“The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent Chris Wilcox, a source told ESPN.com. The deal is for $6 million over the next two years according to sources.”
Exclusive Photoshopped Need4Sheed Photo Chris Wilcox in his Pistons Jersey
The skinny on Chris Wilcox
Born: 03-Sep-1982 (27 years old by seasons start)
Height: 6-10 / 2,08
Weight: 235 lbs. / 106,6 kg.
Years Pro: 7
yeah lets get this guy crunk
Still young… Bad Sonics team or not, he at least put up solid rebounding & scoring numbers with them. But his blocks and steals still need to improve a bit…
2 years of championship winnings
So our bench now looks like…
Bynum (AKA MFWB)
We basically have a bunch of raw young guys who will work their butts off whenever they get the chance. The Zoo Crew is reborn!
Lol, Wow. The new exhibit for the Zoo Crew? I love it.
I really wish they would have got drew gooden hes a better shooter but chris is a pure center,cv31 could play center though.
id rather die than have gooden. im happy baout this.
He’s probably the best of the people that we had the ability to sign, but i am a little concerned, since his only good years were with the Clippers
Your forgetting Jerebko at the 4/5
wilcox wont start?
i think your being a little over dramatic gooden would have been great but i can live with chris because hes a center
i just noticed he plays almost the exact same as J-Max, except he’s a tiny bit taller
the starting lineup should be will bynum richard hamilton tayshaun prince cv31 chris wilcox
I’m assuming Jerebko goes to the D-League, but it would be great if he’s ready to play now.
I still think this leaves us in need of a Rip purge. I love him, but he doesn’t fit where we are going now. Rip for Camby or Kaman?
from what i heard everywhere, the pistons think he’s the second most ready behind summers
Rip for Camby and Kaman.
Max is barely 6’7, Wilcox is (from what I understand) a legit 6’10…more than a tiny bit…
We still need a starting true-point guard. Trade for Chris Paul!!!
That’s good to hear. I was assuming Jerebko would be a project who would spend the season in Fort Wayne. If he can play now then he was a steal.
Now sign Ben!!
nice stuff natalie love your info
Thank Gawd. I was afraid we were getting Gooden for a second there. Wilcox is, indeed, raw. But in a good way. I always picked him up whenever I did a fantasy draft in NBA 2K… Solid signing. Good price.
hey very cool i think this is the best big man on the market right now in terms of grity dirty work banger big guy, i like him as an enforcer, although i think we should of picked this guy up like 2 years ago when some people on here were begging for it, and i still want at least one guy on the team capable of leadership and i dont see that from any players. All I see are soldiers and yes i’m including rip and tayshaun in that statement, disagree all you want with it but its what i believe. But just to get back to my original point, good pickup i think he’ll do well here.
I’m thinking Kwame will probably start the season in the starting lineup, but Wilcox definitely has the potential to push him out of it.
Oh of course. I think most centers have that potential.
Haha. Yeah. Maybe that’s not saying much…
I expect Stuckey to become that leader this year.
“The Pistons are likely to add at least one more free agent big man to the roster. Signing Wilcox basically wiped out the remainder of Detroit’s salary cap space. For them to add another player, Detroit will have to sign them to the veteran’s minimum, which is $1.3 million.
Former Piston Ben Wallace, who recently reached a $10 million buyout with the Phoenix Suns, is among the most likely players Detroit will add to its roster. Other possibilities include Rasha Nesterovic and Drew Gooden.”
