Boston Celtics Acquire Chris Wilcox to Bolster Bench Depth

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Boston Celtics Acquire Chris Wilcox to Bolster Bench Depth
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The Boston Celtics have signed free agent big man Chris Wilcox (6'10'', 235 lbs.).  He has spent time with the Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons.

Wilcox spent the last two seasons with the Detroit Pistons.  He played sparingly, but averaged nearly six PPG and 4.1 RPG.  For his career, he has averaged 8.8 PPG and 5.1 RPG.  Last season, he played in 57 games, earning 29 starts along the way.

Wilcox is a physical, big man with a strong upper body.  He features a mediocre offensive game, but likes to run the floor and doesn't mind setting picks to help get shooters open looks.  He lead the Pistons last season in field-goal shooting, although he only averaged 5.6 shots a game.  

He struggles with his free-throw shooting, managing a .643 career shooting average.  On the defensive end, he's mainly a solid body to put in the post.  He doesn't block a lot of shots, but certainly has the ability to.

Overall, Wilcox will most likely be the second big man off the bench behind Brandon Bass or perhaps Jermaine O'Neal.  Regardless of his playing time, he'll provide the Celtics with high energy and reliable depth.

Wilcox was drafted eighth overall in 2002 by the LA Clippers.  He attended the University of Maryland and was a member of their 2002 championship team.

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