WALTHAM, Mass. -- In the span of mere minutes at Thursday's trade deadline, Boston Celtics center Chris Wilcox went from near castoff to the most important backup big man on the team. Wilcox reportedly was close to being shipped to the Washington Wizards as part of a deal that brought shooting guard Jordan Crawford to Boston. But Wilcox utilized a clause in the collective bargaining agreement to veto a potential deal and the team ultimately sent veteran Jason Collins to Washington, along with injured Leandro Barbosa, to complete the swap.
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