… Hopefully Big Ben (fingers crossed)
I was just wondering about that. We should not sign any of those guys and give the minutes to our young bigs IMO. Maybe we could bring in Ben as a player/assistant coach to mentor the young ‘uns.
i think so too. i know big ben is older, but he can revive himself here in detroit… which is the only place he ever belonged. he can still make a difference
i don’t like gooden of rasha.. and besides tay and rip would be happy with ben here anyways
Love Chris Wilcox … I’m pretty sure he mowed the ‘rows though.
charlie v… maxiell/jerebko
maybe if we sign big ben he can be the leader??
i think we are going to sign big ben and sign a 3rd PG maybe anthony carter?
i was just thinkin today… we need a new name for our bench… lol
ohhh ok, but they still play the same way
personally I’m hoping that Kwame will be starting over chris, cause he showed some really nice defense last year
but its never a bad thing to have two big men fighting for the starting job
Not bad, I kinda wanted Gooden tho. Both are journeymen. Maybe we can still add Gooden or Big Ben, and then I’m pretty happy with our team. Hold onto Rip!
LOL @ NEED4SHEED LOGO ON THE BBALLs!
joe D. i’ve always trusted in ur moves and have been behind ur moves all along, but c’mon wilcox that’s a pathetic move
Nat.. thank you so much.. if it wasnt for you i wouldnt know anything about what the pistons are up to..
then you haven’t always trusted his moves…
pistons.com then todays piston news. This site is on there but others too
WELL… OK WILCOX ITS HERE, BUT THAT IS NOT ENOUGH.
I AGREE WITH YOU GUYS… WE SHOULD BRING BIG BEN BACK!!!
WITH TWO KWAMES WE ARE GOOD BUT BIG BEN, COULD BE GREAT!!
I’m so psyched for this season! I had been gettin bored w/ the Pistons for last few years due to the same roster every year (for the most part). I was glad when we got A.I. because it actually was a change, but sweet Georgia Brown, everythings changed now (for the most part lol).
Maaaaybe. I’m not sure Daye will really see the court this year. I know he’s playing well in the summer league, but he needs to hit the weight room before he can really contribute in the NBA. And I’m not sold on Wilcox as a hustle guy, from what I’ve seen he’s a very poor defender, which could point towards a lack of effort.
I see Wilcox as a replacement for Kwame for bench center. Kwame and Maxiell 4 Tyson. We’d still have Summers, Daye, and Jerebko as 3 or 4s. Tyson of course would be the starting C. Starters: Stuckey-Rip-Tay-CV-Tyson…. Bench: Bynum, BG, Daye, Summers, Jerebko, Wilcox, and Washington. Then may be sign Ben Wallace for the Veterans minimum.
lol i would love that but u know that wont happen
wow ur jokin right?
he just signed with cleveland
hey Nat u gotta make a Wilcox toon now
brown will start
I think this is gonna be a good season 2 watch. Dont be disappointed if we don’t start off good from the get go. It might take some time but we’ll get back up there. In Dumars we trust. Need one more piece 2 this puzzle. Lets wait and see.
He can play now, tho idk if theres Pt for him. I wouldnt put him down for Any mins and the 5, the 4 is his best shot at Mins.
Who’s Tyson? You talking about Chandler? Get over it. We’re not getting him, and I think we’re better off for not doing so.
LOL. Nat, I bet you haven’t had this much to toon in this site in about 5 years.
joes keeping u busy this offseason nat. lol
iam happy because wilcox is landed to detroit he is a good offensive and defensive player
Have you seen Dye play in the summer league? He’s been absolutely tearing it up…I like his chances a little better at that 4 spot…and i think that it’s going to be interesting to actually see Max get some minutes this year. He’s gonna take his game up a notch for sure.
You’d have to be the dumbest GM of all time to trade away CP3.
I hear a lot of people who are afraid of this signing because of the lack of production from Wilcox this past season…But, you have to figure in that it’s all the result of getting less minutes. On a per 48 minute basis, his numbers almost nearly reflect what he posted in Seattle, which were decent. The reasons for getting less minutes might be because OKC didn’t see Wilcox as their future, so they quickly cut his minutes and then shipped him to NYC. Mike D’Antoni simply will cut the minutes and not play any player that doesn’t fit his system….That doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t play. So, I’m just saying that the small decrease in production from last year doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll be seeing similar low numbers this year.
