Tuesday , Aug , 15 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Sonics re-sign Wilcox

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – The Seattle SuperSonics have re-signed forward
Chris Wilcox. The Seattle Times reports the deal is for three years and worth
$24 million.

The 23-year-old appeared in 29 games last season with the Sonics, averaging
14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds. He was traded in the middle of the season from
the Los Angeles Clippers.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris back to our team,” Sonics general manager
Rick Sund said. “We indicated this summer that getting Chris signed was a
priority and he is on board. The Sonics had a winning record after acquiring
Chris and we want to build on that success. He’s a good fit in Bob Hill’s
system and the style that Bob likes to play.”

Wilcox shot 59.2 percent from the field and scored 20-plus points six times
while playing for Seattle. He averaged only 4.5 points in 48 games for the
Clippers last year before being traded to the Sonics on February 14 in
exchange for Vladimir Radmanovic.

“This is a win-win situation for the Sonics and myself,” Wilcox said. “I enjoy
Coach Hill’s style of play and the team really started to come together at the
end of last season. I’m excited to get this season started.”