HoopsHype Chris Wilcox rumors


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The Boston Celtics big man underwent season-ending heart surgery in March and watched his teammates fight for a title from courtside seats. After months of rehab, he re-signed with the Celtics this summer and was poised to make his comeback. However, his return has been delayed due to back spasms. "I'm not ready, I'm not comfortable right now," he said prior to Tuesday's preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets. "When my strength and my conditioning get where they need to be, then I'm going to get back out there. I don't want to go back out there too early and then sit out again. I want to make sure this time when I come back, I'm ready." CSNNE.com

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Chris Wilcox calls Jeff Green his mentor. Green calls Wilcox his “scar buddy.” Considering that both are healthy enough, following their respective heart surgeries last winter, to start practicing today with the Celtics, this support network is already off to a strong start. “I’ll definitely feel a bond with Jeff Green for the rest of my life,” said Wilcox. “When he first came into the league (with Seattle) he was my rook. We had a bond right there. But he’s been my mentor going through this thing, me asking him what’s next, and what to expect. He’s been great with what to expect. “We definitely help each other out,” said the Celtics big man. “We’ll be working out, and I’ll ask him have you ever felt this before, and he’ll say yeah, all the time. If I have any problems pertaining to the surgery, he’s the guy I go to. I’ll ask him what’s next. He’s been with me through it all, and it’s a blessing that someone has been through the same thing as me. I know what to expect. I saw him here during Game 6 (against Miami) and he told me he was good, and I was like, Oh man, I have to get there. When I went home I was burning, just trying to walk. It was motivation and my adrenalin was up.” Boston Herald

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The Boston Celtics formally re-signed Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass, and Chris Wilcox on Saturday, while deals with Jeff Green and Jason Terry will soon be completed. Bass, Wilcox, Green, and Terry all trekked to the Celtics' practice facility Saturday to be introduced alongside Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and team owner Steve Pagliuca. The team has intentionally not finalized deals with Green and Terry in order to allow Ainge flexibility to further maneuver this offseason, though handshake agreements are in place and those players will be in a Boston uniform next season. ESPN.com

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed free agent forward/center Chris Wilcox. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “It was very difficult when we lost Chris last season due to his heart ailment,” said Danny Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations. “In bringing Chris back to the team, we are gaining a very versatile guy who is capable of banging down low in the paint and is able to run out on the break as well.” NBA.com

Wilcox had surgery and is beginning basketball activities. Expected to serve as a backup at forward and center, Wilcox agreed to a deal believed to be at the league’s minimum. “I am just excited and ready to get out there on the court,” he said. “I’m ready, just training now and trying to get my body back right, where I can help. Hopefully I can pick up where I left off.” Boston Globe

“The doctors say I’m cleared for everything,” Wilcox said. “I’m working out, running, playing 5-on-5. I’m doing everything. I just can’t do any heavy lifting just yet.” Wilcox lost approximately 20 pounds following surgery, but said he has gained most of that back. “I’m just trying to get healthy right now,” he said. “Right now I’m just trying to get my wind back.” Boston Herald

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A. Sherrod Blakely: #CelticsTalk: #Celtics anticipate re-signing Chris Wilcox, sources tell #CSNNE.com. Twitter

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