Wow… And another Player, who’s everything but a center. We’re playing with Kwame at starter and no backup. Joe is a genius.
u know wat i mean
Charlie Villanueve tweeted that the Pistons were going to make a big move. I don’t see signing Wilcox as a big move even though it makes a big impact. What the hell is Villanueva talking about???
I really wonder what he was talking about!
What’s up with the all CAPS posting? That goes for everyone that does that. Is that how you “shout” when you’re typing or something?
I agree. Except I cringed when they got AI. At least he had a huge salary that came off the books. That guy is a cancer!! Why do you think there aren’t any good teams looking at him. Me might have to finish his career on the JV LA team. Ha Ha!!!
If anything he’ll be motivated to show what he can do. Especially with the fact that it took this long for a team to sign him. I like the signing.
Since when is a player that is listed as a Center not a center? That’s the position he plays dude.
I wouldn’t use a tweet from a guy who hasn’t played a game for Detroit yet as 0 accurate news.
Don’t know what happened there. That’s supposed to be 100 percent.
YES that is how I shout at LEAST!!!
I think this is a young, talented, hungry team and in two season or so we will have a good buding team. With boston and other teams ageing we well be in great position in the east, soon, add a few players or some will develope. Piston Caribbean #1 fan.
It would be more of a $$$ saver than being smart or not, but he’s the face of that franchise. He’s not going anywhere
It’s time for Joe to quit doing things to keep ____ happy. That’s why Curry was hired, because he was supposed to have had the respect of Rip and Sheed that Flip didn’t have. We see how that worked..
I can’t believe a couple of media outlets were reporting that Pistons fans shouldn’t be shocked if they see AI in a Detroit uniform next year, like we’ve been trying to trade him but can’t. Riiight. Where do these clowns get their information?
LOL, totally agree there P4L. So, will Joe or Kuester get in CV31’s grill if he’s Tweeting during games again like he did last season with the Bucks? 🙂
I really believe that Joey D has lost his mind. Everything that has happened in the off season has been a downgrade. What happened to HEDO and Boozer. All these big names just went down the shoot, when we signed our big prospects C-Villanueva and B-Gordon. Dont’ get me wrong decent players but stil downgrades from what we should have. We went to sign Avery Johnson but settled for this Kuester Guy.(his spellin doenst’ matter) Now Wilcox. Haha. I saw this and thought it was a Joke. What’s going on JOEY D. What’s GOING ON.
I disagree 100%. Having the same roster every year was the best thing that ever happened to the Pistons.
We would not have been able to get both Hedo and Boozer. Boozer was asking for way to much. I like the 3 we got more than just getting Boozer. Ireally think this team will be okay. Maybe I’m more of a loyal fan than some of these complainers… i dont know, but I will support this team no matter what.
if you look at the sum of the parts our bigs will play this season, then,
kwame + maxiell + wilcox > boozer
i agree about trading max and kwame for tc. the only thing is they need one more small contract for salary match. then the hornets aren’t doing the salary dump they want. we could of traded those two for him before we signed wilcox however then we would have been under the cap enough to absorb the contract of tc.
if we could have given maxiell away to say portland after the milsap fall through we could have just given them kwame and they would only be about a million over the tax line(buyout?).
I am with you man, I think this team will surprise many people.
I hate hearing all you people who want to trade Rip.
I think things will be much better with him. He is a much better defender than BG. Gordon would be better for us coming off the bench. Having Rip gives us defensive flexibility. Most of the best perimeter scorers come from the 2 or 3 position.
With Rip and Tay we can swap back and forth giving them different looks. We can switch on defense as well letting Tay take over on Kobe or something because rip is tall enough to defend most threes.
Rip has covered Lebron before and did a good job of slowing him down when Tay was having trouble.
I hear people say Ben could swap with stuck, but although stuck posseses the physical attributes to play defense . his defense hasn’t developed yet.
