a nice flow. Of all the Celtics big men, he had become the most adept at running the floor with Rajon Rondo, and was also one of their best rebounders and interior defenders. He was one of the best big men in the lineup at defending centers.
Nice move. Really like what I saw from Wilcox last season. The veteran minimum for Wilcox is $1.35 million (according to Chris Forsberg).
Sure beats re-signing Jermaine O’Neal. Did you hear the Lakers are interested in Mr. Fragile? Bahahaha…
There will be a news conference tomorrow morning to formally introduce Jason Terry (who will wear #4), Jeff Green and Brandon Bass.