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“My wife kept telling me, ‘You need to calm down, you need to calm down.’ Because I’m in front of the TV every night watching the game, you know?” explained Wilcox with a smile, knowing he undoubtedly tested the limits of his repaired heart.
“It was a great recovery for me because I got to see my team doing good while I wasn’t around. But you get those games where you’re like, ‘Man, I could have helped. I could have did this, I could have did that.’ But at the end of the day, it’s all a blessing that I’m here in this situation that I am now. Hopefully I can pick up where I left off and kind of clean up some of the things that I didn’t do last season.”
The last thing heart patient should have been watching last year was the Celtics…. especially if you are a big who can grab a few rebounds.
Wilcox is almost back. Well, he’s physically able to play basketball, but he’s not ready to play NBA basketball. But one thing Wilcox knows is… the opportunity to do so is something that was nearly taken away from him.
“This is a blessing. This is a blessing for me to even be here right now,” Wilcox said Saturday while standing on the Celtics’ practice floor. “I’m just going to take full advantage of all my situations and all the opportunities that have been coming my way, and, like I said, it’s a blessing that I’m able to come back to a team to kind of pick up where I left off.”
Considering the stupid money being thrown at big men this summer, I’m just going to be happy we got a decent big at a decent price. He’s not going to wow anyone with his performances, but he’s not going to suck very often either.
And, of course, the most important thing is his health. The fact that today’s medical science allows for things like this to be caught is amazing, so we’re happy to even have a story like this up on the site.
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