When chauncy was here they had to put Rip on him to keep him in check. chauncy walked all over Stuckey.
Does any want to see Ben gordon or Stuckey guarding kobe?
I do like Charlie and Chris better together than Charlie and Kwame.
Perfect. Maxy is amazing!
Rip cannot go anywhere. He’s the reason I became a Pistons fan, and Joe knows better than to trade him.
Yeah Benny would school these little kids.
It’s not about who’s better. We are not playing for anything. This is a business. We need to find either a star, or expiring contracts. Only way to do it is through trade. Rip and Tay are the only pieces other teams are interested in.
Tay can’t stop kobe, lebron or wade. He’s only good enough to stop Turkolu or some over achiever. Ben and Sheed’s D had alot to do with why Tays success.
When your goal is strictly set on the future, you have to look further ahead!
Maybe not in terms of talent, but cancels Boozer out because of his injuries. I’m glad we didn’t get or try for Hedo; I can’t stand that weirdo, and his game is on the decline too.
What is going on with Fabricio Oberto?
i totally agree
Austin Daye’s official nickname is now “PAY DAYE”
dude his good years were with the sonics
We signed Wilcox to replace Kwame as our center coming off the bench. The Hornets are interested in a Kwame and Maxiell trade for Tyson Chandler. Kwame has an expiring contract and Maxiell is just a beast that they want to help them out off their bench.
We don’t have enough cap space to do that.
I’m good with this, welcome to the D, Chris.
As for Rip, I say trade him if he doesn’t want to be here. We might as well get something for him rather than let him walk for nothing. Only Joe knows if Rip wants to be here.
Rip may sign an extension if we can land Ben for cheap and trade for Boozer. Joe is the hardest workin GM right now, so you can’t hate on him too much, plus he gave us the biggest present ever by firing Currys country ass.
Stuckey is a good defender, he guarded LeBron in the playoffs last year and did a good job, he’s only gonna get better
its nice to see that joe is busy by signing players…i hope wilcox will fit right in pistons team…but i think there is a big trade coming soon and i think rip hamilton will be the one who will be going i dont wont rip to see go…rip is my favorite player…but whatever it takes the pistons to go back on the top of the standings next season…
ya i just noticed that when i saw the stats
thats CRAZY! Camby or Kaman….
That would be a classic move.. bring back BEN!
Well said.. i agree totally. Ben Wallace could be that enforcer to make sure everyone is on the same page. the team is currently full of soldiers…
At some point people have to ignore the sentimental value of players and look at what’s best for the team. If we can get a young center (let’s say Okafor) for Richard Hamilton, why would we turn it down just because he’s a fan favorite? I LOVE Rip as much as anyone here, but he’s 31, we need a center, we have a logjam at the SG position, and we’re trying to get younger. ANybody with half a brain would come to the conclusion you trade Rip for a center.
Chris Wilox doesn’t block much, he’s not an enforcer. He’s not much of a defender either. His effort has been suspect. But look at the teams he’s been on, I don’t think he’s ever experienced a playoff game. Not sure about that though. Put him on a winning environment and I think he’ll flourish. Good signing Joe D
When you say young bigs, don’t you mean young big? The only young gun left is Maxiell.
I think we dont have bynum anymore.
They are going to play all their draft picks.
Thats not going to happen
Nevermind they do have Bynum.
Iy should be Stuckey, Rip, Tay, Cv31, and Wilcox
Than Bynum, Gordon, Dajaun, Austin, Kwamae.
Than Jerebko and Maxiell.
Than we still need a few more players.
I like this signing. It came cheap for an efficient player. Pistons getting younger and more athletic. I think one more move will be done. We do need a legit PG and a quality big man. I’d hate to see Rip go, but he’s the biggest trade asset right now since signing Ben Gordon
I love the pick, but honestly, it seems like Joe is building a younger version of the team he built in 2003. Picking up a lot of talented guys that are all role players. He claimd hr wanted high impact guys to get better now. We’ve down graded at every position including coach after the 2008 season. So we’ll be the 7th 8th seed but we could have still competed over the next couple of years with Flip coaching & the roster the way it was. True we were old, but adding young players to that roster who could play would have been smarter. But this current roster is a lot like the 2004 champ squad watered down.
