Chris Wilcox, Celtics forward
The 6-foot-10 forward/center from Raleigh, N.C. helped the University of Maryland win its first NCAA championship in 2002.
The energetic Wilcox spent time with the Clippers, Supersonics, Thunder, Knicks, and Pistons before joining the Celtics as a free agent last season for the $3 million midlevel exception. The hopes were that Wilcox could be an effective backup for Kevin Garnett and Wilcox had a solid first year in Boston. After being diagnosed with an aortic aneurism, he was waived by the Celtics in March 2012 but was later cleared to play and rejoined Boston in July in a $1.35 million deal.
The 30-year-old big man started four times and was among the first options off the bench in 28 games last season, averaging 5.4 points in 17.2 minutes per game, but struggled to be a force on the boards. This season, Wilcox is averaging 4.8 points and 13.4 minutes per game after missing the preseason with a back injury.