August 15, 2006

Wilcox re-signs with SuperSonics

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The Seattle SuperSonics re-signed power
forward Chris Wilcox to a three-year deal on Tuesday, retaining
one of the team's most talented young players.

The Sonics acquired 6-foot 10-inch Wilcox in a trade during
the 2005/06 season from the Los Angeles Clippers for Vladimir
Radmanovic. Since joining Seattle, Wilcox averaged 14.1 points
and 8.2 rebounds in 30.1 minutes per game.

The team did not disclose the deal's financial terms, but
the Seattle Times reported the team agreed to pay Wilcox $24
million over three years.

"We indicated this summer that getting Chris signed was a
priority," said SuperSonics general manager Rick Sund in a

As a restricted free agent, Wilcox, 23, could have signed
with another team, but the Sonics retained the right to match
any offer from other teams.

The Clippers selected Wilcox out of the University of
Maryland with the eighth pick overall in the 2002 NBA draft.