All 5 new players play like the guys they are basically replacing just not as well. So we will be on the bottom of the playoffs for a few years too come.
Anyone with half a brain would know that you trade someone else for a center, except for Rip. Rip is an amazing SG.
No DUDE Kwame will not start Wilcox will he gives them the better chance to win
why wont it happen?
its actually very likely to happen
Brown will start at first then we’ll see them fight for the job
well i think he could have done better but the knicks never played him
the ideal team right there..
no you trade rip for a GOOD center
Wiki and his official website both say he’s a power forward. But what does that matter? Almost every player on our team plays out of position, and people wonder why we have problems.
rip sign a extension? he just signed a 5 year deal last year. what u talkin about?
I’m curious to see how Kwame plays next year without having Sheed’s guidance.
Do you remember that video with Sheed giving nicknames to everyone? Sheed called Kwame the robot or zombie or something like that, cause he played without heart at times. With Sheed gone, will Kwame catch himself when he’s playing without heart?
Did you have something better in mind?
Yeah, I was really getting sick of those 50+ wins and confrench finals apperances. It was time for a demolition and reconstruciton; that’s for sure.
Agreed. That would be a stupdid trade on New Orlean’s part. People love to propose trades here as if they’re automatically work in reality as long as the Salaries are comparable. There’s a difference between the NBA and your game of NBA live ’09.
I read Pistons are looking at both Ben and Nesterovic http://twitter.com/chadfordinsider
Very true Shawn, competition often makes them play the position better.
They don’t have all the trade rumors and whatnot on the official site. This site is amazing!
Do you guys have John Kuester’s phone number or something? Tell him I said hi.
Most likely he’s a C/PF.
I think they’d be fine with him tweeting during games.
The tweet that made headlines last year motivated him and they beat Boston that game.
And yeah, Charlie’s not Joe Dumars, so don’t bank on anything.
I do think a trade is coming, though.
And don’t forget, the season doesn’t start until November. There’s a lot of time left in the offseason!
lol You made some kind of weird box.
I would love big ben to come back.. maybe he could return to his old self.. i cant believe all of the people that think the pistons wont be good.. think about it people! we have so much talent on this team!
So many of these puns are going to pop up over the season.
Right. I want a center for Rip. But only time will tell.
Kwame Brown and Chris Wilcox are each 27.
Jason Maxiell is 26.
The Pistons have Will Bynum still, yes.
Right on, bro.
k brown WILL start
joe is building for the future that is what happened to hedo and boozer, we are trying to get younger not pick up old people otherwise we wpuld of kept who we had. duh
u forgot deron, thats 13 players full roster
i think that sheed was looking in the mirror when he came up with the zombie
You can have up to 15 (3 on the reserve)
12 is required for an active team.
Kwame will start because he’s a better rebounder and can defend a lot of the better starting bigs in the league…..maybe they’ll alternate though, depending on who the opposition will be on a given day.
Don’t worry people we still have WILL BYNUM.
Summers too bro! I like our rookies thus far
yes an aging roster is always good for any team…
just a big guy would be sufficient, i’m so tired of people talking about the PG shit…
Kind of agree with you on this man. Good ascpect and way of looking at the situation
I like this pickup, Wilcox is a beast inside and will provide exactly what we needed which is another big body who is decent. As for people saying he can’t play center, the times are out for players who are targeted at 1 postion. There are all kinds of players that play multiple positions now in the league. Wilcox is 6’10 and a big body, he can def. play center, hell big ben did at 6’9 so why not? I would like to see how this all pans out over the course of at least 30 games, then we will see it unfold.
