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Boston Celtics re-sign Chris Wilcox

Chris Wilcox, Brandon Bass

Boston Celtics center Chris Wilcox, right, looks to pass as teammate Brandon Bass defends during an NBA basketball scrimmage in Boston, Friday Dec. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


This was expected. The Celtics wanted Chris Wilcox back, he wanted to come back.

So it’s a done deal. The two sides reach an agreement Friday, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of

“I definitely feel I have some unfinished business,” Wilcox told shortly before agreeing to re-join the Celtics.

In a phone interview with, Wilcox said he was, “excited to be back.”

Wilcox missed the end of last season after having to have heart surgery. Prior to stepping away Wilcox had given the Celtics a solid 17 minutes a night, with 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds.

The Celtics have a deep frontcourt now to help keep Kevin Garnett’s minutes down — Wilcox, Jared Sullinger (who impressed at Orlando Summer League), Fab Melo and starter Brandon Bass. If you’re going small you can run Jeff Green at the four, but I don’t recommend it (his numbers drop off fast).