Wilcox is a BEAST
Difference is, we still have Rip and Tay. And, Chauncey has fizzled in the playoffs the last three or four years.
other than LA I thought Chauncey was pretty good this year
I would be more encouraged if his career average was higher than 0.4 blocks per game.
There’s a reason why he was a bench player for teams like the Sonics, Thunder, and Knicks. It’s not like he was coming off the bench for Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett – he was backing up guys like Robert Swift, Nick Collison and Eddy Curry. I hope he proves me wrong, but until he does I’m going to remain a skeptic.
wilcox has talent but we still need a trade for a better center trade prince,and by the way wilcox is a center/powerforward he plays both with out a trade we are died.
ithink one is joe knows we need a better center no matter what i say prince and a 2nd round pick or two for tyshaun chandler he is tall and has the defence that we need badly.
why the hell would u trade rip for a center. if we do that who is gonna play SG the no defense undersized ben gordon please rip has been there most consistent player. if dumars would have been thinking he wouldnt even have gotten gordon especially for that kind of money. he should have used that 55 mil and got a big man and a cheaper. two guard i like gordon but he is not that good for us to trade rip and anybody who says trade rip is silly
You’re a FOOL if you think Curry was hired because rip and sheed wanted him. Or that Joe is trying to keep everyone happy instead of run the team the way he thinks it should be ran.
Or is this how you try to justify Joe’s screwing up the team?
It’s amazing how many people don’t even read their own comments on here.
Eh, I don’t know about Wilcox, he’s kind of sloppy…I would start Kwame. Still want Glen Davis, though.
You seem to be only one who wants him. We already couldn’t afford Big Baby so how would we be able to now? Are some of you people seriously this ignorant?
I dont understand signing Glen Davis, or even Chris Wilcox to an extent…with a healthy beast of Jason Maxiell ready to be unleashed FINALLY…?
BESIDES HES OLD, Y WOULD WE SIGN HIM TO ANOTHER EXTENSION?
sorry about the all caps wasnt looking when i typed.
Signing Wilcox may have just been about setting up a trade
Look for a early season trade:
Rip + Wilcox for Amare + Barbosa
The suns are clearly looking to trade Amare and Rip would be a huge upgrade for them over Barbosa. Amare would be great in the post with CVN and Barbosa would be solid coming off the bench behind Ben Gordon/Tay
Not much else we could do at this point man, with only 3.2 million on the table you aren’t gonna get much and I’m pretty sure he was starting on Seattle. Eddy Curry was out last season for most of the year, he backed David Lee. I do believe he will be an energetic player off the bench or even starting, which will be nice, we need that. Everyones defense seems to liven up once they get to Detroit lol.
Free agent signings cannot be traded until Dec…
We def needed another big body. It made plenty of sense to me
The Celts offered a trade recently for Maxiell and a future first round pick that we declined, although i have reason to believe that this guy just assumes out of free agency in which then I would have to agree with the whole ignorance thing…lol
So do the New York Knicks.
The season starts in November.
That’s “early season,” like they suggested.
this would be an awesome trade i love maxiell but we don’t have a defined center and tyson chandler is young and talented so i would agree to it
firstly; HUGE WASTE! there are many more talented and productive front court free agents who possess much more skill and potential than wilcox. the first that comes to mind is young and explosive hakim warrick. plus throw al harrington and david lee into the mix and this free agent signing is a very disappointing move. i also gotta show my big dog eddy curry some love . . . look at his highlights; VERY underrated.
plus; wilcox does not even seem appealing to trade for arguably the best 4 spot in the NBA. Amare’s versatility is threatning and all though i would love to bring him here to detroit ; phoenix could easily build around him. A more tempting trade would be (if we signed him instead of wilcox) PF David Lee & SG Richard Hamilton for Suns PF Amare Stoudamire SG Leandro Barbosa & 2010 1st Round Pick. Wilcox was a huge mistake….